March 30, 2012

Future of surgery in operation today
The Tampa Tribune - March 30
Moffitt Cancer Center is a nationally designated treatment and research center.

Intralesional PV-10 Treatment Shows Promise For Some Melanoma Patients
Medical News Today - March 30
Dr. Paul Toomey, M.D., from the Moffitt Cancer Center and University of South Florida, College of Medicine in Tampa, FL, presented detailed experimental data on PV-10s immune-mediated anti-tumor response during the Annual Meeting's melanoma poster session on March 23 and 24, 2012, which included the induction of tumor-specific interferon-gamma production by splenocytes developed after PV-10 treatment in comparison to controls. 

A look at Total Cancer Care, a transformative healthcare effort
Healthcare Informatics - March 29
I recently got a chance to speak with the CIO of the Tampa, Fla.-based H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Mark Hulse, R.N. (also quoted in David's piece) about the cancer-based personalized medicine research program, Total Cancer Care, which his institution is participating in.

Stigma, Shame Can Worsen Depression in Lung Cancer Patients
HealthDay News - March 29
The findings may help explain why depression is more common among lung cancer patients than among patients with other kinds of cancer, according to the researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Gains In Chromosome 8 May Be Associated With Higher Revlimid Response in MDS
The MDS Beacon - March 29
All patients were seen at either the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio or the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, between 2002 and 2010.

Racing for a Cure
Sanibel Captiva Islander - March 29
This race benefited Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and Barbara's Friends, the children's hospital cancer fund through Lee Memorial Health Systems Foundation.

Moffitt expansion gets green light as Gov. Scott signs bill
Tampa Bay Business Journal - March 29
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center will move ahead with a planned expansion after Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill on Wednesday making it possible.

Scott gives Moffitt project the go-ahead
The Tampa Tribune - March 29
An expansion of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center got the final go-ahead Wednesday when Gov. Rick Scott signed the project into law.

Stigma around Smoking Deepens Depression
Daily RX - March 28
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida have found that social stigma, rejection and isolation, along with internalized shame contribute to the depression lung cancer patients often feel.

HPV Vaccine May Prevent Recurrence of Precancerous Conditions
ABC News - March 28
"We always thought about the vaccine from the prevention, and this suggests it can lower the risk of developing a second episode of disease," said Dr. Anna Giuliano, director of the Center for Infection Research in Cancer at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Breast cancer program in Spanish
The Tampa Tribune - March 28
The Moffitt Cancer Center will present Yo Me Cuido, a free breast cancer awareness program, in Spanish.

Surgical oncologists less likely than medical, radiation oncologists to discuss fertility risks with patients
Oncology Nurse Advisor - March 27
The risk of infertility for people with cancer increases after chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and, in some cases, surgery, noted a research group led by Gwendolyn P. Quinn, PhD, director of the Survey Methods Core Facility at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

University of Akron lands GE grant to support breast implant project
Akron Beacon Journal - March 27
Other winners included research teams from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, a free online cancer resource ( and a partnership between the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Uganda Cancer Institute.

Biovest names Moffitt's James Mulé to new advisory board
Tampa Bay Business Journal - March 27
Among the board members is James Mulé, executive vice president and associate center director for translational research at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute    H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Latest from The Business Journals Morsanis to USF Health: million and a new moniker Investment dips pinch All Children's, Moffitt Cancer Center BioFlorida announces conference speakers Follow this company in Tampa.

Depression higher for lung cancer patients
PsyWeb - March 27
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida have studied the role of social stigma in depression for lung cancer patients and found that depression can be magnified by a sense of social rejection, internalized shame and social isolation.

University of Akron research team gets national GE innovation award for breast cancer research
The Cleveland Plain Dealer - March 27
Along with the University of Akron, GE awarded grants to research teams at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville; the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and a partnership between the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and the Uganda Cancer Institute.

GE awards $500,000 for breast cancer innovation
Smart Planet  (Blog) - March 27
Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, Florida, for its work in understanding genetic "modifier" genes and their role in predisposition to the spread of cancer to other parts of the body following cancer onset.

University of Akron among winners in cancer fighting competition
WKYC-TV - March 27
The other award winners include research teams at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (Nashville); Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa); and a partnership between the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle) and the Uganda Cancer Institute (Kampala).

A Preview of Bio-IT World Expo 2012
Bio-It World - March 26
Health Systems:  A parade of speakers including Zak Kohane (Children's Hospital, Boston), Mark Hulse (CIO, Moffitt Cancer Center) and Sandy Aronson (Partners Healthcare) discuss new informatics platforms aiding clinical disease genomics studies and patient care.

'Ladies in Red' take aim at cancer with poker run
The Bradenton Herald - March 26
Although exact figures were not available, Sunday's 3rd Annual Phi Beta Psi "Run for a Cure" Poker Run will approach $3,000 raised for Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and other cancer researchers, members projected.

Hospitals, doctors vie to create patient data system
The Tampa Tribune - March 25
Other participants include: BayCare Health System, the HCA Network, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida Hospitals, Bayfront Medical Center and All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.

Stigma may up depression in lung cancer patients
Zee News - March 25
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., found that these factors may contribute to depression at rates higher than experienced by patients with other kinds of cancer.

A 'thank you' to 20 people who made Tampa Bay a better business place
Tampa Bay Times - March 25
8. John Hadden II, CEO of New York-based cancer drug firm IRX Therapeutics, for making get-to-know-ya rounds at Moffitt Cancer Center, USF and the Florida Venture Forum, as the small biotech business prepares to relocate to St. Petersburg later this year with state help.

Health Events
The Tampa Tribune - March 24
Moffitt Cancer Center hosts free breast cancer program for the Hispanic community, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 7, at the Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa.


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