November 11, 2011

Moffitt Cancer Center partners with US Oncology Network
Gulf Coast Business Review - Nov. 11
The Moffitt Cancer Center and The U.S. Oncology Network, one of the nation's largest networks of community-based oncology physicians, announced that they will work together to develop and operate community-based cancer centers throughout the state.

Chemo drug Eribulin offers patients some extra time
10 News - Nov. 11
Doctors have been using it for the past year at Moffitt Cancer Center, and while it's not a cure, it does give some extra time to breast cancer patients who haven't had success with other therapies.

Partnership Will Bring Moffitt Cancer Care to Pasco - Nov. 11
Moffitt Cancer Center is teaming up with local doctors belonging to a national network of oncologists to develop cancer centers throughout the state, with the first center planned for New Port Richey in Pasco County.

Risk of false-positive mammograms
10 News - Nov. 10
One of the co-authors of the nationwide study, Moffitt Cancer Center Radiologist Dr. Chris Flowers, said ladies can't let the fear of a false-positive stop them from getting the test. 

Does alcohol increase breast cancer risk?
10 News - Nov. 10
Moffitt Cancer Center Breast Surgeon Dr. M. Catherine Lee weighed in as well: 

Florida lawmakers turned away grant money for cancer control programs
The Florida Independent - Nov. 10
Assisting Moffitt Cancer Center to convene the four goal committees to implement strategies for cancer control. 

Oncology leaders advancing care for cancer patients
Hernando Today - Nov. 10
Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in Florida, and The U.S. Oncology Network, one of the nation's largest networks of community-based oncology physicians, announced they will work together to expand access to patient services in Florida. 

Integrative medicine embraces whole-body healing
Florida Today - Nov. 9
It is an approach that has been incorporated by such notable health care organizations as the Cleveland Clinic, Duke University, Moffitt Cancer Center and the Mayo Clinic. 

Medical News - Nov. 9
Asked to articulate his mission as Department Chair of Moffitt Cancer Center's Neuro-Oncology program, Peter Forsyth could not be more focused or succinct: "My mission is to cure patients of brain cancer," said the 53-year-old who moved here from Canada this summer. 

Tiny Medicine Delivering Big Results against Melanoma
Daily RX - Nov. 8
Researchers from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa are looking at something very small to combat melanoma. 

Frank Brogan: Florida needs jobs that entice college grads to stay
Palm Beach Daily News - Nov. 8
During his FAU presidency, Brogan fostered relationships with organizations such as The Scripps Research Institute, the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, the Max Planck Society and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. 

Cancer Vaccine Shows Early Promise and ABC News Radio - Nov. 8
Dr. Hatem Soliman, an assistant member of the Moffitt Cancer Center Women's Oncology and Experimental Therapeutics Departments in Tampa, Fla., explained that the primary benefit with this type of vaccine is longer survival. 

With drugs in short supply, reports rise about price gouging on the "gray market"
St. Petersburg Times - Nov. 7
The survey by Premier, whose members include the BayCare Health System, Bayfront Medical Center, Moffitt Cancer Center and Adventist's Florida hospitals, found that gray market pricing averaged 650 percent more than what hospitals would typically expect to pay for drugs.

Preserve funding for cancer research
St. Petersburg Times - Nov. 6
At Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, we are determined to advance the cancer research that will save lives. 


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