December 21, 2012

Up Close, December 2012: New Cancer Treatments
WEDU “Up Close” – Dec. 20

We’ll hear from doctors from Florida Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center and from a breast cancer survivor.

Florida Blue, Moffitt Cancer Center Form Cancer-Specific ACO
Becker’s Hospital Review – Dec. 20

Florida Blue and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., have partnered to form an accountable care organization that will focus specifically on cancer patients, starting in 2013.

Patient #1: Medically Speaking
Philly.com – Dec. 20

After several visits and conversations with the best cancer centers in the country, we ultimately found a trial at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, and Dr. Jeffrey Weber, described by multiple medical professionals as “more knowledgeable about melanoma than just about anyone on the planet”.

Moffitt, Florida Blue create accountable care program
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Dec. 19

Moffitt Cancer Center and Florida Blue reached an agreement creating an accountable care program specifically for cancer treatment, starting next year.

Lutz man sauces up his life
The Tampa Tribune – Dec. 18
His long-term goal is to make his sauce successful enough to give a portion of the profits back to the community, possibly Moffitt Cancer Center, where he worked for a decade as a medical audiovisual photographer.

More hospitals require employees to get flu shots
The Tampa Tribune – Dec. 18

Vaccination stations at the elevators and parking garage were less-than-subtle reminders to workers coming and going from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center campus that it was time to get ready for flu season.

Patient #1
Philly.com – Dec. 18
After being released from the hospital, we set out to find the best course of treatment (one you will read about in the coming posts) ultimately settling on Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL and a clinical trial which combines a new FDA-approved drug (Yervoy) with an existing experimental treatment involving my own t-cells. 

Doggie doctors 'Making a Difference' at Moffitt
10 News – Dec. 17

Every week, Blake, Huey, and their gal pal Chicklet visit patients at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Visit with USF head coach Taggart starts up Kinnan rumor
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Dec. 17
A routine check-up last week at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa provided fuel to the rumor that Manatee High head football coach Joe Kinnan would be joining Willie Taggart’s South Florida staff as his offensive coordinator.

Torrey Pines wants another $3 million from state to expand research, share resources
TCPalm – Dec. 17

Torrey Pines has working agreements with more than 20 other institutions, such as the University of Florida and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, that use the compounds in their studies.

MINIMALLY INVASIVE BACK SURGERY IS NOW HERE
Senior Voice America – Dec. 17

Director of Nutrition, Kathy Allen, Moffitt Cancer Center, will educate us on how to eat right during the holidays and stay healthy.

Hernando County business digest
Tampa Bay Times – Dec. 15

He gained expertise in advance epilepsy, stroke and neurocritical care at both Tampa General Hospital and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

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