February 11, 2011

Polk Doctors: Study to Change Cancer Surgery
The Ledger – Feb. 11
Dupont referred patients to the study when she worked at Moffitt Cancer Center.

New Options for Field Therapy: MAL-PDT Plus Red LED
Skin & Allergy News – Feb. 11
"Most patients don't have one AK," said Dr. Fenske of the Moffitt Cancer Center at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Developer's demand for cut of charity's money raises hackles
Orlando Sentinel – Feb. 11
The Villages owners wanted half the anticipated profits — about $250,000 — to be "donated" to the developer-led drive to raise money for radiation equipment at the Moffitt Cancer Center, which is to open this fall in the massive retirement community.

Males also benefit from HPV vaccine Gardasil 
Daily Vidette – Feb. 11
The research was sponsored by Merck and Anna R. Giuliano of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla.

HPV vaccine protects boys, too
UPI – Feb. 10
Study leader Dr. Joel Palefsky of the University of California, San Francisco, and Anna Giuliano of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., conducted a four-year trial of the vaccine in young men.

The Jackson Laboratory proposal
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Feb. 10
Jackson has a partnership with the University of South Florida, which is based in Tampa and hosts a large medical school and Moffitt Cancer Center, which treats patients from throughout Florida and the nation.

Data, Technology & Analytics Fuse in Patient Safety Push
R&D Magazine – Feb. 10
For example, Florida-based Moffitt Cancer Center used GE technology to expand its patient capacity by 900 procedures in just eight months, slash overtime costs by one-third, and boost its on-time scheduling rate to 72 percent.

The Villages Theater Company to present ‘The Sunshine Boys’ 
The Villages Daily Sun – Feb. 10
A portion of ticket sales proceeds will be donated to the Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages fund.

Gov. Scott budget: Strip $9 million for Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Feb. 9
Gov. Rick Scott’s budget recommendation would eliminate $9.1 million in state funding for Moffitt Cancer Center.

House pounces on Scott’s higher education budget cuts 
Orlando Sentinel “Central Florida Political Pulse” blog – Feb. 9
The governor’s budget also guts two earmarks for politically supported projects: $1 million for the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition and $9.1 million for the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Hotel event to benefit Hope Lodge
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 9
Barbara Scott knows what a valuable resource the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge is to cancer patients who seek treatment at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Lehigh Valley Health Network says agreement with Moffitt cancer center will lead to breakthroughs for patients
The Express-Times – Feb. 9
Lehigh Valley Health Network believes it has landed a blow in that fight through a partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

5 vie for District 3 Tampa Council seat
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 8
If elected, Wilson wants to collaborate with the University of South Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center and other local institutions to attract high-tech investment.

Tampa mayoral candidates address jobs, economic growth
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 8
Like the other candidates, Greco said he wants to lure bio-tech industries by partnering with USF and Moffitt Cancer Center and other local research institutions.

LVH to Partner with Florida School for Medical Training
WFMZ (Allentown, Pa.) – Feb. 8
Lehigh Valley patients will now have access to the latest in cancer research and treatment thanks to a partnership between Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute of Tampa, Florida.

Moffitt deal brings more hope for cancer patients
Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call – Feb. 8
Better access to life-saving therapies is the main benefit of Lehigh Valley Hospital's partnership with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute of Tampa, Fla.

Lehigh Valley Health Network partners with Moffitt Cancer Center
The Express-Times – Feb. 8
Lehigh Valley will participate in the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute's cancer care research protocol, joining more than a dozen other health care facilities nationwide.

Blake High basketball coach Winston Davis isn't backing down from cancer
St. Petersburg Times – Feb. 8
A 15-hour day to be precise, including 10 minutes in the radiation room at Moffitt Cancer Center.

BOSTON STARS IN TAMPA
Naples Daily News – Feb. 8
Boston Marathon champions Bill Rodgers and Joanie Benoit Samuelson, Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray and Bart Yasso from Runner’s World will participate in Boston Comes to Tampa, a fund raiser for the Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Rays team with Moffitt Cancer Center for sun safety
The Tampa Tribune “Rays Report” blog – Feb. 8
The Tampa Bay Rays and Moffitt Cancer Center kick off the fourth annual Spring Swing-Moffitt’s Sun Safety Tour on February 26, 2011 at the 1:05 p.m. game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Rays at Charlotte Sports Park in Charlotte County, Fla.

Blake basketball coach an inspiration to his players 
St. Petersburg Times – Feb. 7
A 15-hour day to be precise, including 10 minutes in the radiation room at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Lehigh Valley Health Network to partner with Moffitt Cancer Center
The Express-Times – Feb. 7
Lehigh Valley Health Network will announce a new affiliation with the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla.

'Cancer shot may combat genital warts'
The Times of India – Feb. 7
"This is an exciting development in the STD world," said Joel Palefsky from the H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Cancer benefit thrown for a loss by Villages
The Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) – Feb. 6 (This story originally appeared in the Orlando Sentinel.)
Developer H. Gary Morse and his family wanted the cancer society to "donate" 50 percent to his highly publicized effort to buy radiation equipment for the Moffitt Cancer Center that is to open in The Villages in the fall.

Why Is HPV Vaccine Effective In Men?
The Huffington Post – Feb. 5
"Because the story started with cervical cancer, the studies started with females," says the lead author of the study, Anna Giuliano, Ph.D., of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.

HPV jab 'prevents genital warts in men'
Pulse – Feb. 5
Lead researcher Dr Anna Guiliano, programme leader at the H Lee Moffitt cancer Center and Research Institute in Florida, said: ‘Although the point efficacy estimates for boys and men are numerically lower than those for girls and women in previous studies…the vaccine efficacy may be similar for the two sexes.’

Vote for next Tampa mayor with your sweet tooth
St. Petersburg Times – Feb. 5
USF already doesn't allow smoking indoors, and prohibits it outside USF Health buildings and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

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