September 9, 2011

New high-tech CT scan may help in lung cancer fight

The Seattle Times – Sept. 8 (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.

Sports Calendar for 9/8
Cape Coral Daily Breeze – Sept. 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. Info: Cape Coral Hooters (239) 945-4700.

Promise Hospital earns license, receives first patient
The Villages Daily Sun – Sept. 8
The new hospital complements the continuing health care growth in The Villages, Hahnfeldt said, such as the development of the Freedom Pointe continuing care retirement community and even new facilities under construction such as Club Health & Rehabilitation Center at The Villages, the 60-bed short-term skilled nursing rehabilitation center that Tampa-based Greystone Healthcare Management is building adjacent to Mulberry; and Sumter Place in The Villages, a 104-unit assisted living facility that Indian Shores-based KR Management LLC is building on County Road 466A south of the Village of Duval; and the pending opening of Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages on The Villages Hospital main campus.

USF Pres highlights partnerships in fall address, touches on USF Poly split
St. Petersburg Times “Gradebook” blog – Sept. 7
Then INTO-USF, a new private-public partnership that helps international students earn a degree in the U.S.; The Tampa Innovation Alliance, a partnership between USF, Busch Gardens, Moffitt Cancer Center and University Community Hospital that aims to boost economic development in the area around the university; And a new USF Health project with The Villages, south of Ocala, that will study retirement and illnesses in older adults.

A community garden grows in Tampa Heights
The Tampa Tribune – Sept. 7
Children played with jump ropes, hula hoops and Frisbees provided by the Moffitt Healthy KIDZ Program.

Richard "Dick" Beard, of Tampa, named chair of BOG's facilities committee
St. Petersburg Times “Gradebook” blog – Sept. 6
He has also served on the board of directors for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Florida Health Science Center at Tampa General Hospital.

Sports Calendar for Sept. 6
Lehigh Acres Citizen – Sept. 6
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.

School staffs get training in dispensing medicine
The Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal – Sept. 6
Author Philip Johnson is pharmacy advocacy director at the Moffitt Cancer Center at the University of South Florida.

Innovations at Specialty Hospitals in Florida
Florida Trend – Sept. 6
In a partnership with Scripps Florida, researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa are working on developing designer lymph nodes that can be created at will anywhere in the body to help provide a tailored immune response to fight cancer.

Members of Village Cheerleaders celebrate anniversary, say they enjoy giving their support at various events, fundraisers
The Villages Daily Sun – Sept. 4
In April, the group donated $10000 to the Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages.

Pasco’s EDC has grown over its 25 years, but looks ahead
St. Petersburg Times – Sept. 4
An attempt to lure an expanded H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center from Hillsborough headquarters failed, with officials speculating that the inquiry was an attempt to squeeze more perks out of Hillsborough.

Subcutaneous Velcade: Information For Multiple Myeloma Patients
The Myeloma Beacon (Blog) – Sept. 3
Dr. Ken Shain from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, also told The Myeloma Beacon, “I have incorporated subcutaneous Velcade into about 8 percent to 10 percent of my relapsed and refractory patients.”

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