July 1, 2011

Treating MS: Inflating Veins, Deflating Symptoms
Ivanhoe.com – July 1
Tests showed Barbara had a narrowing in the jugular veins that some say is associated with MS. When Doctor Bulent Arslan at Moffitt Cancer Center saw her tests, he agreed to do an experimental MS procedure called venoplasty for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, or CCSVI.

Mark Huey begins executive post at county's EDC today 
10 News, WTSP – June 27

Huey led all major relocation and expansion incentive agreements relating to jobs and capital investment including Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, M2GEN (Moffitt Cancer Center/ Merck Pharmaceutical joint venture), IKEA, and University of South Florida Project CAMLS (robotic surgery and healthcare professional training center).

Pat's Place: Thoughts From A Brand New Stem Cell Transplant Patient
The Myeloma Beacon – June 30
Despite a few close calls — like a final insurance approval that didn't arrive until 5:01 pm the day before I was scheduled to be admitted — I am sitting here as a stem cell transplant patient in Moffitt Cancer Center's brand new Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) unit.

Immunomodulatory antibodies for melanoma treatment prove promising
ModernMedicine.com – June 30
 "Whether used alone or in novel combinations, these innovative treatment approaches are proving to be effective and demonstrate clear-cut survival advantages in patients with stage 4 melanoma," says Jeffrey Weber, M.D., Ph.D., director, Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL.

Hospitals Offering Lung Cancer CT Scans
ABC News – June 29
Moffitt Cancer Center plans to develop a lung cancer screening program with spiral CT later this year.

5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, June 29
ABC Action News – June 29
Moffitt Cancer Center grand opening - Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and officials from Moffitt Cancer Center will officially open the center's new International Plaza facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday.

5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, June 28
ABC Action News – June 28
Participating companies include Progressive Insurance, Aaron's, Aflac, Cardinal Health, Datacomm Networks, Drive Time, Kane's Furniture, Moffitt Cancer Center, NexTech Systems, T-Cellular and many more.

Celebrating Honored Nurses
Advance for Nurses – June 28
Bill Kras, RN, CRCST, nurse manager of clinical sterile processes at Moffitt Cancer Center, has earned perioperative certification (CNOR).

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia: Early Indication that Lenalidomide May Help Subset of Elderly Patients
Oncology Times – June 25
Dr. Sekeres said that together with researchers at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, he is in the process of recruiting patients for a similar study in the United States.

Tampa to host career fair on Tuesday at the Wyndham Westshore Hotel
ABC Action News – June 28
Also attending are Hess Corporation, Hire Ed, Humana, Interactive Contact Solutions, Kane's Furniture, Lasalle Computers, Mid Atlantic Finance, Moffitt Cancer Center, NexTech Systems, Progressive Insurance, Quest, Inc., Tampa Bay Business Journal, T-Cellular, The Security Guard Exchange, Time Customer Service, TZ Insurance, UMA, and many more!

Patents
Orlando Sentinel – June 27
Assigned to University of South Florida, Tampa; University of Central Florida Research Foundation Inc., Orlando; and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa. (7,960,434)

U.S. must create 21M jobs by 2020; Tampa Bay innovators are doing their part
St. Petersburg Times – June 26
I see it in this past week's news that the University of South Florida ranks ninth among universities worldwide for the number of its patents (83 — more than that if you count joint patents with Moffitt Cancer Center and other partners).

Q&A with the Class of 2015: becoming Dukies
Duke Chronicle – June 26
AC: I am interning at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center [and] also going to visit China (oh, the motherland…) for three weeks.

Rare surgery saves girl's arm
The Columbus Dispatch – June 26 (This same story was published in the St. Petersburg Times on May 4.)
Internet research eventually led them to Letson, who heads the sarcoma program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Health care's future in Lee County examined
The News-Press – June 25
If you live in Southwest Florida and receive a cancer diagnosis, there's a good chance you will instantly think about the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa’s world-class treatment center.

Happy 100th to a true trailblazer
The Tampa Tribune – June 25
There will be a tournament, morning and afternoon shotgun starts, with proceeds going to Moffitt Cancer Center.  

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