August 19, 2011

Skin cancer drug tested in Bay area shows promise
The Tampa Tribune - Aug. 19
It's the first in a series of targeted drugs, meaning it's a drug that targets a specific mutation in about half of all melanomas that begin on the skin," said Dr. Jeffrey Webber, the director of the Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center at Moffitt Cancer Center.          

FDA approves personalized Medicine drug for melanoma
ABC Action News – Aug. 19
Moffitt Cancer Center being the only institution in Florida to do so.

New melanoma drug tested at Moffitt
Central Florida News 13 - Aug. 18
Moffitt Cancer Center is the only institution in Florida to have conducted a registration trial using the drug manufactured by Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

New melanoma drug had trial run at Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa Bay Business Journal - Aug. 18
The Moffitt Cancer Center was the only institution in Florida that conducted a trial for the drug, vemurafenib, a company statement said.

“Senior Voice America — Representatives of Moffitt Cancer Center”
Senior Voice America – Aug. 18
Click on the link above and listen to Dr. Sarah Hoffe and Nancy Ziel discuss the latest technology in cancer treatment and patient care at Moffitt.

FDA approves skin cancer drug
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Aug. 18
Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa was the only Florida participant in the Phase II trial of Zelboraf, monitoring 10 out of the 132 patients with the mutation whose melanomas had been previously treated.

Hundreds hope to find new job – Aug. 17
Here is a partial list of employers scheduled to attend:  Coca-Cola Refreshments, Tampa General Hospital, JP Morgan Chase, FedEx Ground, Nielson Company, Sanwa International Foods, ConnectWise, Progress Energy, Moffitt Cancer Center, and Hillsborough County Public Schools

Ron Jon Surf Shop / Moffitt Cancer Center Free Skin Cancer Screenings
The Ponte Vedra Recorder - Aug. 17
Moffitt Cancer Center, in partnership with Ron Jon Surf Shop, will be offering free skin cancer screenings and cancer education to the public at the Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach.

Job fair hosted by Rep. Janet Cruz draws a crowd
St. Petersburg Times - Aug. 17
About 100 employers were represented, including Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Moffitt Cancer Center, Progress Energy and Telemundo.

Q&A: Putting the New Melanoma Drugs to Work
Skin and Allergy News Digital Network - Aug. 17
Dr. Vernon K. Sondak, chair of cutaneous oncology and director of surgical education, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa.

5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, August 17
ABC Action News - Aug. 17
Among the 100 participating companies include Coca-cola Refreshments, Tampa General Hospital, JP Morgan Chase, FedEx Ground, Progress Energy, Moffitt Cancer Center, Hillsborough County Public Schools and Sanwa International Foods.

Patient Navigators Might Reduce Disparities in Cancer Care
Health Behavior News Service - Aug. 16
"The jury is still out whether patient navigation is the answer to eliminating cancer health disparities," cautioned Clement Gwede, Ph.D., associate director of diversity at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Sports Calendar for 8/16
Cape Coral Daily Breeze - Aug. 16
Saturday, Oct. 29: Cape Coral Hooters Fall Charity Golf Event - Palmetto Pine Country Club, registration 7:30 a.m., shotgun start 8:30 a.m.; entry fee $340 per foursome, corporate foursome sponsorship $440 (includes hole sponsorship), tee & green sponsorships $100; proceeds benefit Moffitt Cancer Center.

Previving Pancreatic Cancer (Blog) - Aug. 15
So I'm taking part in two studies at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Tavares officer battles brain and breast cancer with police, family at her side
Orlando Sentinel - Aug. 15
Within days she was a stage three breast-cancer patient. She became a regular at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, where she said the décor is friendly and the doctors are friendlier.

‘Mole Patrol' Skin Cancer Screenings held on Clearwater Beach
Central Florida News 13 - Aug. 14
The Moffitt Mole Patrol provided mobile skin cancer screenings on Clearwater Beach on Saturday.

Brevard County's Richard Levine is Doc Optimist
Florida Today - Aug. 14
As part of his regional goal, Levine initiated an affiliation with Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa several years ago while he served as medical director of the cancer program at Parrish Medical Center.

'Mole Patrol' skin cancer screenings held on Clearwater Beach
Bay News 9 - Aug. 13
The mobile screening unit allowed residents to stop by and get screened for skin cancer by Moffitt Cancer Center professional from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday.

Moffitt Cancer Center's Mole Patrol to offer free skin cancer screenings in Clearwater Beach
ABC Action News - Aug. 13
Moffitt Cancer Center's Mole Patrol will offer free skin screenings on Saturday, August 13 in Clearwater Beach on Pier 60 Pavilion from 9 am to 3:30 p.m.


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