April 13, 2012

North Tampa events: art class, bone health talk, caregiver support seminar
Tampa Bay Times - April 13
Caregiver support: An education and support seminar for people caring for cancer patients is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28 at the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building at Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive.

Song of Hope
Tampa Bay Medical News - April 12
Olivia Newton-John helps Moffitt raise $100,000+ for cancer research at 13th annual Sarasota Women's Cancer Awareness Luncheon.

Come Together, Right Now: The Desperate Need for Integration in Biomedicine
The Atlantic - April 12
"We have too many dots in biological science that don't get connected," said Jacob Scott, a 34 year-old physician and PhD candidate at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida.

A Taste of Pinellas
Studio 10 - April 12
Childhood cancer program is one of the largest in the Southeast and the only pediatric affiliate of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Florida's only NIH Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Caregivers tread an exhausting, lonely path; Moffitt offers support April 28
Tampa Bay Times - April 12
We were at Moffitt (Cancer Center) almost every day or every other day," she said.

Ipilimumab Shows Activity in Metastatic Melanoma Patients With Brain Metastases
Cancer Network (Registration Required) - April 11
They are treated with ipilimumab after radiation and or surgery for their central nervous system disease," explained Jeffrey Weber, MD, PhD, an experienced ipilimumab researcher at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Annual plant fest is this weekend
The Tampa Tribune - April 11
The Moffitt Cancer Center will have free community tours Tuesday during National Minority Cancer Awareness Week.

Prep baseball: Longtime Little League coach Hasse to throw out ceremonial first pitch
Petoskey News-Review - April 10
Hasse, 74, was diagnosed with leukemia last year and later diverticulosis and has been in and out of Mayo Clinics in Minnesota and Florida, the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida and other Hospice Centers before making his way back home in Petoskey, where the former Consumer Assistant Manager at Wickes Lumber in Petoskey and then Gaylord still receives treatment on a biweekly basis.

Fashion Show at Caliente Supports Breast Cancer Research, Services
Land O' Lakes Patch - April 10
Proceeds from the event will benefit The Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, and will be used for breast cancer services and research.

Tampa starts work on master plan to guide downtown growth
Tampa Bay Times - April 10
Looking at mass transit is necessary, Buckhorn said, because smart young professionals who move to Tampa likely will work at the University of South Florida or the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, but they'll want to live downtown.

Three months after last breast cancer surgery, Linda Hurtado wonders how to remain a survivor
ABC Action News - April 10
Another thing I did was to enroll in a clinical trial at Moffitt Cancer Center, where I learned stress-relieving methods like yoga and meditation.

Perceived stigma drives depression in lung cancer
Oncology Nurse Advisor - April 9
Many patients-even those who have never smoked-blame themselves or feel others are blaming them for contracting the illness, according to Paul B. Jacobsen, PhD, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.

Fed drops former student's lawsuit against USF
The Oracle - April 9
"He interviewed the parties involved; he reviewed the research and in fact even asked a researcher at Moffitt Cancer Center to review the findings.

BMI not a prognostic factor in outcomes for esophageal cancer
Cancer Treatment (Blog) - April 8
These findings, by researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, are contrary to previous studies that have made associations between higher BMI and worse outcomes in patients suffering from gastrointestinal malignancies.

Colon cancer didn't keep Tampa woman from Ironman
The Tampa Tribune - April 7
Every cancer patient faces disease differently, says Sophie Dessureault, a Moffitt Cancer Center oncologist who did not treat Webb.

Parrish a host site for cancer study
Florida Today - April 7
The cancer program at Parrish Medical Center, which treats about 400 new cancer patients a year, is affiliated with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa.

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