December 31, 2011

With New Year's resolutions, small changes can mean big results
St. Petersburg Times - Dec. 31
"It really represents the most important health behavior change that an individual can make to impact their health," said Vani Simmons, a researcher in the tobacco research and intervention program at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Morroni won't let cancer get him down
Tampa Bay Newspapers - Dec. 30
Morroni, 58, said it was reconfirmed at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa Dec. 27.

Commissioner's Cancer Has Returned
Largo Patch - Dec. 30
In a news release, Morroni said that he is currently awaiting test results and will receive treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Ground Rounds January 2012
Tampa Bay Medical News - Dec. 29
Moffitt Cancer Center and the Florida Brain Tumor Association (FBTA) will address the growing number and the latest trends in the collaborative "Together in Hope" seminar slated for Saturday, Jan. 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Moffitt's Vincent A. Stabile Research Building on Magnolia Drive.

Study: Skin cancer risk higher for smokers
Amarillo Globe-News - Dec. 29
A recent study from the Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center shows women who smoke have a "markedly increased" risk of squamous cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer, with women who smoked for 20 years, doubling their risk for the disease.

Doctors Hospital COO takes office March 17 as ACHE Regent-at-Large
Tampa Bay Medical News - Dec. 29
With more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience, including serving as practice manager at St. Joseph's Hospital and program administrator at Moffitt Cancer Center, both located in Tampa, Powell-Powell-Stafford has worked for Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA, the national leader in healthcare services, since June 2008.

Top 11 Most-Viewed Stories of 2011
Healthy State - Dec. 28
7. Latest In Breast Cancer Research: Dr. Hatem Soliman is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer at The Center for Women's Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Pinellas Commissioner John Morroni's cancer returns
St. Petersburg Times - Dec. 28
Morroni, who was treated for non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2008, said he met with doctors at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa who confirmed the news Tuesday.

ASH 2011 - The Meeting's Myeloma-Related "Hidden Gem"
The Myeloma Beacon (Blog) - Dec. 28
Dr. Ken Shain from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa:
I feel that one of the topics in myeloma research that deserves a lot of attention was the conversation around the potential IMiD target cereblon.

Pinellas County commissioner diagnosed with cancer for second time
Bay News 9 - Dec. 28
Morroni, 56, said doctors at Moffitt Cancer Center reconfirmed that non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma had returned on Tuesday.

Teenager fights a rare cancer
Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Dec. 27
She continues to journey to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for extensive, on-going chemotherapy.

Researchers find blood cancer may be more common than realized
South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Dec. 27
Cogle and colleagues at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa noticed that their clinical practices received many referrals from local physicians trying to figure out the cause of low blood cell counts.

Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Cognitive Problems Years After Treatment
Ivanhoe - Dec. 27
To compare the effects of different types of cancer treatment on such mental abilities, Paul Jacobsen, PhD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, and his colleagues examined 62 breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy plus radiation, 67 patients treated with radiation only, and 184 women with no history of cancer.

Medical People
The Ledger - Dec. 26
Merritt Martin, a Lakeland High School graduate who is state legislative affairs director for Moffitt Cancer Center, was named 2011 Young Professional of the Year by the Business Buddies organization of Tampa Bay.

HOW honors leadership of Robert C. Knapp at reception
Palm Beach Daily News - Dec. 25
Guests at the dinner included Betsy K. Mathews; board members Fern Fodiman, Anne Messer, Dr. Dorsey Smith-Seed, Dr. Carolyn Runowicz and Alice Randolph; and HOW Fellows, Drs. Douglas Marchion and Nadim Zgheib from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Skin Cancer Risk Increased in Women Who Have Smoked
Daily Glow - Dec. 24
According to USA Today's report on recent research conducted by the Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida, women who have smoked at some point in their lives have an increased risk of developing this disease.


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