August 26, 2011

Moffitt and Ron Jon hold sun-safety event
Hometown News - Aug. 26
The surf shop, in partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center, aims to provide participants with information about skin cancer prevention and early detection.

Smart Health
WEDU - Aug. 25
Watch Dr. Robert Wenham and Shane Huntsman discuss Moffitt's Total Cancer Care protocol.

Women’s Cancer Education Conference at Moffitt Cancer Center
NewTampaPatch.com – Aug. 25
The FACTors (Fighting Against Cancer Together) program and The Center for Women’s Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center present the Women’s Education Conference.

Steve Jobs Resigns After Years of Health Problems
ABC News – Aug. 25
"Some people have described them as cancer in slow motion," Dr. Jonathan Strosberg, attending physician at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., told ABC News in January.

O’Brien’s Hosting Fundraiser for Sheriff’s Office Deputy with Bone Cancer
Patch.com – Aug. 24
Hancock was diagnosed with bone cancer in June and is undergoing treatment at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Space Coast Cancer Center Cuts Ribbon At Viera Hospital Facility
Space Coast Medicine and Healthy Living – Aug. 24
Space Coast Cancer Center is one of only 17 facilities in the state affiliated with the prestigious Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institution, allowing for access to clinical trials that include quality of life studies and genomic and proteomic clinical research.

USF, local businesses create Tampa Innovation Alliance
The Oracle – Aug. 24
USF Vice President for Communications Michael Hoad said the alliance, which includes institutions such as Busch Gardens, University Community Hospital (UCH) and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, hopes to brand the North Tampa area by attracting more businesses.

Seffner Christian Academy cares for cancer center
The Tampa Tribune – Aug. 24
The beneficiary was H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, which was chosen because some parents of academy students were receiving cancer treatment there, said Jody Duncan, project liaison and former Seffner Christian Academy middle school principal.

Pat Terrell gave others a stability she had never known
St. Petersburg Times – Aug. 23
Back home, doctors diagnosed late-stage pancreatic cancer. She entered a trial program at Moffitt Cancer Center

Sports Calendar for 8/23
Cape Coral Daily Breeze – Aug. 23
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. Info: Cape Coral Hooters (239) 945-4700.

SLNB 'Should Be Performed' for Melanoma of Head and Neck
Medscape – Aug. 22
"I have been invited to debate SLNB in melanoma with Vernon Sondak [of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida] at the next meeting of the College of the College of Pathologists in Dallas in September."

Combining Gene and Cell Therapy Is Arming Researchers with More Options for Cancer
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News – Aug. 22
Contego is based on the TIL adoptive cell therapy being used at the NCI, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer & Research Institute.

Melanoma Drug, Vemurafenib, Approved By US FDA
Medical News Today – Aug. 20
Jeffrey Weber, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center at Moffitt said: "This is a great success story. To find a mutation and develop a test to enable widespread testing and matching a patient to the treatment is just the kind of personalized medicine we want to be known for here at the cancer center."

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