October 14, 2011

Tough Task
Gulf Coast Business Review - Oct. 14
Appointed by Senate President Mike Haridopolos: Michael Heekin:  Chair's the Florida Governor's Health Information Infrastructure Advisory Board and also serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Total Cancer Care Initiative.

Support Groups Offer Comfort to Cancer Patients, Survivors
South Tampa-Hyde Park Patch – Oct. 14
Moffitt Cancer Center has breast cancer support groups that meet every Tuesday and the first Saturday of the month.

Survivor's Message: Don't Let Fear Take Over
Bradenton Patch – Oct. 14
After Kyser got over the initial shock of the diagnosis, she immediately made an appointment for Moffitt Cancer Center where they found that she had cancer in both breasts.

Pink Heals Visits Moffitt Cancer Center
Temple Terrace Patch – Oct. 14
Graybill and his trucks were at Moffitt Cancer Center on Oct. 3. 

Project Cure to Host 6th Walk in Bloomingdale East
Bloomingdale.Patch.com - Oct. 13
All funds raised through donations and pledges will go to the Don and Erika Wallace Breast Cancer Treatment Program at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa to be used in research to help find a cure for breast cancer.

North Pinellas club news
St. Petersburg Times - Oct. 13
On Sept. 23, the Beta Alpha Pi Chapter of Phi Beta Psi Sorority awarded a grant check in the amount of $51,775 to Dr. Alvaro Montiro at the Moffitt Cancer Research Institute to be used in his cancer research project.
 
The Judds in Weirsdale?
Ocala Star-Banner - Oct. 13
The foundation-supported Moffitt Cancer Center in The Villages is accepting its first patients this week.

Moffitt Cancer Center part of study linking vitamin E, prostate cancer risk
St. Petersburg Times - Oct. 13
A large study involving Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center found that men who took high doses of vitamin E for about five years had a slightly increased risk of prostate cancer - even after they quit taking the pills.

Speakers: Exercise and Diet Are Keys to Avoiding Breast Cancer
The Ledger - Oct. 13
The Center for Cancer Care and Research, Moffitt Cancer Center and the Lakeland Breast Cancer Awareness Committee sponsor the annual event.

Breast Cancer Reality Check at Yacht Club
The Ledger - Robin's Rx (Blog) - Oct. 12
Kathryn Allen, director of nutrition therapy at Moffitt Cancer Center, added to my discomfort when she said the place to measure your abdominal girth is just above the hips. Not a few inches higher up.

Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages opens for infusions
The Villages Daily Sun - Oct. 12
That's when Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages began treating patients in a bright, gleaming room equipped with 14 infusion pumps and 14 infusion chairs paid for by donations.

Exams a Must for Detecting Breast Cancer
Dunedin.Patch.com - Oct. 12
"Screening mammography every year works best for women younger than 50, who biologically have fast growing tumors that would be missed by screening every two years," Dr. Chris Flowers, director of Breast Imaging at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, wrote to Patch.

Rare breast cancer seen more in Hispanics
UPI - Oct. 11
Lead study author Dr. Jose M. Pimiento, surgical oncology fellow at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., said population-based estimates indicate the incidence of malignant phyllodes tumors is 2.1 cases per million women, but the highest frequencies are in Hispanic women.

Study: Vitamin E Raises Risk of Prostate Cancer
The Ledger - Oct. 11
These results are disappointing to researchers at Lakeland Regional Cancer Center and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, both of which took part in the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial.

Study says Vitamin E could increase risk of prostate cancer
FOX 13 - Oct. 11
"The findings were somewhat surprising, because there had been other studies and retrospective studies that had shown that Vitamin E and selenium had a beneficial effect," explained Dr. Julio Pow-Sang, with Moffitt Cancer Center.

Men who take vitamin E have more (not less) risk of getting prostate cancer
Orlando Sentinel - Oct. 11
Tampa-based Moffitt Cancer Center was one of 36-centers in the United States and more than 400 worldwide that participated in the study, which will appear in Wednesday's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Rare Breast Cancer Tumor More Prevalent in Hispanics
Medical Daily - Oct. 11
Researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center analyzed patient data from patients treated for phyllodes tumors at the Moffitt Cancer Center and the Cancer Therapy and Research Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio between 1999 and 2010

Panera Bread Goes Pink
SouthTampa.Patch.com - Oct. 11
Teaming up with Moffitt Cancer Center, Panera invites guests to purchase its "Pink Ribbon Bagels."

Cancer type afforded Steve Jobs more time
The Palm Beach Post - Oct. 10
"Less than 5 percent of pancreatic-cancer patients are diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor," explains Dr. Jonathan Strosberg, a medical oncologist who specializes in gastrointestinal-tract cancers with the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa (but who never treated Jobs).

Study Recommends Mammograms Starting at Age 40
NewTampa.Patch.com - Oct. 10
Dr. Chris Flowers, director of Breast Imaging at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, said yearly mammograms are important for those in their 40s.

Shop to find the Key to the Cure for Moffitt
10 News - Oct. 9
Saks and Moffitt Cancer Center are hosting the charity shopping weekend Oct. 20-23.

Tampa Bay experts expect more confusion over prostate test advice
St. Petersburg Times - Oct. 9
"It's as emotional as breast cancer," said Dr. Julio Pow-Sang, a urologist and chair of the department of genital urinary oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Moffitt subsidiary M2Gen faces new challenges in fighting cancer
St. Petersburg Times - Oct. 9
That's why more than $35 million in public dollars were invested in M2Gen, a for-profit research subsidiary of Moffitt Cancer Center.

5 Things To Know Today
TempleTerrace.Patch.com - Oct. 8
If you're a cancer survivor, check out Moffitt Cancer Center's S.A.F.E. Program today at All People's Life Center next to King High School.

To Get Mammograms, or Not? Study Recommends Starting at 40
Gulfport.Patch.com - Oct. 8
Dr. Chris Flowers, Director of Breast Imaging with the Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, in Tampa, explains how to optimize your chances of finding cancer early.

Sports Calendar for 10/8
Cape Coral Daily Breeze - Oct. 8
Saturday, Oct. 29: Cape Coral Hooters Fall Charity Golf Event - Palmetto Pine Country Club, registration 7:30 a.m., shotgun start 8:30 a.m.; entry fee $340 per foursome, corporate foursome sponsorship $440 (includes hole sponsorship), tee & green sponsorships $100; proceeds benefit Moffitt Cancer Center.

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