March 16, 2012

Hahnfeldt leaves lasting legacy as VHA president
The Villages Daily Sun - March 16
Other times, residents would find Hahnfeldt participating in major economic development celebrations such as the groundbreaking at Club Health & Rehabilitation Center at The Villages, a short-term nursing rehab facility under construction near Mulberry Grove Plaza Shopping Center, and the ribbon-cutting and opening of Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages, the recently opened branch of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa.

Rays notes: Davis tries to put it together
The Tampa Tribune - March 16
The yellow "Fortune Favors the Bald" T-shirts worn by the players will go on sale this month at the Rays dugouts stores at Tropicana Field, Charlotte Sports Park and downtown Tampa, and at the Moffitt Cancer Center, All Children's Hospital and through the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Rays lose locks to fight cancer
Bradenton Herald - March 16
Sternberg also donated $25,000 to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer and Research Institute, where he serves on the board of advisers.

5 Things: Olivia Newton-John in Sarasota Monday
Sarasota Patch - March 16
Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation will host the 13th Annual Sarasota Women's Cancer Awareness Luncheon at noon March 19 at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

Health headlines: Men's health forum coming to USF
Bay News 9 - March 16
Moffitt Cancer Center is holding its Annual Men's Health Forum held at the University of South Florida on Saturday.

Boca Grande Relay for Life, 2012 Part III: It won't always be all right, but you'll get through
Boca Beacon - March 16
He went to Moffitt for surgery, but even before the operation the doctors knew they wouldn't be able to get to the entire tumor.

Dual therapy can produce potent response in soft-tissue sarcoma
Oncology Nurse Advisor - March 15
Sarcomas are relatively rare forms of cancer, with about 10,000 new cases diagnosed in the United States each year, noted study coauthor Dmitry Gabrilovich, MD, PhD, senior member of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.

VHA members reflect on two decades of history in The Villages
The Villages Daily Sun - March 15
The new slate of officers will play a key role in advocating the interests of the community's residents on projects such as the association's role in development of the new Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages, Hahnfeldt told the audience.

Study shows developing a gene therapy for cancer will be harder than scientists thought
Tampa Bay Times - March 15
"We anticipated this,'' said Dr. Robert Gatenby, chairman of the department of radiology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Rays Manager and players will shave their heads to pay tribute to children battling cancer
ABC Action News - March 14
"As an organization, we are proud to support organizations and institutions like the Pediatric Cancer Foundation (PCF) and the Moffitt Cancer Center."

Guest column: Recovery after My Bone Marrow Transplant
Naples Daily News - March 14
This is to let your readers know how I am doing after my third relapse of leukemia, which required a bone-marrow transplant last summer at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Moffitt, Publix Collaborate On Pharmacy, Tampa
83 Degrees - March 13
A Publix Supermarket pharmacy is making its way to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Moffitt Patent to Speed Clinical Drug Trials, Tampa
83 Degrees - March 13
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center has received a patent for a computerized system that matches the right patient for the right treatment trial using patient-donated tissue or tumor samples.

50 Miles for Mom
Tampa Bay Times - March 13
Rafael Martin, a 42-year-old Tampa man, ran 50 miles to honor his mother and raise cancer awareness.

HEALTH BRIEFS: 'Monday Makeovers' offered for cancer patients in Bradenton
Bradenton Herald - March 13
Hosted by the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, the forum will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 17 at the USF Marshall Center, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa.

USF Health + Florida Hospital = 2 Providers, 3 Counties, 4 Specialties
WUSF 89.7 News - March 12
"When I first got here, it was who owns Moffitt and who owns Tampa General and who owns Florida Hospital," Klasko said, citing providers USF Health works closely with.

High hopes for next Florida House speaker
Tampa Bay Business Journal (Blog) - March 12
Weatherford is credited with getting a cigarette tax to help expand the Moffitt Cancer Center and wrestling $6 million back for the University of South Florida's pharmacy school that had been stripped by Sen. JD Alexander, the chairman of the Senate budget committee.

Man runs 50 miles to fight cancer
Bay News 9 - March 12
This monumental run is all about raising money for the Moffitt Cancer Center.

