April 27, 2012

5 Things to Know in Gulfport: Oral Cancer Screening, So Studio Tour, 'Breaking Legs'
Gulfport Patch - April 27
Free Cancer Screenings: The City of Gulfport, in conjunction with the Oral Cancer Foundation, Moffitt Cancer Center and Walgreens, will be hosting a free Oral Cancer and PSA Screening on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Walgreen's parking lot on the corner of 58th St. S. and Gulfport Blvd. S. in Gulfport.

Tampa area event listings, April 27-May 3
Tampa Bay Times - April 27
Caregiver program: A free day of education and support for cancer caregivers, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building at Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive. Spanish sessions available. Call (813) 745-8407.

Amy Scherzer's Diary: Magnolia Ball raises $3 million for Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa Bay Times - April 27
Raising $3 million for Moffitt Cancer Center was no Cheap Trick.

YouTube video helps woman with aggressive breast cancer get experimental drug
Bay News 9 - April 27
"It's generally not done with a patient initiative, it's generally through a physician," said Dr. Michael Hayes, PharmD at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Cancer Worry Linked to Continued Symptom Burden
MDNews.com - April 27
Kristin M. Phillips, Ph.D., from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and colleagues analyzed responses from 202 stage 0 to II breast cancer patients regarding risk perception and cancer worry using the modified Lerman's Cancer Worry Scale.

Local mom dying of breast cancer gets investigational drug and first dose of Pertuzumab
ABC Action News - April 27
Darlene Gant arrived at Moffitt Cancer Center with hope in her heart.

After YouTube Plea, Dying Mom Clears Hurdles to Start Trial Drug
ABC News Radio - April 27
Gant had won over the FDA and Genentech -- but still faced obstacles involving the Moffitt Cancer Center's Institutional Review Board.

After YouTube Plea, Dying Mom Clears Hurdles to Start Trial Drug Pertuzumab Friday
ABC News - April 26
Gant had won over the Food and Drug Administration and Genentech -- but still faced obstacles involving the Moffitt Cancer Center's Institutional Review Board.

Healthy Behaviors Extend Life After Cancer, Experts Say
HealthDay News - April 26
People diagnosed with cancer are at a significantly higher risk of developing other cancers, and may be at higher risk of developing other chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis, said Nagi Kumar, director of cancer chemoprevention at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

3 IT Tools Helping Patients Find Clinical Trials
InformationWeek Healthcare - April 26
At Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, the recently launched Health and Research Informatics platform, based on Oracle data warehouse and analytics software, is part of Moffitt's Total Cancer Care program, a longitudinal study that involves 17 community hospitals in 10 states.

79-year old cancer survivor to participate in Tampa Bay's Swim Across America
Bay News 9 - April 25
The Tampa Bay event will donate all money raised to the Moffitt Cancer Center and their Metastatic Melanoma Research conducted by Dr. Shari Pilon-Thomas.

KeriCure among presenters at Florida Venture Forum
Tampa Bay Business Journal - April 25
Tampa Medical Innovations in Bonita Springs has licensed a unique technology from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center that eliminates the most common cross contamination hazard in the practice of IV therapy.

Miles for Moffitt
WUSF TV - April 25
Runners, walkers and wheelchair racers will turn out in force, with all money raised going directly to research efforts at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Plant City's relay supported by hard work, tradition
The Tampa Tribune - April 25
She works as a nurse in the bone marrow transplant unit at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Non-profits wage war against cancer
The Longboat Observer - April 25
Net proceeds from this year's event, which will honor coaching greats Lou Holtz, Jay Wright and Gary Williams, specifically will benefit pediatric cancer research initiatives at All Children's Hospital, the Moffitt Cancer Center and Shands Cancer Center in Gainesville through The V Foundation.

Space-station rendezvous set to spur research push
Nature - April 25
"We know that funding for the ISS can't go on in perpetuity," says Yeatman, a surgical oncologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

"Swim Across America" to fight Cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa
WTSP TV - April 24
On May 5, 2012, Pier 60 in Clearwater will host hundreds of swimmers as they take part in "Swim Across America Tampa Bay" to raise money for cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center.

The Worry For Many Breast Cancer Survivors Of Cancer Returning
Medical News Today - April 23
"Cancer worry" is the fear that cancer will return, said researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center who studied cancer worry among breast cancer survivors and published their findings in Psycho-Oncology.

Cancer Patient Makes Emotional Video Critical Of FDA Approval Process

Lex18.com (Lexington, KY) - April 23
Last September, Grant asked her doctor at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to write a letter to Genentech, a Roche subsidiary, to request that the company release the drug for "compassionate use," but got no response.

UPF clothing blocks the sun's rays; but affordable sunscreen helps, too
Tampa Bay Times - April 23
''In this day and age you can find very good sun protection that's very affordable,'' said Dr. Mary Lien, faculty dermatologist in the division of cutaneous oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Illness takes its toll on caregivers
The Tampa Tribune - April 23
Short-term needs came first such as surviving chemotherapy, a stem-cell transplant and the repeated stays at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Dying mom's plea for investigational drug is heard. Friends and ABC Action News help make it happen
ABC Action News - April 21
In a last effort to fight for life, Darlene asked her doctor at Moffitt Cancer Center if she, the doctor, would write a letter to Genentech - a company with an investigational drug that showed promise in treating Darlene's HER2 positive breast cancer.

Villagers enjoy wine walk at Lake Sumter Landing
The Villages Daily Sun - April 21
Still basking in knowing they just became Villagers, the couple joined friends from their Olmstead, Ohio, hometown later in the evening for some fun during the wine walk fundraiser at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square for Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages.

YouTube campaign gets bay area breast cancer patient access to investigational drug
Tampa Bay Times - April 21
Diagnosed six years ago, she is a patient at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Industry-Sponsored Studies More Likely To Generate Positive Results
Pharmacy Practice News - April 2012
Using three metrics to assess treatment success in clinical trials, Dr. Djulbegovic, of the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine and Health Outcomes Research, University of South Florida and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, and his colleagues found that new treatments are favored over standard treatments in industry-sponsored trials in comparison with trials funded by the public agency by each metric used.

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