April 29, 2011

Jury breaks for the night in Salter murder trial
St. Petersburg Times – April 29
Simon, 30, was a Moffitt Cancer Center nurse raising four children.

New roadblocks hamper efforts for budget deal
St. Petersburg Times – April 29 (This same story also appeared in The Miami Herald.)
Also unresolved is how much money will go to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and to Florida's three private historically black colleges.

American Cancer Society toons up for relay
The Tampa Tribune – April 29
Mallory said in addition to funding research, the patient services also are beneficial and include such things as: providing rides to and from cancer treatments; providing a place for people to stay, Hope Lodge, when undergoing treatment at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center; and providing peer support services, such as Man-to-Man for prostate cancer survivors and Look Good Feel

US Senator Kathy Castor Meets With Seniors At Enoch Davis
The Weekly Challenger – April 29
Castor led the way for new collaborative health initiatives at the University of South Florida, the Haley Veterans Administration Hospital and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Man guilty in fatal shooting of girlfriend
St. Petersburg Times/Tampabay.com – April 29
She was a widowed nurse who worked at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. The previous March she filed a domestic violence petition complaining that Salter had threatened to stab her with a screwdriver.

West Genesee alumni to host benefit for classmate Sunday
EagleNews Online – April 29
He recently received a bone marrow transplant and is fighting this disease at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Health and Human Services Budget Negotiations Begin
Sunshine State News – April 28
As an example, the House proposed cutting $50 million for biomedical research, while the Senate wants to fund the programs at places such as the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Deal reached on higher education spending
St. Petersburg Times “The Buzz” blog – April 28 (This same entry appeared in The Miami Herald’s “Naked Politics” blog.)
The two sides agreed to keep H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center funded at $9.6 million for its doctor training program.

Smart Health | April 2011
WEDU “Smart Health” – April 28
Moffitt genetic specialist Dr. Tuya Pal says harmful mutations of these genes can affect a person’s risk.

Lawmakers Clash On Cancer Research Funding, Cuts
CBS Miami – April 28
But the House’s proposed cut has particularly drawn objections from Tampa-area lawmakers, who are looking to protect funding for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, according to the News Service of Florida.

Tampa defendant says he was handing over gun when it went off
St. Petersburg Times – April 28
She was still dressed in blue scrubs from her job at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Health and Human Services Budget Negotiations Begin
Sunshine State News – April 28
As an example, the House proposed cutting $50 million for biomedical research, while the Senate wants to fund the programs at places such as the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Scripps Research in Jupiter shares in $2 million award to study prostate cancer
TCPalm.com – April 28
The Scripps Research Institute and Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center have been awarded more than $2 million to study the formation and progression of prostate cancer.

Chief of Leesburg Regional and Villages hospitals resigns
Orlando Sentinel – April 27
The organization will team with the Moffitt Cancer Center based in Tampa.

Scripps Florida wins $2M grant
South Florida Business Journal – April 27
The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter won a $2 million grant with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa to study prostate cancer.

Villages tells 'Relay' to split funds or move out
Daily Commercial – April 27
The Villages has been hosting many fundraisers for the Moffitt Cancer Center that is slated to be built in The Villages, and decided to support it over the Relay for Life, Hardee said.

Jury hears 911 call about Tampa mother fatally shot while holding child
Tampabay.com – April 27
She worked at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. On Tuesday, Simon's mother, Arleen Jackson, described how Salter had shown up angry at the house and followed Simon from room to room as she held one of the baby twins.

Gallery Woo celebrates marine life and artist’s cancer survivor spirit
www.examiner.com – April 27
I wanted to give back to Moffitt because of what they did for me. The best of how I was treated was at Moffitt,’ said Woo. ‘At other hospitals, I was like a number. Moffitt treated me like family.’

Virtual Career Fair is Wednesday
Pensacola News Journal – April 26
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Dr. Christopher Cubitt, Staff Scientist, Moffitt Cancer Center

USF student’s relatives create scholarship in her memory
The Oracle – April 25
Silverman said he was impressed with Ryan's workload, which included taking pre-medical classes, working a part-time job, volunteering at the Shriners Children's Hospital and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, shadowing two doctors and maintaining an active social life.

Follow Senate prescription on pill mills: Don't hurt legitimate doctors, patients
Palm Beach Post – April 25
Greg Giordano, a spokesman for Sen. Fasano, said the lawmaker has received calls from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa expressing concern about the cap that limits pharmacies to 5000 units per month. The center uses far more than that on its patients.

As Pain Rx Databases Gain Transparency, Are Pharmacists at Risk?
Pharmacy Practice News (registration) – April 25
In some sense, the clinical quandary may be more complex for hospital pharmacists if, when checking the database, they see a worrisome pattern of using controlled substances, said David Craig, PharmD, a pharmacist and pain management specialist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., who is familiar with the Nevada case.

Shop Talk
Oncology Times – April 25
Thomas A. Sellers, PhD, MPH, Executive Vice President of Population Sciences, Associate Center Director of Cancer Prevention and Control, CEO of the Lifetime Cancer Screening and Prevention Center at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, and Director of the Moffitt Research Institute

Chief gives state of the hospital
Daily Commercial – April 25
She said LRMC is pleased to partner with Moffitt Cancer Center to provide top cancer care services.

Medicaid cuts hurt more than patients
St. Petersburg Times – April 24
In Tampa Bay, the Senate's plan would mean $251 million less for hospitals in four Tampa Bay counties — Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando — including a whopping $65 million less for Tampa General; $30 million for St. Joseph's; $26 million for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center; $25 million for Bayfront Medical Center; and $15 million each for All Children's and Morton Plant.

Benefit planned for former West Genesee lacrosse player fighting leukemia
Syracuse.com (blog) – April 24
McCarthy is recuperating from a bone marrow transplant he recently received at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

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