USF Health, Florida Hospital partner on four medical specialties
Tampa Bay Business Journal - March 12
USF Health will continue longstanding partnerships with Tampa General Hospital and looks forward to making them even better, while also exploring additional partnerships with other institutions, said Anne DeLotto Baier, USF Health spokeswoman.

Runner plans 50-mile trek
Fox 13 Tampa Bay - March 12
Beginning from H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Martin will go to Highlander Park in Dunedin and back -- a total of 50-miles.

Surgical Oncologists Least Likely to Discuss Fertility Options with Patients
HealthLeaders Media - March 12
"It's kind of medical paternalism," says Gwendolyn Quinn, senior author of the study published in the current issue of Practical Radiation Oncology, a journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), and colleagues at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Monday, March 12
ABC Action News - March 12
A Hillsborough County teacher will run for 50 miles on Monday to raise money for the Moffitt Cancer Center.

'The health-care solution county'
The Tampa Tribune (Editorial) - March 12
He says, "We have the state-designated cancer center at Moffitt Cancer Center; the state-designated Alzheimer's center at the Byrd Institute; the largest diabetes research center in the country; and with this we will have the largest heart research center devoted to personalized medicine - all on the USF campus."

Discussions Of Infertility Risks Between Radiation Oncologists And Young Cancer Patients
Medical News Today - March 12
"These findings are important particularly for radiation oncologists, who may have a unique role in communicating fertility preservation options to their patients since their patients have daily interaction with staff and weekly treatment exams with the radiation oncology physician and nurse," Gwendolyn P. Quinn, PhD, senior author of the study and an associate member and director of the Survey Methods Core Facility at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., said.

Will Weatherford, first Tampa Bay speaker in a decade, ready to take reins of Florida House
Tampa Bay Times "The Buzz" blog - March 11
There was the cigarette tax revenue lawmakers approved for the expansion of Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center.

Miles for Moffitt training clinic
WTSP 10 News - March 11
The 2012 PNC Bank Miles for Moffitt event is set for May 12. If you need a little help getting ready to pound the pavement, an 8-week training clinic is being offered.

Putting the Fun in Fundraising
Old Northeast-Downtown St. Pete Patch - March 11
Instead of a national charity benefitting from the event, the money stayed local and ended up at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Winners and losers: Some bills that passed, failed in the 2012 legislative session
Tampa Bay Times - March 11
MOFFITT CANCER CENTER (PASSED): Increases cigarette tax distribution to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center by $5 million annually, effective July 1, 2013, and continues the distribution through 2033. (HB 7087)

Fertility Talk Varies by Oncology Specialty
Med Page Today - March 10
"Specialty appears to be an important factor in self-reported conveyance of the impact of cancer treatments of future fertility, but not self-reported referral practice behaviors," Gwendolyn P. Quinn, PhD, of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and coauthors wrote.

Screenings available at Men's Health Forum
The Tampa Tribune - March 10
Sponsors, including the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, offer freebies such as breakfast and lunch to attract participants.

Sunshine State collaboration
Drug Discovery News - March 10
With the benefit of longstanding relationships serving as a foundation, the
Moffitt Cancer Center, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and Florida Hospital have formed a partnership to invest in personalized cancer treatments.

The Top Myeloma Research Of 2011
The Myeloma Beacon - March 9
"Although I will not change today how I treat smoldering multiple myeloma patients based on these studies," said Dr. Ken Shain from the Moffitt Cancer Center, "these data strongly suggest we should consider a paradigm shift in how we manage higher risk smoldering multiple myeloma patients."

Running 50 miles for Moffitt
WTSP 10 News - March 9
So Monday's run raises money for Moffitt Cancer Center.

Rays: Joe Maddon's new hairdo is actually a hair-don't
The Baltimore Sun - March 9
The Rays support a number of institutions and foundations that aid in that cause, including the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Moffitt, back in Tallahassee, gets money for his cancer center
Tampa Bay Times "The Buzz" blog - March 9
H. Lee Moffitt was happy Friday shortly after the House passed a corporate income tax that included tax revenue for the namesake cancer center.



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