September 10, 2010

Simple Scales Predict Chemotherapy Toxicity in Elderly Patients
Oncology Times – Sept. 10
Researchers at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute set out to build a predictive score that would be valid across several chemotherapy regimens and take into account chemotherapy and patient variables.

Chuck Henson trades in traffic for dancing shoes
Bay News 9 – Sept. 9 (This same story also appeared on Central Florida News 13.)
Henson will dance for Moffitt Cancer Center, Pepin Heart Hospital and Kid's Place in Brandon.

The fight against oral cancer
St. Petersburg Times/Tampabay.com – Sept. 9
"Smoking a half pack of cigarettes a day for at least 15 years or drinking several alcoholic drinks a day for 10 years or longer increases your risk,'' said Dr. Tapan Padhya, director of the Division of Head and Neck Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Dems torn: Should they vote for Crist in hopes of defeating Rubio?
TBO.com – Sept. 9
Monday, he toured Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to emphasize his support for President Barack Obama's economic stimulus program, which has provided more than $20 million for Moffitt research efforts, and to restate his support for stem cell research, including embryonic cell experimentation.

New drug is shrinking melanoma tumors and possibly extending lives
ABC Action News – Sept. 9
In stage four and dying, his doctor at Moffitt Cancer Center put him on an experimental drug that doesn't even have a name yet.

Good Causes
The Ledger - Sept. 8
Proceeds from the sale will benefit the family of Warner "Jason" Squire III and Moffitt Cancer Center. Call 604-3320 or 581-6699. Lakeland Christian School.

Charlie Crist, Kendrick Meek vie to be main alternative to Marco Rubio
Tampabay.com – Sept. 8
Crist on Tuesday campaigned at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute to highlight his support for stem cell research and how stimulus money is being used at the research center.

Crist backs researching embryonic stem cells
TBO.com – Sept. 8
Charlie Crist, visiting H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute on Tuesday, renewed his support for embryonic stem cell research, even though he declined to act on the issue as governor.

Bella Cucina makes it like Mom
The Tampa Tribune – Sept. 8
Two years ago, they moved to Ruskin, when Tony needed treatment at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Healing Hands
The Longboat Observer – Sept. 8
And for her first trip to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Lederman donned a monk’s robe to commemorate the beginning of treatment.

Medical center welcomes 2 oncologists
Sequim Gazette – Sept. 8
Nelli recently completed her fellowship with University of South Florida's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Go Lime Green Community Yard Sale
The Polk County Democrat – Sept. 8
Squire will undergo eight months of intense chemotherapy treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Targeted Drug for Melanoma Shows Promise in Early Clinical Testing
NCI Cancer Bulletin – Sept. 7
“These results represent a major breakthrough and provide proof of the principle that the treatment of metastatic melanoma can be individualized for a substantial percentage of patients,” said Drs. Kieran S.M. Smalley and Vernon K. Sondak of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in an accompanying editorial.

Charlie Crist, Kendrick Meek vie to be main alternative to Marco Rubio
St. Petersburg Times – Sept. 7
Gov. Charlie Crist, looking at a lung cancer cell, visits H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute on Tuesday to highlight his support for stem cell research.

Crist kicks off campaign at Moffitt
FOX 13 Tampa Bay – Sept. 7
Walking through a maze of labs, with scientists dressed in white coats, Governor Charlie Crist got a personal tour of the Moffitt Research Center.

Crist on burning Qurans, extending Bush tax cuts, stem cell research
Tampabay.com, “The Buzz” blog – Sept. 7 (This same post appeared in The Miami Herald’s “Naked Politics” blog.)
Charlie Crist made a campaign at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa today, to highlight his support for stem cell research.

Crist renews support for embryonic stem cell research
TBO.com – Sept. 7
Charlie Crist, visiting Moffitt Cancer Center today, renewed his support for embryonic stem cell research, even though he declined to act on the issue as governor.

Crist Reaches Out To Fla. Voters
WESH 2 (Orlando) – Sept. 7
Crist toured the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and renewed his promise to support stem cell research in the work to treat and cure a variety of diseases -- if he's elected to the U.S. Senate.

Charley dances with the stars
FOX 13 – Sept. 7
Proceeds benefit Hands Across the Bay, Pepin Heart Hospital, Kid's Charity of Tampa Bay, and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Campus Joe
The Oracle – Sept. 7
Nancy Chen had just finished her shift at Moffitt Cancer Center and was also waiting for a ride.

USF Alzheimer's center rising above shortcomings in research
The Tampa Tribune – Sept. 4 (This same story appeared in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.)
He likened it to the Moffitt Cancer Center, which is on the USF campus.

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