November 18, 2011

Buick Human Highlight Reel: Zak Boggs, The University Of South Florida
Voodoo Five - Nov. 18
While earning his degree in biomedical sciences, Boggs volunteered his time around the Bay Area, including helping out at the Shriners Children's Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center on campus while also working at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota.

After 5 years, M2Gen still racing for cancer treatments
The Tampa Tribune - Nov. 18
For more than four years, this unit of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute has been collecting, probing and bar-coding more than 30,000 cancer tissue specimens.

Soy eaters may have lower rates of lung cancer
Reuters Health - Nov. 17 (This story has been picked up by outlets including
Fox News,The Chicago Tribune,The Baltimore Sun and the Orlando Sentinel.)
Matthew Schabath, a researcher at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, whose study was included in the analysis, cautioned that more research is needed to tease out the relationship between soy and lung cancer.

Pat's Place: The Purgatory of Waiting
The Myeloma Beacon (Blog) - Nov. 17
My medical oncologist Dr. Malhotra, my myeloma specialist at Moffitt Cancer Center Dr. Alsina, and I decided early last month to try the same chemotherapy combination that had slowly and steadily lowered my M-spike prior to my stem cell transplant.

Melanoma International Congress: Clinicians and Researchers Make Sense of Resistance Mechanisms
Cancer Network - Nov. 17
Keiran Smalley, PhD of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and colleagues are studying a unified approach to overcome resistance based on the observation that the majority of genes implicated in vemurafenib resistance are targeted by the heatshock protein HSP90.

Volunteers serve hot meals, then guests take home boxes of food
The Tampa Tribune - Nov. 16
About 150 volunteers from area schools, the University of South Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center and other agencies served dinner and carried boxes to cars.

Investment dips pinch All Children's, Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa Bay Business Journal - Nov. 16
All Children's Hospital Inc. and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Inc. each posted deficits for three months ended Sept. 30, as losses on investments in a volatile market cut into the bottom line.

USF answers governor's letter with in-depth report
The Oracle - Nov. 15
Other sources of salary funding for those positions, he said, include contracts with hospitals for some Moffitt employees, physicians' practices, athletics funds and "gifts."

We Care Manatee helps save lives of those without insurance
Bradenton Herald - Nov. 15
The "chain" of volunteers started with Agnes Nall, a physician at Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Manatee, and extended to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Think helpful and healthy when donating food this holiday season
The Tampa Tribune - Nov. 15
Feeding America enlisted the nutrition services director at Moffitt Cancer Center for advice on feeding its clients, Rogers says.


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