September 23, 2011

New Tampa chamber event includes expo, workshop
The Tampa Tribune - Sept. 23
A goal of this year's business forum and expo also was to provide chamber members more professional training, said Haviland, a social media manager and consultant who is completing doctorate studies in cancer biology at Moffitt Cancer Center on the University of South Florida campus.  

Cancer groups divide
Englewood Sun Herald - Sept. 23
Lou Long and Rob Hipps, former volunteer chairmen of the Englewood Relay, said the newly formed group named "The Cure for Cancer Begins with us" will generate funds for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, and for local cancer survivors and their families.

To Find More Tumors, Scientists Make Cancer Glow
Popular Mechanics - Sept. 22
"The surgeons are ready for this technique," says Robert Gillies, the director of molecular and functional imaging at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., who was not involved in the study.

Pat's Place: Flying the Friendly Skies - Should I Wear A Mask Post-Transplant?
The Myeloma Beacon (Blog) - Sept. 22
My transplant procedure manual, provided by the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Moffitt Cancer Center, ironically begs to differ.

Sports Calendar for 9/22
Cape Coral Daily Breeze - Sept. 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. Info: Cape Coral Hooters (239) 945-4700.

Congress Urged To Renew Commitment to Cancer Research
Medscape - Sept. 22
William Dalton, co chair of the cancer progress report and president/CEO and director of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, in Tampa, Florida, noted how more personalized cancer care can allow therapy to be tailored to the nuances of each patient

Benefit cruise for hospital auxiliary
Ocala Star-Banner - Sept. 22
The Villages Regional Hospital Auxiliary will have it's 10th anniversary seven-night cruise to the Eastern Caribbean aboard the Holland America Eurodam, which departs Jan. 14. Prices start at $899 per person and include port taxes, government fees, round trip bus service to port, bus driver and porters' tips at the dock, anniversary golf shirt and a $50 donation to benefit the auxiliary and the Moffitt Cancer Center set to open in The Villages in October.

Living in the moment works for an artist known as Woo
Scripps News - Sept. 21 (This story first appeared in the St. Petersburg Times.)
At Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Dr. Surbhi Jain looked at his latest MRI scan, recommended surgery and explained the risks.

UCH now part of Florida Hospital Tampa Bay Division
The Oracle - Sept. 21
"When you look at our resources, we will have the only fully functional Alzheimer's Center in the country (in Byrd Alzheimer's Institute), we'll have a simulation center downtown (in the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation) that is like no other in the country, we'll have one of the best cancer centers in the country (in H. L. Moffitt Cancer Center) and we now have one of the best integrated, coordinated health systems in the country (in Adventist Health System)."

Firefighters battle breast cancer with Pink Heals
WTSP 10 News - Sept. 21
The tour will make their next stop at Moffitt Cancer Center Monday, Oct. 3 from 10 am to 1 pm on the lawn by the fountain.

Moffitt Cancer Center offers one dose radiation for breast cancer patients
ABC Action News - Sept. 21
She has an appointment to have a breast cancer tumor removed at Moffitt Cancer Center and to get a new radiation option called Intrabeam.

Restaurateur Malio Iavarone finds fortune, fights cancer
The Tampa Tribune - Sept. 21
He was rushed to Moffitt and underwent delicate surgery that left him with both a deep pit on the front of his throat and a permanently raspy voice.

In 40 Years of Cancer Research, How Far Have We Come?
Time Magazine - Sept. 21
"In the haste to continue research and fund it, you sometimes need to stop and turn around and look back at what we've accomplished," notes Dr. William Dalton, president, CEO and center director of the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and a co-chair of the AACR committee writing the report.
 
Pasco County's $10 million incentive attracts Raymond James Financial campus
St. Petersburg Times - Sept. 21
Being the runner-up for an expansion of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, the collapse of the housing market and the urging of private business leaders all played a role in the county's efforts.

AACR Report: Need for Cancer Funding Urgent
The Oncology Report - Sept. 20
In that future, physicians will be able to "understand the nuance of every patient and tailor-make their therapy," said Dr. William S. Dalton, co-chair of the AACR report and president, CEO and director of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Fla.

FDA approves personalized drug for Melanoma
Medical News - Sept. 20
"It's an easily administered drug with a high response rate that we think is very promising," said Jeffrey Weber, MD, PhD, director of the Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.
 
Robert Fessler's Manalapan mansion fetches $15M from tycoon and philanthropist Donald A. Adam
Palm Beach Daily News - Sept. 20
Adam, who also heads a Texas investment firm called TAC Capital LLC, made a $20.5 million donation for melanoma research in 2007 to Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

24th Annual Women's Cancer Education Conference in Tampa
WMNF 88.5 Community Radio - Sept. 19
On Saturday Moffitt Cancer Center and FACTors hosted the 24th Annual Women's Cancer Education Conference.

Local Woman to Lobby Congress at Cancer Summit
The Bradenton Times - Sept. 19
The federal dollars directly support the cutting-edge research-taking place at universities and cancer centers across the country, including Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa where I had surgery and treatment for two forms of breast cancer.

Moffitt named Working Mother 100 Best Companies
10 News - Sept. 18
According to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Working Mother magazine named the Center one of the 2011 Working Mother 100 Best Companies.

Possible Measure to Preventing Chemotherapy Resistance in Ovarian Cancer Discovered
Med India - Sept. 18
However, researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center have identified a molecular pathway that may play a key role in the evolution of chemotherapy resistance.

Preventing ovarian cancer resistant to chemotherapy
Heal Blog (blog) - Sept. 18
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center say they have discovered the cause of chemotherapy resistance - a molecular pathway - and may be able to reverse the process with drugs.

Middle class loses ground as medical inflation eats raises and puts health care out of reach
The Palm Beach Post - Sept. 17
She enrolled in a clinical trial at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, where her follicular lymphoma is studied, and watched for recurrence, at no charge.

Sports Calendar for 9/17
Cape Coral Daily Breeze - Sept. 17
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.

Churches serve as centers of awareness for black health
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Sept. 17
A recent study by the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., showed that black men in the U.S. have the highest incidence of prostate cancer in the world.

Top 100 American companies for working mothers
SeattlePI.com (Boomer Consumer blog) - Sept. 17
The 2011 Working Mother 100 Best Companies are listed below:  Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fla.

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