August 5, 2011

MS Controversy: Inflating Veins, Deflating Symptoms – Aug. 5
Bulent Arslan, M.D., from Moffitt Cancer Center performs the venoplasty procedure.

CT Lung Cancer Screenings Being Offered at Moffitt – Aug. 5
The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, among others, has begun a CT lung cancer screening program, based upon a recent groundbreaking study that has shown it to be effective in early detection of the disease.

Gov. Rick Scott talks investors, state funding with Moffitt Cancer Center officials
St. Petersburg Times “The Buzz” blog – Aug. 4 (This same story published in
The Miami Herald’s “Naked Politics” blog.)
Rep. James Grant, R-Tampa, joined Gov. Rick Scott on a tour of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa on Thursday.

Tampa non-profit group hosts costume party to raise money for ovarian cancer research and education
10 News – Aug. 4
The local organization provides funding for cancer research and education and has given thousands to the work of area hospitals like the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Sports Calendar for 8/4
Cape Coral Daily Breeze – Aug. 4
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

Scientific Satisfaction at Moffitt Cancer Center
The Ledger (blog) – Aug. 3
Moffitt Cancer Center is moving up in the ranks among readers of The Scientist magazine, a print and digital publication for life-science professionals.

MS therapy draws debate / KRCG 13 (New Bloomfield, Mo.)  – Aug. 1
Bulent Arslan, M.D., from Moffitt Cancer Center performs the venoplasty procedure.

The Royal Dames Women of Hope
Ocala Magazine – Aug. 1
Lois Johnson conferred the title of Royal Lady upon Dr. Erin Dunbar, a UF/Shands Brain Surgeon and a 2010 and 2011 Royal Dames research grant recipient, Dr. M. Catherine Lee, Breast Surgeon at Moffitt Cancer Center, and Judy Flickinger, R.N. a volunteer at Ocala/Marion County Hospice.

A blood battle in Manatee: Blood banks fight for donors
Bradenton Herald – July 31
Those two counties send patients to Moffitt Cancer Center and All Children's Hospital, and virtually all of their trauma patients go to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg and Tampa General Hospital

Protect USF-Lakeland ties
The Tampa Tribune – July 30 
Moffitt Cancer Center is on campus, and two hospitals and research firms are nearby. 


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