June 8, 2012

Backpacks with outdoor toys encourage kids to stay active this summer
Tampa Bay Times - June 8
But Noah Bryant, a first-grader at Richardson Montessori Academy, has been learning about healthy eating through the Moffitt Healthy Kidz Program and it has changed how his parents look at mealtimes.

Cleveland Clinic, 5 other institutions create MDS Clinical Research Consortium
Cleveland.com - June 8
The other participating institutions are Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston; H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla.; Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York; and the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. 

Bradenton family wins Mercedes from Vitale's Gala raffle
Bradenton Herald - June 7
The $2.1 million will be distributed to pediatric cancer research with some of it going to the Moffitt Cancer Center, Shands Hospital at the University of Florida and All Children's Hospital. 

Arnie's Rebounding World: The Roller Coaster Ride
The Myeloma Beacon (Blog) - June 6
My doctors at Moffitt Cancer Center were pessimistic and at one point recommended I stop treatment and just enjoy what time I had left.

Neighbors: George Noble
The Longboat Observer - June 6
And it will allow him to spend more time with his family: daughter, Dr. Sarah Hoffe, medical director of Moffitt Cancer Center; daughter, Susan Adams, a stay-at-home mom; and son, Geoffrey Davis, assistant director, Major Crime Bureau, New Jersey State Police; and with their six grandchildren. 

Surgeon: Left without a face, victims all say 'I've become a monster'
SunSentinel - June 6
"It may seem horrific - the thought of cannibalism is - but he may have experienced things he perceives as worse betrayals," said Gwendolyn Quinn, a health psychologist who studies how doctors deliver bad news to terminal patients at Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center.

Free backpacks will help keep kids fit over summer
The Tampa Tribune - June 5
But loosening the reins too much can create unhealthy habits and put children at higher risk for unnecessary weight gain, said Nikki Ross-Inda, organizer of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center's Healthy KIDZ program. 

Moffitt Healthy KIDZ Program
Studio 10 - June 4
The Moffitt Healthy KIDZ Program is providing 1,000 free sports backpacks to local children to foster a healthy lifestyle and help combat the disease. 

Moffitt Healthy KIDZ Program
10 News - June 4
The Moffitt Healthy KIDZ Program is providing 1,000 free sports backpacks to local children to foster a healthy lifestyle and help combat the disease. 

Fox 13 - June 4
We're talking about Moffitt Cancer Center. 

One-Two Melanoma Knockout Punch
dailyRx - June 3
Researchers from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual conference and demonstrated that combining dabrafenib treatment with the skin cancer drug.... 

11-year-old's donation inspires Moffitt fundraising volunteers
The Villages Daily Sun - June 3
In the wake of her epiphany, DeMicco learned from Grandmother Rita Policella, who had spent about five weeks last fall caring for Potenzo at her Briar Meadow home, about the memorial bricks being sold to benefit the equipment fundraising drive at Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages. 

ASCO 2012 Multiple Myeloma Update - Day Three: New Myeloma Treatments
The Myeloma Beacon - June 3
One of the morning presentations was given by Dr. Melissa Alsina from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.  Dr. Alsina presented a Phase 2 study of panobinostat in combination with Velcade (bortezomib) and dexamethasone (Decadron). 

Moffitt Healthy KIDZ Program addresses issue of childhood obesity
ABC Action News - June 3
Moffitt Healthy KIDZ Program Mission Statement: "Address childhood obesity by creating a healthy, fun environment for children that keeps them moving in and outside the home" - Nikki Ross Inda, Program Organizer/Health Educator. 

Websites help patients find physicians, schedule appointments
The Tampa Tribune - June 2
And the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center's Center for Women's Oncology is testing online scheduling for women recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

5 Women Who Beat Skin Cancer
Family Circle - June 2012
Sondak, an M.D., is chair of the department of cutaneous oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Moffitt Cancer Center Appoints Physicians to Leadership Team
South Florida Hospital News - June 2012
Moffitt Cancer Center has announced that G. Douglas Letson, M.D., has been appointed the new executive vice president for Clinical Affairs and physician-in-chief, and Johnathan Lancaster, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed the new president of the Moffitt Medical Group.


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