February 4, 2011

Readers weigh in on Moffitt Center columns
Orlando Sentinel – Feb. 4
Recent columns about the controversy over the developer of The Villages asking residents to donate money to equip a Moffitt Cancer Center drew e-mail galore.

HPV vaccination prevents genital warts in males
PhysOrg.com – Feb. 4
Leaders of the study were Dr Anna Giuliano from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, and Dr Joel Palefsky of the University of California, San Francisco.

Gardasil vaccine shields men from HPV, say researchers
Themedguru.com – Feb. 4
Giuliano, chair of cancer epidemiology and genetics at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, concluded that the vaccine is just as good for men as it is for women.

Moffitt Cancer Center Participates in Nationwide Study Offering Lung Tumor Genetic Testing
Manatee-Sarasota Medical News – Feb. 4
Moffitt Cancer Center is one of 14 medical sites participating in a national study that offers advanced lung cancer patients screening of their tumors for genetic mutations.

Immunostaining Advances Up Melanocyte ID Efficiency
Internal Medicine News Digital Network – Feb. 3
"It makes sense to use a method of intraoperative margin control," said Dr. Cherpelis, of the Moffitt Cancer Center at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

HPV Vaccine Proves Equal Success in Men
Fox News – Feb. 3
In a sampling of more than 4,000 boys and men at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., Gardasil was more than 90 percent successful in preventing genital lesions caused by HPV, which is the same success rate as women.

Study finds HPV vaccine also protects against anal cancer
St. Petersburg Times – Feb. 3
The study's lead author, Dr. Anna Giuliano, a researcher and chairwoman of cancer epidemiology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, said information from the study led the Food and Drug Administration recently to expand its approval of the vaccine Gardasil to include prevention of anal cancer.

Greg Norman coming to Villages for Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages
The Villages Daily Sun – Feb. 3
Greg Norman is coming to The Villages on March 4 for Golfest 2011, and will also lend his star power to raising money for the Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages by hosting a charity luncheon at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center before his appearance at The Villages Polo Club at the fifth celebration of the event that has been called a celebration of the game.

Moffitt Cancer Center invests in decor to lower patient anxiety
The Oracle – Feb. 3
When patients walk through the main entrance of the Center for Women's Oncology in the Moffitt Cancer Center, new renovations may make them feel like they're at a fancy hotel instead of a hospital.

No surprise: Gardasil as good against HPV in men as in women
Los Angeles Times – Feb. 2
In the new trial, sponsored by the vaccine's manufacturer, Merck, Anna R. Giuliano of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., and her colleagues enrolled 4,065 healthy boys and men, ages 16 to 26, from 18 countries who were HPV-free and who reported one to five sexual partners.

Gardasil Vaccine Guards Against HPV in Boys
HealthDay News – Feb. 2
"It's a similar efficacy to what we've seen in females," said Giuliano, who is chair of cancer epidemiology and genetics at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Council hopefuls participate in South Tampa forum
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 2
He suggests promoting Tampa's assets - its port, universities and Moffitt Cancer Center – to generate more jobs.

Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine May Be Effective in Young Men
Medscape – Feb. 2
"Infection with ...HPV and diseases caused by HPV are common in boys and men," write Anna R. Giuliano, PhD, from the Risk Assessment, Detection, and Intervention Program, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, and colleagues.

Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine Found Effective in Males
Internal Medicine News – Feb. 2
It is likely that the vaccine will similarly cut down on human papillomavirus (HPV) transmission and prevent the anogenital cancer, intraepithelial neoplasia, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, and cancer of the oropharynx that eventually arise from HPV infection, but "each of these potential outcomes must be directly demonstrated" in future studies, said Anna R. Giuliano, Ph.D., of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., and her associates.

HPV Vaccine Prevents Genital Warts in Young Men
MedPage Today – Feb. 2
In an industry-sponsored multinational randomized clinical trial conducted among more than 4,000 boys and young men, the vaccine also prevented infection by the four HPV strains, according to Anna Giuliano, PhD, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., and colleagues.

HPV Vaccine Effective in Men
Health.com – Feb. 2 (This same story appeared on CNN.com.)
“Because the story started with cervical cancer, the studies started with females,” says the lead author of the study, Anna Giuliano, PhD, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa. “The study of HPV in men is a late bloomer.

Commissioners want to expand role of development authority
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 2
Commissioner Mark Sharpe said he'd like to see a muscled-up IDA take the lead on a biomedical research park the county wants to develop in conjunction with the M2Gen partnership between H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and Merck & Co. Merrill wants it to become the focal point for industrial recruitment.

Merck’s Gardasil Prevents HPV Infection, Genital Warts in Men
Bloomberg – Feb. 2 (This same story appeared in BusinessWeek.)
Merck funded, designed and analyzed the data from the study, with the collaboration of academic researchers led by Anna Giuliano, from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.

County considers restructuring IDA 
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Feb. 1

Last year the IDA arranged a $17 million bond for Carrollwood Day School and a $22 million bond for Moffitt Cancer Center.

Biotech blues: one Rx for fixing a 'broken system'
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Feb. 1
That was the challenge posed by venture capitalist Dr. Robert Tepper to biotech industry leaders at Moffitt Cancer Center's Business of Biotech conference.

Spearheading Change in Cancer Research: The Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s Sunshine Project
Positive Impact Magazine – Feb. 1
But kids are our future, points out Dr. Douglas Letson of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

CJONPlus Podcast Series
CJON – February 2011
Edgington is a nurse practitioner in the LIVESTRONG™ Survivorship Center of Excellence at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Mary Ann Morgan, PhD, FNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner in the Survivorship Program/Clinic at Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, FL.

Will luring bioscience firm to Tampa be economic key?
The Tampa Tribune – Jan. 31
Tampa has two such research labs already, a cancer research facility developed by Moffitt Cancer Center and Merck called M2Gen, and Draper Laboratory, which researches microscopic technologies

Care at the end of life is just good medicine
St. Petersburg Times – Jan. 31
Dr. Lodovico Balducci is a professor of oncology and medicine at the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine and is director of the Division of Geriatric Oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Pasco seeks to bolster its financial services presence
St. Petersburg Times/tampabay.com – Jan. 30
That happened most publicly nearly four years ago when the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute considered a major expansion in Pasco — a project so promising that Pasco officials tentatively lined up more than $15 million in incentives — but ultimately picked a site in Hillsborough.

Residents sample a diverse number of wines during fundraiser
The Villages Daily Sun – Jan. 29
All proceeds from the tickets will support the purchase of much-needed medical technology necessary to equip the Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages.

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