March 11, 2011

Shorecrest Prep Has a Week of Community Service 
Patch.com – March 11
The young volunteers prepared a meal for cancer patients staying at the Hope Lodge while undergoing treatment at the Moffitt Center on the USF campus, in Tampa. 

Diesel fuel spilled near hospital on USF campus
St. Petersburg Times – March 11
Hazardous materials crews were called to the Moffitt Cancer Center Friday night when a back-up generator spilled 100 gallons of diesel fuel.

Diesel spill outside USF Moffitt Cancer Center
10 News – March 11
About 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled outside the Moffitt Cancer Center on the USF campus tonight.

Positively Tampa Bay: Men's Health Forum at USF
ABC Action News – March
USF Marshal Center in Tampa hosts life saving health forum on March 12 specifically for men.

SGO: Mutation Link to Ovarian Cancer Disputed
MedPage Today – March 10
Invited discussant Johnathan M. Lancaster, MD, PhD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., credited the investigators for use of a much larger and more diverse database compared with the study that provided impetus for the genetic test.

Blood Test May Spot Inherited Ovarian Cancer
WebMD – March 10
Jonathan M. Lancaster, MD, PhD, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., tells WebMD that the new research "contributes to our goal of personalized medicine."

Doctors try to preserve future fertility of young cancer patients
St. Petersburg Times – March 10
She is working with USF's IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology Center on developing a referral system to connect patients with fertility resources, and with an expert at Moffitt Cancer Center on the psychosocial impact of fertility risk.

Buckhorn and Ferlita trade jabs in live TV debate
St. Petersburg Times – March 9
"I would talk to them about Moffitt Cancer Center and the spinoffs that come out of that," he said.

HPV infects more than half of all males
ConnectTriStates.com – March 9
Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, affects more than 50% of men in the United States. That's according to a new study done by the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Moffitt hosts men's health forum
The Tampa Tribune – March 9
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute will host its annual men's health forum from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Marshall Center at the University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave.

Spring charity fundraisers aplenty
The Tampa Tribune – March 9
The show, which raises scholarship money for students enrolled in the cancer biology Ph.D. program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute at the University of South Florida, will feature clothes and accessories from Kit's Well Heeled & Well Dressed.

Men are contagious? 
Women24 – March 8
Anna Giuliano of the H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, and colleagues studied infection rates among more than 1100 men aged 18 to 70 in the United States, Brazil and Mexico to get a snapshot of the natural progression of HPV infection in men.

Spring charity fundraisers aplenty 
The Tampa Tribune – March 8

The show, which raises scholarship money for students enrolled in the cancer biology Ph.D. program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute at the University of South Florida, will feature clothes and accessories from Kit's Well Heeled Heeled & Well Dressed.

SGO: PARP Inhibitor Active in Ovarian Cancer 
MedPage Today – March 8

"Antitumor activity was observed in heavily pretreated BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers, and preliminary antitumor activity was seen in patients with sporadic cancers," said Robert Wenham, MD, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Health briefs: Local health news
Marco Eagle/marconews.com – March 7
The Moffitt Cancer Center of Tampa and the Tampa Bay Rays will offer free skin cancer screenings from 11 am to 1 pm before the March 19 Twins and Rays spring training game at Hammond Stadium.

Wine-tasting fundraiser benefits sarcoma research
The Oracle – March 7
Charitable donations flowed as plentifully as the wine during a fundraiser for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Friday night.

More than 1000 compete in Fort Myers Hooters to Hooters half marathon
The News-Press – March 6
Proceeds from the Hooters Half benefit Barbara's Friends and The Moffitt Cancer Center.

PETA slams Norman's bill on farmland photos
The Tampa Tribune – March 5
He also wants to restore funding for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa.

Greg Norman speaks with residents about his accomplishments
The Villages Daily Sun – March 5
Proceeds from the luncheon were donated to The Villages Health System Foundation Inc., the nonprofit organization leading a drive to raise $4.8 million for Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages.

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