March 23, 2012

Rays notes: Jennings has sore shoulder
The Tampa Tribune - March 23
The yellow "Fortune Favors the Bald" T-shirts worn by the Rays when they shaved their heads March 15 to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer go on sale today at Tropicana Field, Charlotte Sports Park, the Rays Tampa Store (400 N. Tampa St.), All Children's Hospital and the Moffitt Cancer Center.

"Splash of color" coming to Moffitt Center
The Daily Commercial - March 23
Sparkling diamonds, flowing champagne and the unveiling of artworks by HGTV host David Bromstad of "Color Splash" will highlight "A Splash of Sparkling Color" reception for the Moffitt Cancer Center in The Villages.

Society for Surgical Oncology Calls for End to Indoor Tanning
Medscape - March 23
But, as a start, we need to articulate our position," Jonathan Zagler, MD, from the Department of Cutaneous Oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, told Medscape Medical News.

Positively Tampa Bay: Taking Action For Your Health-Marrow
ABC Action News - March 22
Here's Dr. Hugo Fernandez, he's the associate chief of Blood & Marrow Transplantion at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

How you can donate and save more lives with Moffitt Cancer Center and the bone marrow registry
ABC Action News - March 22
Moffitt Cancer Center is internationally recognized for total cancer care.

Skin cancer sreening taking place at Hammond Stadium
WINK News (Fort Myers) - March 22
This Saturday, when you head out to Hammond Stadium to see the Twins take on the Tampa Bay Rays, you have the chance to get screened for skin cancer. We'll have five doctors from Moffitt.

Vemurafenib Effective For Some Metastatic Melanoma Patients
Medical News Today - March 22
According to the researchers from the U.S. and Australia, including researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., over 50% of the study participants had positive, prolonged responses as well as a median survival of nearly 16 months.

Smoking Might Restore Self-Control
Medical News Today - March 22
A study in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology (Vol. 121, No.1) reveals that researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, have discovered that smoking a cigarette may restore self-control after it has been depleted.

CASIS announces review of space station science research
Florida Today - March 22
It is led by Dr. Timothy Yeatman, professor of surgery and senior member of oncological sciences at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Weekender: Sounds of Jazz and Blues Concert
News-Press.com - March 22
Partnership of Moffitt Cancer Center and the Tampa Bay Rays offers free skin cancer screenings for two hours before the Twins-Rays game at 3:05 p.m.

Spring training: Twins add Willingham, Carroll for added dose of veteran leadership
Naples Daily News - March 22
On Saturday, when the Twins play the Tampa Bay Rays, the Moffitt Cancer Center is coming to Hammond Stadium for the fifth-annual Spring Swing-Moffitt's Sun Safety Tour.

Fortune Favors the Bald T-shirts available Friday
Tampa Bay Times "The Heater" blog - March 22
The Rays on Friday will start selling "Fortune Favors the Bald" T-shirts, with proceeds from the $15.99 sales to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Moffitt Cancer Center and All Children's Hospital.

Manatee Movers and Shakers, 3/22/2012
The Bradenton Times - March 22
Active in the community, the Moffitt Cancer Center, Animal Rescue Coalition, Goodwill Industries, Designing Daughters, Sarasota Memorial Health Care Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Wellness Community, Sarasota-Manatee Originals and United Cerebral Palsy are several nonprofit organizations that have benefited from her passion and talents.

Buckhorn: Tampa needs to change our 'economic DNA'
The Tampa Tribune - March 22
Buckhorn sees the University of South Florida and the Moffitt Cancer Center as the foundation upon which he hopes to rebuild the local economy.

Pre-existing condition insurance plan, part of health care reform act, 'a lifeline,' St. Petersburg woman says
Tampa Bay Times - March 22
She went to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for two lumpectomies and radiation, and is well enough to teach again some days.

Moffitt to open Publix pharmacy
The USF Oracle - March 21
Patients at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center will soon need to go no further than the lobby to pick up prescriptions at the first-ever Publix pharmacy independent of a grocery store.

