May 6, 2011

Joe Ninke, Sandra Melton tops in endurance run – May 6
Sebastian's Joe Ninke, 42, was the top male finisher of the third annual Greenberg Traurig Ultra Miles for Moffitt 12-Hour Endurance Run.

Sunlake Salutatorian, Valedictorian Want To Help People – May 6
Collins spends her free time volunteering at Lake Myrtle Elementary School and at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Take a spin on the nutrition color wheel
The Seattle Times – May 6
"The deeper the color is, the higher the nutrient content in most cases," says Nagi Kumar, a registered dietitian, professor and researcher at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

10 News – May 6
Join the fight against cancer right in our backyard! Miles for Moffitt will be held Saturday, May 14th at the USF campus. Walk, run or roll to fund cancer research at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Information technology and health care
The Salt Lake Tribune – May 6
Moffitt Cancer Center, one of the country’s leading cancer centers, used sophisticated computer modeling to reconfigure the surgical block schedule and was able to free up capacity for 900 additional cancer procedures a year — without adding operating rooms or hours.

House majority leader commends two Tampa Republicans on Moffitt funding
St. Petersburg Times "The Buzz" blog – May 5
House Majority Leader Carlos Lopez-Cantera has given a shout-out to Tampa Republican representatives Dana Young and Shawn Harrison for their work helping secure research funding for H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Cancer Patients Can Be Drug Abusers Too
Pharmacy Practice News – May 2011
“Cancer patients can be drug abusers too,” said David Craig, PharmD, director of the Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacist Residency Program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla.

This Cinco de Mayo may be extra joyful
The Tampa Tribune – May 5
Besides the parade, which will start at U.S. 301 and Lock Street-Calle de Milagros, there will be a health fair that will include representatives from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Pasco County Health Department.

Friends help Bob Lowe with cost of transplant
Marco Island Sun Times – May 5
Robert Lowe, known as Bob by his friends, is going through treatment at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and also in Naples.

Neoprobe could charge more for 'superior' drug with FDA nod
Columbus Business First – May 4
“Lymphoseek provided clinically meaningful advantages over the blue dyes and I believe it will be a useful agent in (the lymph node mapping surgery),” said a statement from Dr. Vernon Sondak, skin cancer chief at Tampa, Fla., based Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, one of the test sites.

Artist of the day: Singing Tree
St. Petersburg Times/tbt* – May 4
Since then he has been a yoga teacher and certified music practitioner playing for patients at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Health care budget is key to end game
Jacksonville Daily Record – May 4
Also, Mosteller took issue with lawmakers planning to earmark half of the money for three facilities —- the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, the Shands Cancer Hospital and Sylvester Cancer Center — instead of making it available through a competitive grant process.

Sponsors, auction items still needed
The Tampa Tribune/ – May 4
The money goes to benefit patient services like Hope Lodge, which is next to Moffitt Cancer Center." At Hope Lodge, patients and caregivers can stay free of charge during treatment.

Iowa girl travels to Tampa for groundbreaking surgery that saves her arm
St. Petersburg Times – May 4
Internet research eventually led them to Letson, who heads Moffitt Cancer Center's sarcoma program.

8-year-old girl's arm bone replaced by Moffitt doctor
The Tampa Tribune – May 4
She also printed out a paper mentioning Moffitt Cancer Center surgeon G. Douglas Letson, who had done leg bone replacements on children in Tampa.

Moffitt & Shriners Team Up to Save Little Girl's Arm
WUSF – May 3
Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa and the Moffitt Cancer Center have teamed up on an unprecedented surgery to save a little girl's arm.

Young girl with cancer gets 'bionic' arm
Bay News 9 – May 3
Dr. G. Douglas Letson with Moffitt Cancer Center replaced Josalyn's bone with a so-called "bionic" one.

Eight-year-old may have nation's first expandable bionic arm
ABC Action News – May 3
Heidi decided to do some research, and found out about Moffitt and Dr. Douglas Letson.

Artificial bone saves girl's arm
FOX-13 – May 3
Dr. G. Douglas Letson, Director Sarcoma Program, Moffitt Cancer Center

Florida biomedical research grants likely to be cut
Florida Times-Union – May 3
That was the case during the first year, but in 2010 the Legislature gave $10 million from that pot of money to the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Dead bills litter legislative battleground
The Tampa Tribune/ – May 3
During budget conferencing, Moffitt did manage to keep most of its $10 million budget line-item for training oncology residents. But its state money for biomedical research remained in limbo Monday evening as budget negotiations over health spending continued.

Chuck Sykes tops Tampa Bay leader survey again, but then the business ranks quickly thin
St. Petersburg Times – May 1
5. Bill Dalton: Heads prestigious Moffitt Cancer Center with an entrepreneurial spirit this region so urgently needs.

Local golf world unites to benefit special man
Daytona Beach News Journal – May 1
He's still undergoing chemotherapy treatments, and after getting a "month off" in July to build up strength, he goes to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for a stem-cell transplant and 45 days of intense treatment.

Students will see tuition hikes, less help from Florida budget
St. Petersburg Times – April 30 (This also ran in The Miami Herald.)
The House and Senate also agreed to keep H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center funded at $9.6 million for its doctor training program.

Florida lawmaker optimistic Widman bill will pass – April 30
But the House's proposed cut has drawn objections from Tampa-area lawmakers, who are looking to protect funding for H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.



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