March 4, 2011

Ben Sheldon's late wife would 'be happy' he is chairing the Cowford Ball
Florida Times-Union – March 4
Ben Sheldon retired early from CSX and took Kitty to cancer centers around the country, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

HPV Occurs In Half Of Adult Male Population 
RTT News – March 3

The study, conducted by the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, suggest that men need to be much more aware of the risks presented by HPV than previously thought. One solution might be comprehensive vaccination.

New Changes to Cancer Guidelines at NCCN 2011 
Medscape – March 3
Priscilla Mack, breast cancer survivor and wife of Sen. Connie Mack Mary Beth Reardon, RN, MS, from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa Bay, Florida Samuel M. Silver, MD, PhD, from the University of Michigan Comprehensive ...

Maklansky Appointed To Space Coast Cancer Foundation Board of Directors
Space Coast Medicine and Healthy Living – March 3
To raise awareness and support for cancer patients, Levine orchestrates the annual Survivorship Summit, held at Space Coast Cancer Center in collaboration with Moffitt Cancer Center.

Jackson Lab's plan for Florida: personalized medicine
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – March 3
The $46 million Jackson received in National Institutes of Health grants ranks it fifth among US research institutes — ahead of big names like the Salk Institute and Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Balloon venoplasty alleviates MS symptoms in some patients
St. Petersburg Times – March 3
The Tampa woman found an interventional radiologist, Dr. Bulent Arslan at Moffitt Cancer Center, who agreed to treat her. Right after her first treatment in July, he saw results. "Two hours later she got up and took some steps.”

USF seeks award nominees
The Tampa Tribune – March 2
The Moffitt Cancer Center will host a free program to thwart dating violence and cyber stalking.

Docs: Some breast-cancer patients can skip lymph-node removal 
The Republic – March 2
Dr. Christine Laronga, program leader of the Don and Erika Wallace Comprehensive Breast Program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., helped recruit patients and remembers the early days of the study.

Welcoming back the Gator who walked away – March 2
Those people at the Moffitt Center (in Tampa) are saints.

Facts about lymphedema
The Republic – March 2
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., is participating in an investigation of the use of liposuction to remove fat cells from lymphedema patients so fluid can't collect as easily

(Not) For Women Only: HPV Affects Half of Adult Men, Study Shows
ABC News – March 2
"We found that a big proportion -- about 50 percent -- of men have genital HPV infection of one type or another," said Anna Giuliano, lead researcher and chair of the Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Sorority sisters rally around friend facing uphill battle, plan Moffitt Cancer fundraiser in her honor
The Villages Daily Sun – March 2
Proceeds will benefit the fundraising drive to equip Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages. “We're hoping to get enough money to buy a piece of equipment in her honor,” sorority sister Nancy McCarthy said. 
NEW: Jackson Lab picks Sarasota County, sources say
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – March 2
Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa already is a leader in this emerging field of personalized medicine. “We obviously have a lot of resources and would look forward to collaborating with them,” said Jack Kolosky, the center’s chief operating officer, on Tuesday

Common cervical cancer virus infects men
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams – March 1
Moffitt’s Dr. Anna Giuliano is featured in this national news story.  The story ties in with the release of Dr. Giuliano’s study published in the most recent edition of The Lancet which shows that half of men in the general population are infected with HPV.

More Than Half of Men May Be Infected With HPV, Study Finds
AOL Health – March 1
Researchers at the H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa recruited men ranging in age from 18 to 70 living in Brazil, Mexico and the United States who were HIV negative and had no history of cancer. 
HPV leading cause of male head and neck cancer 
CBS Evening News with Katie Couric – Feb. 28
"It seems like ten or more sexual partners is the threshold, that's where we start seeing a bigger jump in risk," said Dr. Anna Giuliano, author of the study and leader of cancer and epidemiology at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Half of men may have HPV, study shows  (Dr. Giuliano was interviewed on this topic by Reuters, Medscape Medical News, Science News and CBS Network Radio.) – Feb. 28
Anna Giuliano of the H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, and colleagues studied infection rates among more than 1,100 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.

What you need to know about HPV – Feb. 28
After several trips to different doctors he got life-changing news: He had oral cancer. Here at Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center doctors treated David with chemo and radiation.


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