September 2, 2011

Small brown bag; big debate - Sept. 2
We were joined Friday by Nagi Kumar, the director of nutrition research for Moffitt Cancer Center, and Krayl Funch, health and wellness expert with Tampa Bay Parenting magazine.

New high tech CT scan may help in lung cancer fight
The Republic – Sept. 2 (This same story published in the St. Petersburg Times.)
And Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center announced that it is offering the test to those at high risk of lung cancer.

On the road to a cure
The South Florida Times - Sept. 1
The 30-year-old Miami resident endured a rigorous series of about seven treatments that included a 2006 failed stem cell transplant at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Inspiring Survivor Receives Award
Space Coast Living Magazine - Sept. 1
Linda is a lymphoma survivor who fundraises and participates in Miles for Moffitt as a team leader (Blood Thinner Team) and, since her diagnosis, works to help others with cancer.

Slim Down Secrets from Women around the world
iVillage - August 2011
Indian Women: Get There By Foot: While at least 63 percent of Americans are either overweight or obese, "obesity is quite rare in India," explains Nagi Kumar, Ph.D., director of nutrition at Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Radicalism in America / Breast Cancer Research
WGCU - Aug. 30
Listen as Dr. Hatem Soliman, medical oncologist, The Center for Women's Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, talks about the latest advances in the treatment of breast cancer.

WGCU - Aug. 29
Listen as Dr. Jeffrey Weber, director of the Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center at Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, discusses metastatic melanoma and the latest advances in treatment.

Former House District 50 candidate, Democrat Shelly Leonard, fights cancer again
St. Petersburg Times - Sept. 1
She's scheduled to undergo major surgery today at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Moffitt to host women's cancer education conference
10 News - Aug. 31
Moffitt Cancer Center is once again hosting a free women's cancer education conference in September.

Center partners with surf shop for free cancer screenings
Central Florida News 13 - Aug. 31
Moffitt Cancer Center partnered with Ron Jon's Surf Shop to offer free skin cancer screenings this past weekend in Cocoa Beach.

Tampa Bay Lightning assistant Wayne Fleming not expected to be with team when season opens
St. Petersburg Times - Aug. 30
The coach, to whom Lightning players dedicated last season's run to the Eastern Conference final, still is undergoing chemo and radiation treatments through Moffitt Cancer Center and is in a wheelchair as he rehabs to regain his motor skills, Yzerman said.

SW Fla. hospitals scramble to treat patients
News Press - Aug. 29
Even one of Florida's premier cancer treatment facilities, Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, has had to scramble to get the proper medications to patients.

MS controversy: Inflating veins, deflating symptoms
ABC 7 (Chicago, IL) - Aug. 29
When Dr. Bulent Arslan at Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Florida saw her tests, he agreed to do an experimental MS procedure called venoplasty for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency -- or CCSVI.

A new University of Miami research park hopes to jumpstart Miami's science industry
The Miami Herald - Aug. 28
In fact, UM ranks first on the NIH's list of top Florida recipients for 2010 at $104 million, ahead of the University of Florida ($102 million) and the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa ($39 million).

Strangers' kindness is uplifting to family
St. Petersburg Times - Aug. 28
Carol Ozark arrived at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa uncertain of survival.

Reiki energy healing complements traditional medicine at some Tampa Bay hospitals
St. Petersburg Times – Aug. 27
In the Tampa Bay area, St. Joseph's Hospital, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and All Children's Hospital are among institutions with Reiki or healing touch programs.

Don't be scared away from mammograms
St. Petersburg Times - Aug. 27
Mark your calendar - Moffitt Cancer Center and FACTors (Fighting Against Cancer Together) present the free Women's Cancer Education Conference, with the latest in breast and gynecologic cancer research, treatment, support, community resources and survivorship.

Sports Calendar for 8/27
Cape Coral Daily Breeze - Aug. 27
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. Info: Cape Coral Hooters (239) 945-4700.


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