June 3, 2011

Graduation walk will have special meaning for LPHS senior
News-Sun – June 3
Munnings returned to Lake Placid on Memorial Day after spending time in Tampa at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

North Tampa events and classes
St. Petersburg Times – June 3
Representatives will be on hand from Moffitt Cancer Center, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital and the Department of Health, as well as others from support and resource centers.

Get pharmacy school right
TBO.com – June 3
The Moffitt Cancer Center is on campus, and the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and University Community Hospital are nearby, as are research firms.

Samaritan's Touch clinic to open in Lake Placid
Highlands Today – June 3
Nawrocki noted that comprehensive cancer care will be offered through H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa.

Miramar firm showcases South Florida's life-science industry
Sun-Sentinel – June 3
Altor is conducting trials at Moffitt Cancer and Research Center in Tampa, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Orlando, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville

Team fights cancer with tech
Daily Commercial – June 2
Top-quality cancer care is not lacking in Lake County, DeProspero said, quick to dispel possible concerns after Central Florida Health Alliance announced late last month that they are suspending plans to build a free-standing Moffitt Cancer Center at Leesburg Regional Medical Center.

Junior Woman's Club Makes Cards With Cancer Patients
Patch.com – June 1
Club members helped residents of Hope Lodge, an American Cancer Society facility that serves as a temporary home for cancer patients of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, create hand-made greeting cards.

Cell phones and cancer risks
ABC Action News – June 1
But a local Neuro-Oncologist, who works with Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and does extensive research on brain tumors said, "Don't panic just yet."

Venture capital spending, grants and numbers of patents
Florida Trend – June 1
$39 million — Largest award to a research institute: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute (79 awards)

Moffitt Cancer Center Chooses Oracle
Applied Clinical Trials – June 1
Moffitt Cancer Center's focus on personalized medicine created the need for an advanced health science analytics platform and the subsequent investment into Oracle's integrated suite of solutions.

Suspicious Skin Spots: What They Are and How to Treat Them
SELF Magazine – June 2011
If a growth is even slightly questionable, your doctor will examine it under a microscope, says Vernon K. Sondak, M.D., a surgical oncologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Your Must-Read Summer Skin Update
Glamour Magazine – June 2011

Pharmacists’ Role in Medical Marijuana Remains a Bit Hazy
Pharmacy Practice News – June 2011
In the meantime, the clinical uncertainties are numerous, said David Craig, PharmD, a pain specialist at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Fla.

Dispensing Drugs Inside the Cancer Clinic: Who Benefits?
Pharmacy Practice News – June 2011
Phil Johnson, MS, RPh, FASHP, pharmacy advocacy director, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, in Tampa, Fla., said that any oncologist considering the pharmacy dispensing model should be aware of several challenges, not the least of which is the growth of specialty pharmacy and its increasingly restricted distribution networks.

WHO study suggests link between cell phones, cancer
The Tampa Tribune – May 31
While the WHO study is more comprehensive than past studies, it falls short of what’s needed to prove or disprove a link between cell phone use and cancer: a case-controlled study that tracks people’s behaviors and the outcomes, said Dr. Edward Pan, a neuro-oncologist at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa.

FPRA Treasure Coast Chapter schedules 'Technology Makeover' event
TCPalm.com – May 31
Keynote speaker Michelle Foley, manager of Community Relations and Public Affairs for the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, will discuss “New Apps for a New Image,” providing a corporate view of how a major business goes from traditional media into social media, client and patient interaction, informational blogs and more.

Florida Asbestos Cancer and Mesothelioma Doctors
Seedol.com – May 31
In Florida, the following doctors specialize in treating mesothelioma or asbestos-related cancers and conditions: Dr. Craig W. Stevens, Division Chief, Radiation Oncology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Tampa; Dr. Lary A. Robinson,
Director, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa.

Drugmaker Enzon names new chief financial officer
The Associated Press – May 31
Stancic was senior vice president and chief financial officer of M2Gen, a for-profit subsidiary of the Moffitt Cancer Center.

State Legislators Discuss the 2011 Session With Chamber Membership
BloomingdalePatch.com – May 31
“We need to provide money to businesses that are here and have a proven track record of creating jobs,” she said, noting that she proposed a bill that would have allocated cigarette taxes to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, one of the businesses that has proven it creates job.

Throat Cancer Linked to Virus
The Wall Street Journal – May 31
Anna Giuliano, chairwoman of the department of cancer epidemiology at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., who studies oral HPV infections of men in several countries, says the rise in cancers among men shows it is important for males, as well as girls, to be vaccinated.

Ormond Beach woman survives Stage IV melanoma with experimental treatment
The Daytona Beach News-Journal – May 30
After 10 years of treatment at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa participating in the experimental Sunbelt Melanoma Trial Program, she is now cancer free.

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