May 13, 2011

Doctor to address women's concerns - Sun City Center
St. Petersburg Times – May 13
Patricia Judson, a gynecologist from Moffitt Cancer Center, will speak at 1 p.m. today at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. For more information, call Hazel Martin at (813) 642-9020.

Begin the drug shutdown
Palm Beach Post (Blog) - May 13
Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, sponsor of the Senate bill, was concerned that facilities such as the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa would not be able to obtain enough medication for its patients.

Lovin' Louisiana State club meets for pizza, fun Wednesday night at Lake Miona
The Villages Daily Sun – May 13
The group also raises funds for charities, including Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages and Christian Food Pantry.

'Bosnian War Hammer' takes walk-on spot at USF
St. Petersburg Times – May 12
He won't be the first Djulbegovic at USF -- his father, Benjamin, is a distinguished professor of medicine and oncology, working at USF and Moffitt Cancer Center for the past 12 years.

Letters to the Editor
Marco Eagle – May 12, 2011
As part of her healing process, Jackie is scheduled to undergo a stem-cell transplant at Tampa’s renowned Moffitt Cancer Center in the next few months.

Dearth of drugs alarming
St. Petersburg Times/Tampabay.com – May 12
Gene Wetzstein, director of pharmacy services at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, says pharmacists have always had to cope with drug shortages, but the current situation is worse than ever.

Alkalizing Cancer to Prevent Metastasis
EmpowHer – May 11
Dr. Ian F. Robey and coworkers from University of Arizona, Wayne State University, and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute concluded that bicarbonate inhibits cancer metastases based on their experiments with animal models of breast cancer and prostate cancer.

05/11 Local briefs: Governor honors tax office
Bradenton Herald/Lakewood Ranch Herald – May 11
Blood donations from this “Leave A Legacy” campaign will help save the lives of patients receiving blood at Blake Medical Center, as well as local veterans who go to Bay Pines V.A. Healthcare System, ill newborns of Manatee parents who are cared for at All Children's Hospital, Lakewood Ranch residents and others receiving treatment at Tampa General Hospital's emergency rooms, burn center and organ transplant ward, as well as Manatee citizens fighting cancer at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

First-of-its-Kind Phase 2 Study Shows Oral Therapy is Viable Treatment Option
HealthCanal.com – May 10
Cleveland Clinic is collaborating with H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., on this study, and both sites are actively enrolling patients.

Moffitt Doc Performs Innovative Arm Transplant
83 Degrees – May 10
Josalyn Kaldenberg was scheduled to have her right arm amputated due to a cancerous tumor until her parents learned through their own Internet search about Dr. G. Douglas Letson's work at Moffitt.

HPV: vacciniamo anche i maschi?
OggiScienza – May 10
Lo studio, coordinato dall'oncologa Anna Giuliano, del Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida, ha indagato la storia naturale dell'infezione da HPV in oltre 1000 uomini residenti in Brasile, Messico e Stati Uniti. E' risultato che 1 maschio su 2 era.

AR: Research sets stage for standard breast density measures
Health Imaging & IT – May 10
“If calibration can be optimized to improve the precision with which breast density is measured, a more accurate estimate of the magnitude of association between breast density and breast cancer may be obtained,” wrote John J. Heine, PhD, of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., and colleagues.

Medical Events
Lakeland Ledger – May 9
DISCUSSION WITH DR. JULIO POW-SANG, Moffitt Cancer Center urologist, 5 p.m., at Center for Cancer Care and Research, 1730 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland.

Friends help Bob Lowe with cost of transplant
Marco Island Sun Times – May 8
Robert Lowe, known as Bob by his friends, is going through treatment at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and also in Naples.

Miles for Moffitt is personal for Carrollwood cancer survivor
10 News – May 7
She had a mammogram and ultrasound at Moffitt Cancer Center and then she received the diagnosis.

Pill Mill Bill Goes To Scott
NorthEscambia.com – May 7
Bondi said that limit would be too low for some legitimate pharmacies, such as those near the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Place allows T-Yanks to break 9 game losing streak
Examiner.com – May 7
The T-Yanks donned pink pinstriped jerseys in honor of the “Pink Out” to support the fight against breast cancer and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research efforts.

$69.7B budget shares the pain
The Tampa Tribune/TBO.com – May 7
In the end, lawmakers cut $20 million from this year's funding, allocating $30 million to three cancer research programs, with $5 million reserved for Moffitt in Tampa, down from this year's $10 million.

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