Women's Club championship held at Scepter
The Tampa Tribune - March 21
The second annual Larry Brown Memorial Scramble will take place March 25 at the Sandpiper Golf Course w/shotgun start an noon. All proceeds will be donated to Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation.

Moffitt Cancer Center Luncheon
Sarasota Magazine - March 21
Here is a photo gallery from the Sarasota Women's Cancer Awareness Luncheon on March 19.

Terrace Park residents want to preserve their community
The Tampa Tribune - March 20
Its other major employers include H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center's innovative genetics lab, M2Gen; Yuengling Brewery; a Pepsi distribution plant; and Johnson Controls.

Smoking may help people regain self-control
New Kerala News - March 20
When researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., deplete smokers' self control, they found that smoking a cigarette helps restore their self-control. 

Study: Smoking helps restore self control
Health India - March 20
"Our goal was to study whether tobacco smoking affects an individual's self-control resources," said lead author Bryan W. Heckman, M.A., a graduate student at the Moffitt Tobacco Research and Intervention Program and the Department of Psychology at the University of South Florida.

Researchers mull tobacco's restorative effects on self control
Science a Go Go - March 20
The Moffitt Cancer Center researchers set out to explore the notion that self-control is a limited resource that acts like a muscle - expending self-control on a task has the short-term effect of depleting the resource, making it more difficult to engage in another task that requires self-control.

Smoking Helps Smokers Regain Self-Control
Psych Central - March 20
In a new study, researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center exposed a test group and a control group - totaling 132 nicotine-dependent smokers - to an emotional video depicting environmental damage.

Moffitt to benefit from Creations Gallery event
Punta Gorda Herald - March 20
Creations Gallery is hosting a customer appreciation reception and benefit for Moffitt Cancer Center in memory of Ruth Spies, the late artist, photographer and longtime writer for the Punta Gorda Herald.

Smoking may help restore self-control
The Times of India - March 20
When researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., deplete smokers' self control, they found that smoking a cigarette helps restore their self-control.

Olivia Newton-John Charms at Moffitt Luncheon
Sarasota Patch - March 20
When keynote speaker Olivia Newton-John offered the audience of the Sarasota Women's Cancer Awareness Luncheon to Benefit Moffitt Cancer Center some Q-and-A time, a fan asked her to sing a song, to which the famous singer replied, "For $10,000 for Moffitt, I'll sing a few bars."

Spring training: Lester named Boston's Opening Day starter; BoSox fall to Twins
Naples News - March 19
On March 24, when the Twins play the Tampa Bay Rays, the Moffitt Cancer Center is coming to Hammond Stadium for the fifth-annual Spring Swing-Moffitt's Sun Safety Tour.

Smoking cigarettes helps people calm down, study finds
Examiner - March 19
A press release on March 19 from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. supported the premise that tobacco smoking affects an individual's self control resources.

Moffitt Cancer Center brings free skin cancer screenings to Hammond Stadium March 24
Naples News - March 19
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®. 

5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Monday, March 19
ABC Action News - March 19
Singer-songwriter and breast cancer survivor Olivia Newton-John will be the keynote speaker at Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation's 13th annual Sarasota Women's Cancer Awareness Luncheon on Monday.

5 Things: Free Fair Admission From 2 to 4 pm
Sarasota Patch - March 19
Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation will host the 13th Annual Sarasota Women's Cancer Awareness Luncheon at noon at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

Moffitt research offspring moves beyond cancer
Tampa Bay Times - March 18
The for-profit research arm of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, M2Gen marshals computer calculating power to match genetic markers in patients to find and custom-tailor the right treatment.

Vemurafenib Effective against Metastatic Melanoma
Doctor Tipster - March 17
According to a study led by an international team of researchers from the United States and Australia and researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, vemurafenib (PLX4032), an oral BRAF inhibitor, prolongs lives of patients with metastatic melanoma.

Free & Cheap for March 17
The Tampa Tribune - March 17
Wellness checks to be offered today at USF. Register at
www.mhftampa.com or call 1-888-MOFFITT (663-3488) and press 4.

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