March 12, 2012

5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Friday, March 2
ABC Action News - March 2
Moffitt Cancer Center kicks off their 5th annual Sun Safety Tour before today's game.

Moffitt to Add Publix Pharmacy
The Ledger - March 1
Patients and families at Moffitt Cancer Center will soon have their own Publix Pharmacy at the center's Tampa location.

Publix to open pharmacy in Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa Bay Times - March 1
Publix has signed a deal to take over the retail pharmacy at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer in Tampa on July 2, marking the first time the Lakeland grocer has opened a pharmacy not connected to one of its 1,016 supermarkets.

Business Briefs for March 1
The Tampa Tribune - March 1
Publix Super Markets is taking over the retail pharmacy operations at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Advancements in Head and Neck Cancer: Better Treatment Options Offer More Promise
ONS Connect - March 2012
Barbara Wampler, RN, BSN, OCN®, clinic nurse in the Head and Neck Clinic at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, remembers that in the early years, "we resected just about everyone."

Short Reads
Genome Web - March 2012
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Moffitt Cancer Center, and Florida Hospital plan to use molecular and genomic tools to develop new treatments for cancer and metabolic diseases through the Personalized Medicine Partnership of Florida.

Publix plans retail pharmacy at Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa Bay Business Journal - Feb. 29
A full-service retail pharmacy operated by Publix Super Markets Inc. will open at Moffitt Cancer Center on July 2.

Moffitt teams with Publix to expand pharmacy services
Bay News 9 - Feb. 29
A big partnership is coming to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Publix Pharmacy Coming to Moffitt
TempleTerracePatch.com - Feb. 29
Moffitt Cancer Center patients, employees and visitors won't have to travel far to get the prescriptions they need thanks to a recently announced partnership between the hospital and Publix Super Markets.

Publix to open pharmacy at Moffitt Cancer Center
Drug Store News - Feb. 29
Publix will open an expanded access, full-service retail pharmacy at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., on July 2.

Publix to open pharmacy at cancer center
Chain Drug Review - Feb. 29
Publix Super Markets Inc. plans to provide a full-service retail pharmacy at a cancer treatment facility in Tampa, Fla.

Runners' climbs largely self-supported
The Tampa Tribune - Feb. 29
With her master's degree in public health, she works three different part-time jobs -- with the county health department, Moffitt Cancer Center and teaching wellness classes.

SoundBytes: LMFAO, Washed Out, Dan Aykroyd and more
tbt* - Feb. 29
Singer Olivia Newton-Johnwill join Moffitt Cancer Center's physician-scientists for the 13th annual Sarasota Women's Cancer Awareness Luncheon at noon March 19 at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota.

Vitamin Primer, From A to K
Sarasota Patch - Feb. 29
According to Kathryn Allen, Director of Nutrition Therapy at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, it's a question of balance.

Runners' climbs largely self-supported
The Tampa Tribune - Feb. 29
With her master's degree in public health, she works three different part-time jobs -- with the county health department, Moffitt Cancer Center and teaching wellness classes.

Wine tasting benefits research
The Tampa Tribune - Feb. 29
Tickets are $100 each, with the money benefitting the Adolescent Young Adult initiative for sarcoma research at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

New mammogram delivers HALF radiation
10 News - Feb. 29
Moffitt Cancer Center doctors say this is the only machine in the entire Southeastern United States to deliver a high resolution, crystal clear digital image with low dose radiation.

Congregation rallies to help members with cancer
The Tampa Tribune - Feb. 29
Amid it all, one of their ministers wages his life-and-death battle from a Moffitt Cancer Center hospital bed.

Gulfport Elementary joins teacher in battle against cancer
Tampa Bay Times - Feb. 29
Her oncologist set up appointments at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy.

Large Study of Female Cancer Survivors Highlights Poor Health Behaviors
Cancer Network - Feb. 28
Following a large survey of more than 22,000 US women, researchers from H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, Florida, have concluded that a significant proportion of female cancer survivors have poor health behaviors, compared with women who have not had cancer.

Health Reform by the Numbers
strategy+business - Feb. 28
The Tampa, Fla.-based H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, one of the leading cancer centers in the United States, used sophisticated computer modeling to reconfigure its surgical block schedule, freeing up capacity for 900 additional cancer procedures a year without adding operating rooms or hours.

Widening Fletcher Avenue would ease traffic, aid safety
The USF Oracle (Opinion) - Feb. 27
Adding lanes could ensure emergency vehicles access to Florida Hospital, the Pepin Heart Institute, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa Shriners Hospital and the many care facilities in USF Health quickly and safely.

Cancer awareness luncheon to benefit women's cancer research
Sarasota Herald-Tribune "Field Notes" blog - Feb. 27
The Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation will host the 13th Annual Sarasota Women's Cancer Awareness Luncheon at noon March 19 at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

Fletcher Avenue Widening Unlikely
New Tampa Patch - Feb. 27
This is despite a $2 million traffic study that shows the road that connects the interstates and provides access to Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida is severely overworked.

Insurers Open Stores To Peddle Health Plans
Kaiser Health News - Feb. 27
She referred Austin to nearby Moffitt Cancer Center for subsequent chemotherapy treatments and explained how to address the problem with the oncologist's billing department, which had misread her policy.

Therapeutic Vaccine Combined With Revlimid Achieves Response In High-Risk MDS Patients (ASH 2011)
The MDS Beacon - Feb. 27
In the current study, researchers from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, investigated the use of a therapeutic vaccine known as a cellular vaccine, in combination with Revlimid (lenalidomide), to treat high-risk MDS patients.

Widening of Fletcher Avenue isn't likely any time soon
Bay News 9 - Feb. 27
About 40,000 vehicles travel each day on crowded Fletcher, which connects I-75 and I-275 and takes commuters to and from the University of South Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center and Florida Hospital.

Fletcher Avenue Gridlock Likely to Continue
Temple Terrace Patch - Feb. 27
This is despite a $2 million traffic study that shows the road that connects the interstates and provides access to Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida is severely overworked.

Moffitt, Rays promote cancer screening
The Tampa Tribune - Feb. 26
Moffitt Cancer Center will be promoting sun safety with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Financial Lifeline for Biotech Companies in Florida
Florida Trend - Feb. 27
Top Florida Recipients of NIH Funding (2011)
4. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa  41,810,382

High cost, obscure government rule dooms widening of crowded Fletcher Avenue
Tampa Bay Times - Feb. 27
It connects interstates 75 and 275 and takes thousands of commuters to the University of South Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center and Florida Hospital.

People notes: Personnel appointments, promotions and announcements
Tampa Bay Times - Feb. 26
Martin is state legislative affairs director at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, and was recognized for her role in helping secure millions of dollars in funding for cancer research at Moffitt and for her advocacy on behalf of cancer patients.

New book by breast cancer survivor and doctor, 'Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer,' helps educate, support
Tampa Bay Times - Feb. 25
The same year, Dr. Rebecca Sutphen started the clinical genetics program at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, just as a test to detect gene mutations that raise the risk of breast and ovarian cancers was becoming widely available.

Moffitt Cancer Center appears to be considering expansion near Tampa International Airport
Tampa Bay Times - Feb. 25
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute appears to be considering an expansion onto a tract of land owned by Tampa International Airport.

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