April 22, 2011

Crushing Cancer’s Defenses
Science News – April 22
Today, “the melanoma vaccine situation is pretty barren,” says Jeffrey Weber, a melanoma specialist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Committed to Moffitt
The Tampa Tribune/TBO.com – April 22
State Rep. James Grant kept a promise he would do what was best for the people of the state when he voted against cutting funding to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center ("Vote for Moffitt breaks ranks," front page, April 13).

Oracle Software Supporting Moffitt's Personalized Medicine Ambitions
Bio-IT World – April 22
Moffitt Cancer Center recently announced that it selected Oracle Health Sciences solutions as the foundation for its next-generation health and research informatics platform.

Sarasota EDC hires new chief
East County Observer – April 21
Huey led all major relocation- and expansion-incentive agreements relating to jobs and capital investment, including IKEA; M2GEN, which is a joint venture between Moffitt Cancer Center and Merck Pharmaceutical; and Depositary Trust and Clearing Corporation.

Student-athletes honored
The Tampa Tribune/TBO.com – April 21
He's volunteered his time to the Moffitt Cancer Center, the Special Olympics and Relay For Life, scored a 2140 on the SAT and has a 6.7 grade-point average.

RCMA hosts health fair in Balm
The Tampa Tribune/TBO.com – April 20
Among the agencies in attendance were Florida Home Partnership, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, and the Good Samaritan Mission in Wimauma.

Sunlake High valedictorian Sarah Collins and salutatorian Roger Prough
St. Petersburg Times/Tampabay.com – April 20
Clubs, extracurricular activities: National Honor Society, Dance, Odyssey of the Mind, volunteering at Moffitt Cancer Center and Lake Myrtle Elementary School.

Tampa woman blindsided while fighting battle of her life
ABC Action News – April 19
One small comfort: The Cernak's were covered by United Healthcare which they say paid for most of Louise's treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center.

This year's list of Top Workplaces is a special group
St. Petersburg Times – April 16
The workplaces of two big public companies, Raymond James Financial and HSN, made the list, as did Tampa heavyweight Moffitt Cancer Center and new-to-the-ranking Universal Health Care in St. Petersburg.

New players in melanoma
Nature’s Science Business Exchange – April 2011
“Discovering new ways to block the onset of BRAF inhibitor resistance in melanoma patients is currently one of the hottest topics in cancer research,” said Keiran Smalley, assistant professor in the Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center & Program in Molecular Oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.


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