March 18, 2011

Ferlita, Buckhorn answer business-related questions
Tampa Bay Business Journal – March 18
I think Tampa has a unique opportunity to build on the burgeoning technology sector particularly surrounding the health sciences cluster found at USF, Moffitt Cancer Center, M2Gen and TGH.

Tampa Mayor runoff election candidates Bob Buckhorn and Rose Ferlita: Debate tonight, as race goes negative
10 News – March 18
Bob Buckhorn has pushed next-generation job creation through groups like USF, Moffitt Cancer Center, and others.

03/17 Local briefs: Run for a Cure poker run planned
The Bradenton Herald – March 17
Some recipients of research grants over the years have been Moffitt Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson, Florida Hospital, Children’s National Medical Center and Palmer Eye Institute.

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center seeks state cigarette tax money to fund delayed expansion
St. Petersburg Times – March 17
Tampa Bay lawmakers are pushing to pledge more state money to a delayed $370 million expansion at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

House higher ed chairwoman releases spending plan that sets higher tuition, Bright Futures standards
St. Petersburg Times “The Buzz” blog – March 16
For instance, she proposes continuing more than $9 million in educational funding to Moffitt Cancer Center, money that Scott eliminated.

Expert Reports Potentially Troubling Trends in Breast Cancer
Clinical Oncology News – March 2011
In the past two years, two highly publicized studies showed mastectomy rates have risen significantly since 2002 at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Mayo Clinic to 60% and 43%, respectively (Ann Surg Oncol 2009;16:2669-2672; J Clin Oncol 2009;27:4038-4040).

Dennis Koehler's battle against melanoma has entered a grim phase
Palm Beach Post – March 15
A friend, Leslie Mann, his deputy campaign manager when he made a run for Congress in the early 1980s, is visiting on the day before he makes another trip to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Moffitt Researcher Publishes in NEJM on Efficacy and Safety of Gardasil in Males
Manatee-Sarasota Medical News – March 15
Anna Giuliano, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Genetics and program leader of Cancer Epidemiology at Moffitt Cancer Center, is the lead investigator on a study that published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Estero 'phenomenal' fundraiser
The News-Press – March 12
In Florida, that has meant donations to study the cause, prevention and treatment of breast cancer at five universities, the Lakeland Regional Cancer Center, and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa.

Local Cancer Survivor Hosts Third Annual Charity Benefit and Golf Tournament (Carrollwood) – March 12
I’ve been through just under 10 surgeries in my life and I still receive infusions, scans and tests at Moffitt Cancer Center and see doctors regularly.


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