May 27, 2011

King High's valedictorian has highest GPA in Hillsborough
The Tampa Tribune – May 27
Yu is employed at Moffitt Cancer Center and Ren has a job at University Community Hospital.

Here's line on newest doc: She shatters barriers
The Tampa Tribune – May 27
Escobar earned the campus dean's award at FSU's regional campus in Pensacola in part for tireless volunteer work among Spanish-speaking patients at Tampa's Judeo-Christian Health Clinic and the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Developer of Gleevec sees potential for more cancer drugs, will speak at Moffitt Cancer Center
St. Petersburg Times – May 26
Druker will be speaking today at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa about the future of cancer care, and my friend will be there, too.

Casiano Communications boss offers view of diversity from the boardroom
St. Petersburg Times – May 26
"Red warning lights flash in my head when I'm approached by a board that has zero women and zero Hispanics," said Casiano, who also serves on the board of advisors at Moffitt Cancer Center.

High hopes, realistic expectations drive bevacizumab treatment
HemOnc Today – May 25
Hatem Soliman, MD, is an assistant member in the Don and Erika Wallace Comprehensive Breast Program at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Tampa cancer center opens first bone marrow transplant clinic in Puerto Rico
Orlando Sentinel – May 25 (This same story ran in the 
Los Angeles Times .)
That will change this summer, however, when Moffitt Cancer Center of Tampa opens the island's first blood and marrow transplant clinic.

Event pampers cancer survivors
Florida Today – May 25
Space Coast Cancer Center, an affiliate of Moffitt Cancer Center, is a hematology/oncology practice with locations in Titusville, Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and Viera.

Moffitt opens clinic in Puerto Rico
Tampa Bay Business Journal – May 24
Moffitt Cancer Center will open a blood and marrow transplant evaluation and follow-up clinic in Puerto Rico, starting June 24.

Moffitt Cancer Center to offer BMT clinic in PR
Caribbean Business – May 24
The Tampa-based Moffitt Cancer Center will open a blood and marrow transplant evaluation and follow-up clinic in Puerto Rico next month.

‘Life-Changing’ Hedgehog Pathway Disrupter for Advanced Basal-Cell Carcinomas Continues to Show Promise
Oncology Times – May 24
Also contacted after the meeting, Vernon Sondak, MD, Chair of the Department of Cutaneous Oncology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, who has also treated Gorlin-syndrome patients in GDC-0449 trials, said, “We've seen a lot of dramatic results. There's going to be a lot of interest in whether patients could have cancers prevented.”

Plans for Moffitt Cancer Center in Leesburg scrapped
Orlando Sentinel – May 23
The Central Florida Health Alliance has decided not to build a Moffitt Cancer Center in Leesburg, though plans for a similar center in The Villages are still on track, alliance officials said.

Tampa Bay area personnel appointments, promotions and announcements
St. Petersburg Times – May 22
Dr. Sarah Hoffe has been appointed director of physician services and radiation oncology service chief at Moffitt Cancer Center at International Plaza in Tampa that opens on July 1.

Pasco's best and brightest
The Tampa Tribune/ – May 22
At Sunlake, she was involved in the National Honor Society, Dance, Odyssey of the Mind, and was a volunteer at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Lake Myrtle Elementary.

Plans suspended for free-standing cancer center at LRMC
Daily Commercial – May 21
Central Florida Health Alliance officials announced Friday they're suspending plans to build a free-standing Moffitt Cancer Center at Leesburg Regional Medical Center.

Preserving fertility in cancer patients: two views
Get Inside Health – May 2011
Dr Quinn, from the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and the University of South Florida, in Tampa, USA, has conducted surveys of oncologists' referral practices.

Best Practices in Fertility Preservation Communication
Oncofertility Consortium (Blog) – May 2011
Dr. Quinn is a researcher at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute as well as an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida.


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