January 21, 2011

Preserving Pregnancy Options In Cancer Patients an Unmet Need
Pharmacy Practice News – Jan. 21
Dr. Quinn, associate professor at the University of South Florida and a member of the Moffitt Cancer Center, both in Tampa, added that when pharmacists check the patient’s medical record, it’s sometimes unclear whether infertility risks have been discussed along with other potential side effects.

Tampa mayoral candidates lay out business plans
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Jan. 21
Jobs of the future, Buckhorn said, will come out of work at the University of South Florida, the Moffitt Comprehensive Cancer Center, M2Gen and Tampa General Hospital.

USF exploring campus-wide smoking ban
WTVT/myfoxtampabay.com – Jan. 20
Almost three years ago, the Moffitt Cancer Center on USF's campus banned smoking. Then, about a year ago, USF Health did too. "It was just something that we had to do. It wasn't for the convenience of the nonsmokers," explained Nancy Olliver, a nurse at Moffitt. In fact, it's the inconvenience for a smoker that Olliver believes creates a lasting health benefit.

Experts Say Treatment Experimental, Expensive and Possibly Effective 
ABC News – Jan. 20
"Some people have described them as cancer in slow motion," said Dr. Jonathan Strosberg, attending physician at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL.

'Singing Tree' offers unique sound 
News Chief - Jan. 20
Lloyd Goldstein works as an artist in residence at The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Singing Tree features two instruments of wood and strings - a hammered dulcimer and a double bass, one singing with a soulful sound, one sparkling with the light of a beautiful day.

Moffitt Cancer Center making over former Continental Airlines building
St. Petersburg Times/tampabay.com – Jan. 19
Moffitt Cancer Center has started gutting a former Continental Airlines reservation center for its new $22 million Moffitt South clinical services center.

Moffitt South to become Moffitt Cancer Center at International Plaza
St. Petersburg Times/tampabay.com – Jan. 19
Moffitt South will become Moffitt Cancer Center at International Plaza when the Tampa center relocates one of its therapy and services clinic from Tampa General Hospital in July.

Moffitt opening West Shore satellite center
Brandon News and Tribune – Jan. 19
A former call center for Continental Airlines is being transformed into a new Moffitt Cancer Center south facility opening near International Plaza.

Moffitt Cancer Center project is the Rx for a sluggish economy 
Tampa Bay Business Journal/www.bizjournals.com – Jan. 19

It’s little more than a shell and steel supports now, but by July 1, the Moffitt Cancer Center at International Plaza will open its doors to patients.

Brain mapping brings hope to cancer patients
The Villages Daily Sun – Jan. 18
Submitted photo Surbhi Jain, a Moffitt Cancer Center neurosurgeon, is a pioneer in the field of diffusion tensor imaging, a technology that pinpoints the location of brain tumorsl of brain tumors

Former USF president John Lott Brown dies at 86
St. Petersburg Times/tampabay.com – Jan. 17
By the time he stepped down in 1988, USF had established a medical school, an engineering college and the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Some hospitals invest in luxury amenities to draw patients
St. Petersburg Times/tampabay.com – Jan. 17
The name etched in frosted glass: Center for Women's Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center. "When you come into a clinic, most of the time you feel like an animal. This makes you feel special,"

Hospitals stub out on-campus smoking
The Tampa Tribune/TBO.com – Jan. 16
In 2008, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center became the first area hospital to clear its air of tobacco, and nearly 80 percent of Moffitt employees who said they smoked signed up for cessation assistance, said Nancy Lee Olliver, a tobacco treatment specialist.

Moffitt Cancer Center Hosts 5th Annual Business of Biotech 
www.floridatechnologyjournal.com – Jan. 15

TAMPA - Moffitt Cancer Center will host its fifth-annual Business of Biotech conference on January 31 in Tampa.

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