June 10, 2011

A Life of Service
Patch.com – June 10
Five days a week, he reports for duty at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

Dialog Opening on How FDA Regulatory Science Can Improve Drug Development
Oncology Times – June 10
This means changes in the FDA's regulatory process, not only for approval of a drug but of the actual process of identifying the patient population for clinical trials, said William S. Dalton, PhD, MD, Chief Executive Office and Center Director of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and Chair of AACR's Science Policy and Legislative Affairs Committee, the moderator of the session.

Study suggests coffee lowers breast cancer risk
10 News – June 10
We asked Moffitt Cancer Center Registered Dietitian Kathy Allen to take a closer look at this study.

Breast cancer survivors improve health with RENEW
10 News – June 10
Kathy Allen is the Director of Nutrition Therapy at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Tampa business community basks in legislative wins
The Tampa Tribune – June 9
Moffitt Cancer Center funding. Moffitt received about $15 million in funding for different cancer research programs.

Campus doctors give Iowan youngster a bionic arm
The Oracle – June 9
“The article I found just happened to have one little line about Moffitt being one of only two places in the United States to use these implants."

Holey moley! How to check and treat suspicious skin spots
msnbc.com – June 9
Biopsy: If a growth is even slightly questionable, your doctor will examine it under a microscope, says Vernon K. Sondak, MD, a surgical oncologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Miedema, Grace and Riordan Appointed to SCCF Board of Directors
Space Coast Medicine and Healthy Living – June 9
Bradley was recently recognized with the Priscilla Mack Survivorship Award presented at the Miles for Moffitt event last month.

So long, Jackson Lab
TBO.com/The Tampa Tribune – June 9
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute is partnering with Merck & Co. Inc. on research to personalize cancer prevention and treatment.

ASCO 2011: Better Knowledge, Better Treatments in Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Cancer Network (registration required) – June 8
But now we're seeing a change," said Alan List, MD, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., speaking at a session on Monday.

County, hospital board to talk about tax
Daily Commercial – June 8
Braun also noted the hospital recently gave up on building a Moffitt Cancer Center facility on its campus.

Cancer foundation volunteer's work honored
Florida Today – June 8
FLORIDA TODAY 2007 file Space Coast Cancer Foundation volunteers Linda Bradley, a longtime Titusville resident who recently moved to Viera, was recognized by Moffitt Cancer Center with the Priscilla Mack Survivorship Award.

ASCO Presentations Reinforce Lymphoseek Clinical Development Approach
Bradenton Herald – June 7
Dr. Anne Wallace of the Moores Cancer Center, University of California San Diego, and Dr. Vernon Sondak of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center presented their experience in the trials to the select group of analysts and institutional investors.

Homosassa woman battling breast cancer for second time in her life
Citrus County Chronicle – June 7
In December 2009, as she returned from Moffitt Cancer Center with the news it appeared she was cancer-free, her younger sister called to say the same day that she had breast cancer.

Dr. John Bennett Lauded for His Work in Geriatric Oncology
Medscape – June 7
"John Bennett was one of the first oncologists to become interested in geriatric oncology," Lodovico Balducci, MD, program leader in the senior adult oncology program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, in Tampa, Florida, told Medscape Medical News.

Space Coast Cancer Center opens Viera location
Florida Today – June 7
"Our goal is to be a regional cancer center," Levine said, citing the group's affiliation with one of the nation's top-ranked cancer centers, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa.

Men's Health The Focus At Brandon Family Support Center Fair
Patch.com – June 6
Among the groups who turned out for the health fair were: Massage by Wes Bozeman, Fundacion Sana, South Florida Baptist Hospital, Lifestyle Family Fitness, Moffitt Cancer Center, the American Heart Association, St. Joseph's Children's Family Hospital of Tampa, Suncoast Community Health Centers and the Florida Department of Health.

Moffitt Cancer Center partners with Walgreens drug store
Bay News 9 – June 6
New information is out on Moffitt Cancer Center's partnership with Walgreens drug stores.

Researchers downplay cell phone-cancer link
The Oracle – June 6
Yet researchers at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and the USF College of Medicine say cell phones should not be abandoned quite yet.
Tampa Bay area personnel appointments, promotions and announcements
St. Petersburg Times – June 5
Health care - Joseph S. Hice Jr. has been named vice president of public relations and marketing at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa. Hice was chief communications officer and associate vice chancellor of North Carolina State University.

Drugs Show Promise Slowing Advanced Melanoma
The New York Times – June 5
Still, doctors and patient groups welcomed the progress because until now treatment of melanoma that had spread beyond the skin to distant organs “was terrible even by routine cancer standards,” said Dr. Vernon K. Sondak, chairman of cutaneous oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. 

Lung cancer patients step up for research
St. Petersburg Times – June 4
So by the time many patients get to Pinder-Schenck's office at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, their lung cancer has advanced beyond much hope of a cure.

Join Reg and Heather at Shades of Pink cocktail party
10 News, WTSP – June 4
The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation will be recognizing 6 leading breast cancer champions including Dr. Peter Blumencranz/ Dr. Charles Cox/Moffitt Cancer Center, Bucs player/Adam Hayward, State Representative Janet Cruz and 10 News Anchors Heather Van  Nest and Reginald Roundtree.  

FREE breast cancer education and advocacy event
10 News, WTSP – June 4
The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation is hosting a FREE educational and advocacy event at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa Saturday June 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Amid blue skies and sunshine, darker threat looms
Pensacola News Journal – June 4
Who: Local dermatologists Dr. Amy Watson and Dr. C. Wade Peters, accompanied by Dr. Vernon Sondak of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.


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