November 4, 2011

Moffitt Music Makers
10 News - Nov. 4
Moffitt musician friends will put on a free performance at the fountain at Hyde Park Village in South Tampa, Saturday, Nov. 5.

Health headlines: Local help for Pasco cancer patients
Bay News 9 - Nov. 3
According to Bay News 9's partner newspaper the St. Petersburg Times, the Moffitt Cancer Center is working with the U.S. Oncology Network to create a staff of physicians in smaller communities.

Buckhorn addresses hotel industry, fields questions about the Rays
Tampa Bay Business Journal - Nov. 3
Tampa must concentrate on its economic engines such as the University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center to compete as a city.

Shop is icing on the cake for Westchase couple
The Tampa Tribune - Nov. 3
By day Leticia works full time as a physicians' assistant at Coastal Orthopedic in Bradenton and expects to start soon at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Partnership will bring Moffitt cancer expertise to west Pasco
St. Petersburg Times - Nov. 3
Patients in west Pasco and Hernando who want the expertise of the Moffitt Cancer Center but don't want to drive to Tampa won't have to anymore, thanks to a new partnership announced this week.

ONLINE FIRST: AACI Website Will Evolve into ‘Comprehensive Cancer Social Networking Site,' Says New President
Oncology Times - Nov. 2
AACI is in a unique communications position, and the goal is to turn the AACI website into a cutting-edge networking forum to advance high-quality cancer care, said Dr. Dalton, President/CEO and Center Director of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Vaccine May Prevent HPV Related Anal Cancer
Out Smart Magazine - Nov. 2
A related study, led by Dr. Palefsky's coauthor Dr. Anna Giuliano of the Moffitt Cancer Center also shows that Gardasil effectively protects both heterosexual men and MSM against the viral types that cause HPV related genital warts.

Cancer Survivor Searches For Precious Memento
The Ledger - Nov. 2
She had taken the bracelet off earlier that day before undergoing an imaging test at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and placed it in a jewelry pouch.

Study: Light Drinking May Raise Breast Cancer Risk (Blog) - Nov. 2
We asked Dr. M. Catherine Lee of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., how much is too much.

Bicycle Bash at Flatwoods Park to draw thousands
The Tampa Tribune - Nov. 2
The bash will follow the annual Cure on Wheels charity bike ride Saturday to help raise money to support H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, All Children's Hospital and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

New Cancer Center Planned in West Pasco
New Port Richey Patch - Nov. 1
Moffitt Cancer Center recently announced that it is teaming up with local doctors belonging to a national network of oncologists to develop a cancer center in the New Port Richey area.

Riders set to raise hope for cancer victims, families
The Tampa Tribune - Nov. 1
In 2007 he helped found the Cure on Wheels Bike Challenge to raise money for Moffitt Cancer Center and in Tampa and All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, both of which are known for their cutting-edge research and patient care.

I Have Cancer. And I've never felt better!
Physicians News Digest (Blog) - Nov. 1
The oncologist I selected at the Moffitt Cancer Center believed that I would soon need a stronger treatment such as targeted radiation therapy - only available at the time in clinical trial in the Netherlands - because the octreotide could only be effective (if at all) for a year or two at most.

Garlove lecture to shed light on immune system therapy for cancer
Louisville Courier-Journal - Nov. 1
The 16th Gail Klein Garlove Lectureship will feature Dr. Scott J. Antonia, who chairs the thoracic oncology department at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Significance of Quality of Life Measurements in Cancer Survival Research
Heal Blog - Nov. 1
According to Drs. Paul B. Jacobsen and Heather S. Jim, of the Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, effective and reliable quality of life tools offer a significant information for cancer patients and their attending physicians especially when they tackle treatment modalities, potential consequences of these treatments and the need for rehabilitation therapies.

Could 6 weeks of radiation be reduced to 20 minutes?
Bay News 9 - Oct. 31
The Intrabeam is the latest weapon against the disease from Moffitt Cancer Center.

Golfer Vs Brain Cancer Golf Outing: Benefiting Brain Cancer Research / Treatment & Moffitt Cancer Center
93.3 FLZ MJ Morning Show - Oct. 31
Moffitt has one of the largest blood transplant programs in the Southeastern United States; records more than 272,000 patient visits per year, and is home to the Moffitt Research Center, Moffitt Clinic, Moffitt Hospital, and the Lifetime Screening and Prevention Center.

Dr. Dalton and Dr. Hurt share Jim King Leadership Award
Florida Biotechnology News (Blog) - Oct. 31
The 2011 Senator Jim King Leadership Award for excellence in biomedical research has been awarded to Dr. William Dalton, President and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center and Dr. Myra Hurt, Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Research at the Florida State University College of Medicine. 

Wesley Chapel car dealerships donate $40,000 to Moffitt Cancer Center
Bay News 9 - Oct. 31
Moffitt Cancer Center has received a big donation from two Pasco County car dealerships.

Measuring Quality Of Life Important In Cancer Survival Research
Medical News Today - Oct. 31
Effective and reliable quality of life measures offer increasingly valuable information for cancer patients and their doctors when they discuss treatment options, their potential consequences and the likely rehabilitation needs, write Drs Paul B. Jacobsen and Heather S. Jim, of the Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, in the October issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

USF to collaborate with Pensacola nonprofit on robotics research
St. Petersburg Times - Oct. 30
And we've done a good bit with the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Rhonda Vincent helps raise money for Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages
The Villages Daily Sun - Oct. 29
Bluegrass superstar Rhonda Vincent and her band, the Rage, brought rollicking, down-home music to Savannah Center on Friday night to raise money for the Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages.

The Power of Green Tea
The Ledger - Oct. 29
"The green-tea polyphenon stops the cells from multiplying in a crazy, rowdy manner," said Nagi Kumar, director of cancer chemoprevention at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

The Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer Can be Vague But They Need to Be Addressed
The Ledger - Oct. 29
Pelvic pain, abdominal pain, back pain, nausea and indigestion are among the unspecific signs that, if continual, could result from ovarian cancer, said Dr. Patricia Judson, a gynecologic oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center.


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