October 28, 2011

Local doctors help author national mammogram study
10 News - Oct. 28
Two of the co-authors of the study on false positives were Chris I. Flowers, M.D., of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and Weiwei Zhu, M.S., of Group Health Research Institute.

Moffitt, US Oncology Network join forces
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Oct. 27
Moffitt Cancer Center    Moffitt Cancer Center Latest from The Business Journals Turner Construction plays positioning card with Hard Rock contract Lifetime achievement: Dr. Charles Cox Physician: Dr. James Norman Follow this company and The US Oncology Network will collaborate to develop and operate community-based cancer centers throughout Florida.

'Cancer warrior' Erin Howarth loses a bravely fought battle
St. Petersburg Times – Oct. 27
"Cancer only got one day a week from us," said husband Adam, 35, who would drive her to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for treatment.

Wesley Chapel Toyota - Wesley Chapel Honda donates to Moffitt Cancer Center
Our Town Fla - Oct. 27
Wesley Chapel Toyota and Wesley Chapel Honda donate to Moffitt Cancer Center.

Lightning host Tampa Bay fights cancer night
Hernando Today – Oct. 26
Eleven local organizations will be provided with tickets for the Lightning-Jets game including Children's Cancer Center, Children's Dream Fund, All Children's Hospital, Faces of Courage, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Moffitt Cancer Center, Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, 1 Voice Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Tampa General Hospital.

Lightning set to host Tampa Bay fights cancer night
Bay News 9 – Oct. 26
In addition, 11 local organizations will be provided with tickets for the Lightning-Jets game including Children’s Cancer Center, Children’s Dream Fund, All Children’s Hospital, Faces of Courage, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Moffitt Cancer Center, Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, 1 Voice Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Tampa General Hospital.

Looking for a Pumpkin Patch?
Carrollwood Patch – Oct. 25
A portion of proceeds will benefit Moffitt Cancer Center.

Sports Calendar for 10/25
Cape Coral Daily Breeze – Oct. 25
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.

Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise for Lung Cancer: Study
U.S. News and World Report - Oct. 24 (This same story appeared in several media outlets.)
Commenting on the study, Srikumar Chellappan, chair of the department of tumor biology and scientific director of the National Functional Genomics Center at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., said that the research is promising and the treatment could become a new strategy.

Men Are Victims of Breast Cancer, Too
Palm Harbor Patch – Oct. 24
Here in Tampa Bay, John Kiluk, M.D. who is an assistant member of the Don and Erika Wallace Comprehensive Breast Program at Moffitt Cancer Center says that Moffitt sees see about five new male breast cancer cases a year. He says it is not known exactly what causes breast cancer in men or women.

Tampa area event listings
St. Petersburg Times – Oct. 23
Lung cancer research and treatment are program focus: Moffitt Cancer Center’s Thoracic Oncology Program invites patients, their families and friends to attend the Lung and Thoracic Tumor Education forum from 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive.

Non-invasive imaging technique for detecting advanced breast cancer
Examiner – Oct. 23
However, scientists from Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute from Tampa, Florida have devised a new method for detecting advanced stage breast cancer.

How to Break Breast Cancer News to the Kids
South Tampa-Hyde Park Patch – Oct. 23
The Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa offers a Families First Program designed to enhance the adjustment of children and adults to the changes that occur within the family when a parent has cancer.

Homebuilder focuses on region's most successful neighborhoods
The Tampa Tribune – Oct. 23
It is also prized for its convenient location near USF, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, and major roadways and interstates."

Let's celebrate the IRX Therapeutics relocation but not forget those departing companies
St. Petersburg Times – Oct. 23
IRX expects to turn to Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center to help it find 500 patients for its trial with mouth and neck cancers that its drug might help.

Game 8: Buffalo Sabres at Tampa Bay Lightning
Raw Charge – Oct. 22
He is the Co-founder and President of the Cure on Wheels Foundation, which raises money to help individuals and their families cope with cancer through an annual bike race, an initiative that has raised over $300,000 to date through organized cycling events held in conjunction with Moffitt Cancer Center and All Children's Hospital.

Volunteers needed to drive cancer patients to treatment
10 News – Oct. 22
Every two weeks, 86-year-old Marvin Barber gets a ride to Moffitt Cancer Center for his treatment.

Walkers take strides for breast cancer awareness
The Tampa Tribune – Oct. 22
Barbara Lynn (front row, third from right) is a seven-year survivor and is walking with friends from Moffitt Cancer Center.

Sports Calendar for 10/22
Cape Coral Daily Breeze – Oct. 22
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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