June 17, 2011

First U.S. Funny Bone Transplant Saves Girl From Amputation
ABC News Medical Unit – June 17
Josalyn was only four days away from having her right arm amputated when her mother reached out to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., one of the few centers in the U.S. that specializes in prosthetic bone surgery.

Rays to wear 1951 Tampa Smokers jerseys
St. Petersburg Times – June 17
All of the game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off on raysbaseball.com following the game with proceeds benefitting the Moffitt Cancer Center and the Rays Baseball Foundation.

Abel Harding: Legislature leaves a trail of destruction
The Florida Times-Union “PolitiJax” blog – June 17
After opposing leadership over funding cuts at Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Grant was stripped of his deputy whip position.

What do shaved heads have to do with a fish fry?
The Tampa Tribune – June 14
Presently undergoing his fifth week of treatment, he has 35 more to endure at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

BOG chancellor to tour Tampa's Moffitt Center
St. Petersburg Times “Gradebook” blog – June 14
Frank Brogan, chancellor of the board that oversees the 11 public Florida universities, is scheduled to visit the Moffitt Cancer Center tomorrow.

The new man in charge of our economic destiny
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – June 13
Highlights in Tampa: Huey led all major relocation and expansion incentive agreements relating to jobs and capital investment, including Depository Trust and Clearing Corp., M2GEN (Moffitt Cancer Center/ Merck Pharmaceutical joint venture), IKEA and University of South Florida Project CAMLS (robotic surgery and health care professional training center).

Draper Lab expanding at the USF, a sign its collaborative business strategy works
St. Petersburg Times – June 12
That task not only includes making sure his scientific staff is on track and getting the resources they need, but also seeking collaborative partners as diverse as USF, Tampa's James A. Haley VA Medical Center and the Moffitt Cancer Center, as well as MacDill Air Force Base.

Moffitt helps put lung cancer drug on fast track
The Tampa Tribune – June 11
Moffitt Cancer Center is part of a national study of a lung cancer drug that is proving to be so effective it's on a fast track for government approval.

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