September 30, 2011

Increased opportunity for frameless radiosurgery in cranial indications
Oncology News – September/October 2011
While many theories exist as to why clinicians have not expanded use of frameless radiosurgery in treating cranial indications, neurosurgeon Surbhi Jain, MD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, USA, believes low utilisation can be attributed to a lack of awareness as to the extent frameless radiosurgery can effectively treat even the most sensitive regions of the brain. 

Moffitt Team Developing MRM-MS Assay Database Focused on Key Cancer Proteins
Genome Web – Sept. 30
Researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center are developing a database of multiple-reaction monitoring mass spectrometry assays focused on key cancer proteins.

La Jolla area researchers work to extend prostate cancer options
La Jolla Light – Sept. 30
In May, The Scripps Research Institute and the Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.) were awarded more than $2 million to study the origins of prostate cancer and the role that inflammation plays in tumor development and growth. 

Joanne Olson | People on the Move
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Sept. 30
Joanne Olson: Date added: September 30, 2011; Submission Type: New Hire; Current employer: Moffitt Cancer Center; Current title/position: Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development; Industry: Health Care; Position level: Vice President; Position department: Human Resources
 
Moffitt, Walgreens raise $223K for research
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Sept. 29
The “Make A Difference” campaign, a partnership between Moffitt Cancer Center  Moffitt Cancer Center Latest from The Business Journals Moffitt Cancer Center FY11 income slipsHospital profits, margins swell, but tougher times expectedNew melanoma drug had trial run at Moffitt Cancer Center Follow this company and Walgreens, raised $223,00.

Diabetes Patients Have Higher Colon Cancer Risk
Medical News Today – Sept. 29
In 2006, scientists from the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, University of Cincinnati and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, found that diabetes patients who were also regular smokers face the highest risk of developing colon cancer (Link to article)

La Jolla area researchers work to extend prostate cancer options
La Jolla Light – Sept. 29
In May, The Scripps Research Institute and the Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.) were awarded more than $2 million to study the origins of prostate cancer and the role that inflammation plays in tumor development and growth.

Study Investigates Optimal Lenalidomide Dose in MDS
Clinical Oncology – Sept. 29
Alan List, MD, executive vice president and physician-in-chief at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Fla., presented the results at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting (abstract 6522).

Succeeding in Today’s Oncology Arena
Clinical Oncology – Sept. 29
The ability to offer clinical trials provides an important competitive edge for FCS, particularly in markets where it competes with academic medical centers like Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Oracle Translational Research Center buttresses secondary data use
Pharma Times – Sept. 29
Among the development partners for Research Center, which Oracle says has been benchmarked on “millions” of patient records, were Merck, Roche, Erasmus University Medical Center, Inova Health System, Moffitt Cancer Center, and Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute.

Sports Calendar for 9/29
Cape Coral Daily Breeze – Sept. 29
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.

Moffitt Cancer Center FY11 income slips
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Sept. 28
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute  H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Latest from The Business Journals Moffitt taps H.D. Smith as pharmaceutical providerMoffitt, UCF sign agreement with GLGMoffitt Cancer Center signs development deal with Mirada Medical Follow this company posted $7.6 million income from operations for the fiscal year that ended June 30, down 32 percent from $11.1 million in operating income in the prior fiscal year.

4 Ways to Fix the Clinical Trial
Nature – Sept. 28
The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Flor­ida, for example, runs a Total Cancer Care programme that unites 18 hospitals, compil­ing medical history, tissue samples and genetic information about each patient’s tumour.

Singing Tree musical duo to perform Oct. 9 at Rollins Theater
The Tampa Tribune – Sept. 28
In 2005, Lloyd Goldstein volunteered at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, playing solo in public areas of the hospital.

Freshman alters Jesuit's plans
The Tampa Tribune - Sept. 28
The fund-raising event is held every year in honor of former AHN faculty member Mara Toole and members of the AHN and Jesuit communities who are affected by breast cancer. Proceeds benefit Moffitt Cancer Center.

Hillsborough legislative delegation unites on calling for more funding for Moffitt Cancer Center
Creative Loafing – Sept. 27
Hillsborough County area state legislators said on Tuesday that they are united in fighting for additional funding for Moffitt Cancer Center during the upcoming legislative session that begins in January in Tallahassee.

Two new restaurants to open in St. Pete Beach, Madeira Beach
St. Petersburg Times – Sept. 27
For a good cause: Moffitt Cancer Center and Columbia Restaurant Group will kick off "Dining for Life," a partnership to raise money and awareness for adolescent and young adult (AYA) osteosarcoma cancer. The "Dining for Life" campaign runs Saturday to Nov. 6 in all seven Columbia locations.

Sports Calendar for 9/27
Cape Coral Daily Breeze – Sept. 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.

Tampa mayor works to bring in high-paying jobs
WFLA-TV – Sept. 26
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn partners with Moffitt Cancer Center and USF to bring more high-tech and high-paying jobs to Tampa.

Mayor Buckhorn wants higher paying jobs in Bay area
Bay News 9 – Sept. 26
He met with leaders from the Moffitt Cancer Center and USF to discuss ways to do just that.

New Gilbert Banner facility joins effort in fighting cancer
Arizona Republic – Sept. 26
The center has a staff of 50 doctors and treats about 5500 cancer patients each year, making it the second-largest regional cancer provider in the region behind the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Brown said.

Jaguars Raise Money For Breast Cancer
The Tampa Tribune – Sept. 26
All proceeds, which will stem from admission fees, donations, merchandise and food sales, will benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center.

UF builds innovative complex for economic development
St. Petersburg Times – Sept. 26
And there's the Tampa Innovation Alliance, an effort of the University of South Florida, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, University Community Hospital (now Florida Hospital Tampa) and Busch Gardens to attract high-tech companies to the area.

Brown's Farm Festival ushers in autumn with 6 weeks of games, food and corn mazes
The Villages Daily Sun – Sept. 25
Brown said that several activities during the six-week period will serve as fundraisers for the Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages, Operation Shoebox and Toys for Tots, including a Charity Casino Night on Nov. 3. 

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