April 8, 2011

Challenges face local agencies that serve medically uninsured
News-Sun – April 8
Through STCC's intervention, she was admitted to Moffitt Cancer Center, where she had surgery to remove the cancerous growth and where she stayed until the lung healed.

House OKs deregulation bill, shifts funds from Moffitt
The Tampa Tribune – April 8
The Florida House on Thursday voted to deregulate more than a dozen professions and to shift cigarette tax revenue from H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center to services for the developmentally disabled.

Cancer survivors find strength, support in YMCA's Livestrong program
St. Petersburg Times – April 8
Since discovering the disease in 2008, Ostermann has fought back, spending more than a year undergoing intensive chemotherapy and outpatient treatment at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Briefs: Study links long working hours and heart attack risk
St. Petersburg Times – April 7
The magazine also recognized Moffitt Cancer Center, Brandon Regional Hospital and Community Hospital in New Port Richey.

Moffitt state funds remain in the hands of the Legislature
The Oracle – April 7
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center may see its biomedical research budget cut completely for the 2011-12 fiscal year due to current bills circulating in the state Legislature.

Cuts concern advocates for developmentally disabled
The Tampa Tribune – April 7
The problem is, the House would be using money previously given to cancer centers across the state, including H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Calandros is honorary Relay chairman
The Polk County Democrat – April 6
About three years later, the tiredness began to return and a trip to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa simply verified the original diagnosis.

Florida’s Best Hospitals – U.S. News & World Report
HealthyState.org – April 6
2. Moffitt Cancer Center

ProCertus BioPharm raises $1.7 million
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel – April 5
The company is planning another study on hair loss prevention at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and another for the prevention of oral mucositis - the inflammation of mucous membranes in the mouth - in patients undergoing certain cancer therapies.

Local state senators uncertain Moffitt money will be restored
The Tampa Tribune – April 5
A measure to restore money for a major expansion of Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center passed in a Senate committee Monday, but its overall prospects aren't encouraging.

Tampa General big regional winner in latest U.S. News hospital rankings
St. Petersburg Times “Venture” blog – April 5
Right behind at No. 2 in the area is Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center.

Tampa General ranked area's top hospital
The Tampa Tribune – April 4
Next in line among the 40 hospitals in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area were Moffitt Cancer Center, Brandon Regional Hospital and Community Hospital in New Port Richey.

Historic Sans Souci building has new calling
The Tampa Tribune – April 4
Bio-Scrip is a specialty pharmacy serving clients with HIV as well as transplant patients at Tampa General Hospital and cancer patients at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Q&A with State Representative James Grant
Carrollwood Patch – April 4
The one priority is the bill I'm running to restore Moffitt [Cancer Center and Research]’s funding to the five percent of the tobacco tax where they were.

Halfway through session, some issues still unsettled
The Tampa Tribune – April 3
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center: The money crunch has led House budget writers to sweep $50 million from a biomedical research fund, including a $10 million annual allocation to Moffitt, Tampa's state-of-the-art research and treatment center.

Sworn in as Tampa mayor, Bob Buckhorn calls for unity in a drive for greatness
St. Petersburg Times – April 2
Few cities have Tampa's potential, he said, with the University of South Florida, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa International Airport and the Port of Tampa.

Bills from Naples' Hudson draw wrath of top Florida House Democrat
The News-Press – April 2
The bill calls for ending provisions of the law related to the funding of programs for the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program, the William G. "Bill" Bankhead, Jr. and David Coley Cancer Research Program, and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute from state cigarette surcharge revenues.

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