February 24, 2012

Moffitt, Shands Listed as Top Cancer Programs
The Ledger "Robin's Rx" blog - Feb. 24
Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville are two of 70 hospitals on the Becker's Hospital Review list of "70 Hospitals with Great Oncology Programs."

Executives have new roles as Moffitt revamps leadership
Tampa Bay Business Journal - Feb. 24
Dr. William Dalton, the longtime leader of Moffitt Cancer Center, is taking a career turn, following his passion for personalized medicine.

Amid gloomy outlook, All Children's, Moffitt take steps to boost bottom line
Tampa Bay Business Journal - Feb. 24
State budget tightening and a volatile investment market are pinching the bottom line at All Children's Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center, two of the largest hospitals in the Tampa Bay area.

FDA acts to bolster supply of critically needed cancer drugs
ABC Action News - Feb. 23
On a floor of Moffitt Cancer Center, he's getting round 10 of 12 chemotherapy treatments.

Entertainment is part of ‘Relay for Life'
Lehigh Acres Citizen - Feb. 23
Camp noted that the money stays in the southern Florida area with much of it going to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa on the campus of the University of South Florida.

Moffitt reorganization, new Dalton role up ante on business of fighting cancer war
Tampa Bay Times "Venture" blog - Feb. 23
New jobs and new leadership priorities announced by Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center suggest there's a refocusing under way at the center to throw more resources at the increasingly competitive business of "personalized" medicine that leverages the genetic make-up of individual patients in their treatment.

Moffitt chief to lead genetic research lab unit
The Tampa Tribune - Feb. 23
The man who served for the last decade as chief of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute is leaving his post to lead Moffitt's genetic research lab and its new Personalized Medicine Institute.

Moffitt Cancer Center names new CEO, leader for M2Gen
Tampa Bay Times - Feb. 23
As H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute's research subsidiary M2Gen continues to get its bearings, the board of directors hopes a leadership shuffle will help it achieve its goal of becoming a national leader in personalized cancer care.

UF President joins Sanford-Burnham board
Orlando Business Journal - Feb. 22
Check here to read about Sanford-Burnham's research partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center and Florida Hospital.

Dalton, List, Sellers take on new roles as Moffitt revamps leadership
Tampa Bay Business Journal "Tampa BizCurrents" blog - Feb. 22
Dr. William Dalton, the longtime leader of Moffitt Cancer Center, is taking a career turn, following his passion for personalized medicine.

NanoKnife zaps cancer cells with electricity, but has limitations
Scripps News - Feb. 22 (This same story published Feb. 9 in the Tampa Bay Times.)
Tampa General Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa have both had the system on loan for under a year and have each treated about 10 cancer patients who had small, difficult-to-reach tumors.

Moffitt to establish personalized medicine institute for cancer patients
Sarasota Herald-Tribune "Field Notes" blog - Feb. 22
Moffitt Cancer Center's Institute Board of Directors announced on Wednesday the creation of a Personalized Medicine Institute aimed at making a national impact in the war on cancer by delivering on the promise of personalized cancer care.

How one hospital is using personalized medicine and secondary data to improve cancer care
MedCity News - Feb. 21
Personalized medicine, in which drugs are prescribed based on what's been shown to work on patients with similar genetic profiles, holds the potential to change that, and move healthcare beyond reactive treatments, said Mark Hulse, chief information officer with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Oracle aids Moffitt Cancer Center's IT system for speeding patient recruitment
FierceBiotech IT - Feb. 21
Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, aims to slay this trials monster with its patented computer system that streamlines recruitment into cancer drug studies.

Health Behaviors Worse among Female Cancer Survivors
Medical News Today - Feb. 20
Women who survive cancer receiving mammography screening have "worse health behaviors", than those who had never had cancer and receiving mammography screening, according to a study by researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Moffitt's newly-patented system may mean better access to clinical trials for cancer patients
ABC Action News - Feb. 20
Bill Dalton is the CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center and M2Gen. "We're enrolling about 300 per week across 10 different states and to date we have a little over 85,000 patients enrolled, which makes it one of the largest databases of its kind in the world."

Female Cancer Survivors Report Worse Health Habits: Survey
HealthDay News - Feb. 20
Body-mass index (a measure of body fat based on a person's height and weight) did not differ between the two groups, but cancer survivors reported less weight gain than the noncancer group over the previous five years, according to study author Sarah Rausch, a clinical psychologist and director of integrative medicine at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and her colleagues.

Tobacco Smoke has the Power to Change
DailyRx - Feb. 20
A team from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida showed that nicotine and a product found in tobacco smoke known as nicotine-derived nitrosamine ketone increase levels of a molecule known as STAT3, which in turn increases levels of IKBKE.

A dangerous prescription
The Tampa Tribune (Opinion) - Feb. 18
The Moffitt Cancer Center is on campus, and the James A. Haley VA Medical Center and Florida Hospital Tampa are nearby.

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