February 17, 2012

Moffitt's M2Gen Launches Trial Cohort Selection Service Based on Patient Gene Expression Database
Genome Web (Blog) - Feb. 17
M2Gen, the for-profit subsidiary of Moffitt Cancer Center, has launched an analysis service that uses a database of clinical and molecular information from consenting patients to select participants for clinical trials.

Computerized System Matches Patient To Clinical Trial More Efficiently
Medical News Today - Feb. 17
The Moffitt Cancer Center has received a new patent for a computerized system that efficiently matches the right patient with the right clinical trial.

Oracle Applications Enable Personalized Cancer Treatment
InformationWeek - Feb. 17
Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., has seen the first fruits of its partnership with Oracle, which helped Moffitt develop its Health and Research Informatics (HRI) platform.

Double Down
Gulf Coast Business Review - Feb. 16
Dr. Eduardo Sotomayor, the Susan and John Sykes Endowed Chair for Hematologic Malignancies at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, says the timing is promising for BioVest's quest for approval. 

Hernando County health and support listings for Feb. 16
Tampa Bay Times - Feb. 16
The topic will be "Managing the Emotions Associated with Living with Cancer," presented by Linda Cook-Gannon, a social worker at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. 

Moffitt Center system matches trial drugs to tumour profiles
Pharma Times - Feb. 16
Patent Number US 8,095,389 B2 was issued to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida for "Computer Systems and Methods for Selecting Patients for Clinical Trials." 

Scott's Tax plan passes House, 92-22
Tampa Bay Times "The Buzz" blog- Feb. 16
The bill also shifts more money from the state's cigarette tax to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in Orlando. 

Levine to speak at hematology conference
Florida Today - Feb. 15
Dr. Richard Levine, board-certified medical oncologist at Space Coast Cancer Center, was selected for the third consecutive year to provide a case presentation on lymphoma at the eighth Annual Malignant Hematology Conference hosted by Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Fifth-Annual Spring Swing-Moffitt's Sun Safety Tour Comes to Fort Myers
Naples News - Feb. 15
On March 24, the Tampa Bay Rays and Moffitt Cancer Center are coming to Fort Myers at Hammond Stadium for the fifth-annual Spring Swing-Moffitt's Sun Safety Tour®. 

High-Risk Myeloma Patients with Trisomies May Not Be High Risk After All
The Myeloma Beacon - Feb. 15
Dr. Ken Shain of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, who was not involved in the study, agreed that these findings may further aid physicians in selecting appropriate treatment regimens for their patients based on their disease risks. 

I didn't have to fight, plead or lobby for care
Health News Florida "Consumer Corner" blog - Feb. 15
I got out of one hospital, went to the doctor they told me follow up with, and he had me call Moffitt Cancer center.

Sun Safety tour offers free skin cancer screenings
TC Palm - Feb. 15
The Spring Swing-Moffitt's Sun Safety Tour® kicks off March 2 around Florida, with a local screening March 11.

Companies, special interests poured $127 million into lobbying legislators in 2011
Sun-Sentinel "Florida Politics" blog - Feb. 15
Keep reading for the Top-100 legislative lobbyist spenders:
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Inc     $229,994.50 

St. Thomas Aquinas Medical Clinic receives grant
Around Osceola - Feb. 15
We referred her to Moffitt Cancer Center to an oncologist who is taking care of her."

Tech Strategies for Service Lines
HealthLeaders Media - Feb. 15
The Moffitt Cancer Center is using CT scans to detect lung cancer tumors after recent studies showed that they are more effective than standard x-rays.

Cancer Trial Bottlenecks Alleviated by New System
The Oncology Pharmacist - Feb. 15
According to the Moffitt Cancer Center, the system will accelerate clinical trials and help reduce the time required for critical new drugs to reach the market.

Rays execs see strong 2012 season sparked by work on and off field
Tampa Bay Times - Feb. 15
And Evan Longoria is working with Moffitt Cancer Center.

Moffitt gets patent to speed up cancer trials
Tampa Bay Business Journal - Feb. 14
A patent was issued to Moffitt Cancer Center for a computerized system that efficiently selects the right patient for the right clinical trial.

Boca Chamber touts World's Richest Tarpon Tourney program
Boca Grande Talk - Feb. 13
This will be a multi-day event with the World's Richest Tarpon Tournament held May 17-18, the Gasparilla Island Kids Classic with hosts Gasparilla Outfitters taking place Saturday May 19 with proceeds benefitting Moffitt Cancer Research Center and the Boca Grande Chamber's 22nd Annual Ladies Day Tournament taking place Sunday, May 20. 

Cost and the Impact on Care Coordination
HealthLeaders Media - Feb. 13
"A top driver of unnecessary cost in healthcare is a duplication of tests," says Jack Kolosky, executive vice president and chief operating officer of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, FL.

Tampa area event listings, Feb. 12-18 and ongoing
Tampa Bay Times - Feb. 12
Summer research program accepting applications: Moffitt Cancer Center is accepting applications for SPARK, Summer Program for the Advancement of Research Knowledge.


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