July 22, 2011

Technology, design distinguish new outpatient centers
Tampa Bay Business Journal – July 22
Morton Plant Hospital’s Axelrod Pavilion and Moffitt Cancer Center at International Plaza  use technology to deliver care efficiently and design to make patients comfortable.

Taking Aim at ClinicalOncology Market, Proteome Sciences Developing SRM-MS Assay for ER Status
Genome Web News – July 22
The company has signed agreements in recent weeks with the Moffitt Cancer Center of Tampa, Fla., and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, Calif., with "the intention of building a portfolio of oncology-related assays primarily using selected-reaction monitoring as the detection platform," CEO Ian Pike told ProteoMonitor.

Mother plans party Saturday to benefit Freedom High grads, young man with cancer
St. Petersburg Times – July 22
Thorson is in the middle of a six-month round of chemotherapy, receiving treatments at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research every other week.

I Do, I Do: Sparks fly between this couple, despite wedding power outage
Florida Times-Union – July 22
"I thought I saw the lights flicker," said Kate, 25, a graduate of Ridgeview High School who's working toward a Ph.D. in cancer biology at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Not just for kicks
The Boston Globe – July 22
Boggs, who had spent his college years at the University of South Florida volunteering at the Moffitt Cancer Center and the Shriners Hospital, had accompanied teammates on a trip to beautify the Yawkey Family Inn midway through last season.

Controversial treatment could be next breakthrough in MS
KABC 7 (Los Angeles) – July 21
When Dr. Bulent Arslan at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute saw her tests, he agreed to do an experimental MS procedure called venoplasty for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency - or CCSVI.

Healthy Life: Inflating Veins to Help with Multiple Sclerosis
KCRG-TV (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)  – July 21
Bulent Arslan, M.D., from Moffitt Cancer Center performs the venoplasty procedure.

No need for North Tampa branding now
The Oracle – July 21
USF has joined the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Busch Gardens and University Community Hospital to form the Tampa Innovation Alliance.

5 Things To Know Today - Thursday, July 21
SouthTampa-HydeParkPatch.com – July 21
Get ready for Friday’s Martinis for Moffitt (7/22) at Raymond James Stadium.

Briefs: Moffitt, All Children's, Tampa General Make U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals list
St. Petersburg Times – July 21
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa ranked 18th in the nation for cancer care.

Moffitt ranks No. 18 among cancer hospitals
Central Florida News 13 – July 20
Moffitt Cancer Center has been ranked No. 18 in the country, according to U.S. News & Media's annual rankings.

Moffitt ranks No. 18 among cancer hospitals
Bay News 9 – July 20
Moffitt Cancer Center has been ranked No. 18 in the country, according to US News & Media's annual rankings.

Martinis event benefits Moffitt
The Tampa Tribune – July 20
Martinis for Moffitt will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Raymond James Stadium.

Summer's heat is here, but events continue
The Tampa Tribune – July 20
Last year about 800 people attended and helped raise more than $66000 for the advanced prostate cancer collaboration initiative at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Crescent Clinic offers free medical care for people in need
The Tampa Tribune – July 20
Hematologist Hussein Saba, director of oncology/hematology education programs and head of the malignant hematology clinical research program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer & Research Center, also contributes his time and expertise.

Experimental procedure gives MS patient mobility back
WNDU-TV (South Bend, Ind.) – July 19
When Dr. Bulent Arslan at Moffitt Cancer Center reviewed her tests, he agreed to do an experimental procedure known as venoplasty for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI).

Moffitt Cancer Center ranks #18 in Cancer
WTSP 10 News – July 19
Moffitt Cancer Center has been ranked 18th in Cancer in US News Media & World Report's 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings.

Tampa General, Moffitt Cancer Center lead local hospitals on US News list
Tampa Bay Business Journal – July 19
Moffitt ranked No. 18 in cancer nationally and was recognized as high performing in three other areas.

MS Controversy: Inflating veins, deflating symptoms
WCTV (Tallahassee, Fla.) – July 18
When Doctor Bulent Arslan at Moffitt Cancer Center saw her tests, he agreed to do an experimental M.S. procedure called venoplasty for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency -- or CCSVI.    

Treating MS: Inflating Veins, Deflating Symptoms
KFSN-TV (Fresno, Calif.) – July 17
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.

Blood banks' feud could affect area hospitals
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – July 16
J.B. Gaskins, FBS' vice president of donor systems, counters that the definition of "local" is blurred, given that potentially thousands of Sarasota-area residents receive transfusions each year at Tampa Bay hospitals such as All Children's and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Moffitt Chosen for Computerworld’s 2011 List of Best Places to Work in IT
Tampa Bay Medical News – July 2011
IDG’s Computerworld has ranked Moffitt Cancer Center No. 87 on the 100 Best Places to Work in IT 2011, one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation.

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