May 11, 2012

Eight-time cancer survivor to run in annual Miles for Moffitt fundraiser race
ABC Action News - May 11
More than 6,000 are expected on the USF campus Saturday for the annual Miles for Moffitt run.

Former USF dean Michael Kovac dies at 70
The Tampa Tribune - May 10
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to Corpus Christi Haiti Mission or to Moffitt Cancer Foundation-Sarcoma Division.

Women Have 30% Better Survival Than Men With Melanoma
Medscape Today - May 10
In their editorial, Vernon K. Sondak, MD, from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, and coauthors suggest that less awareness, resistance to screening, and less knowledge-seeking behavior among men when it comes to skin cancer might contribute to the female advantage.

Buddy Check 10: Trust your instinct
10 News - May 10
A breast cancer survivor offers this life saving lesson: be your own health advocate.

Buffalo Wild Wings supports Moffitt through the month of May
10 News - May 10
Throughout the month of May, Buffalo Wild Wings offers customers the opportunity to purchase a $5 "Make May Moffitt Month" bracelet, and receive ten percent off of their bill.

The Debility of Fatigue in Older Cancer Patients
Cancer Network - May 9
Two investigations at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center found that fatigue was almost universal in the elderly cohort studied.

Moffitt Cancer Center Cutting-Edge
OncLive - May 9
Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center enjoys a reputation as one of the world's most sophisticated cancer centers and, as such, consistently attracts fellowship-trained physicians and medical researchers who are among the best in their fields.

Protect yourself against sun
The Tampa Tribune - May 9
Vernon Sondak, M.D., of Moffitt Cancer Center chairs the Department of Cutaneous Oncology and is program leader for the Cutaneous Oncology Program.

Pink out Night with the Tampa Yankees Saturday
OurSports Central - May 8
Proceeds from the jersey sales go to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

Solutions in the works for USF area
The Tampa Tribune - May 8
For the past 16 months, leaders from USF, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Busch Gardens and Florida Hospital have been quietly sharing ideas with political leaders and one another on how to fix the mess.

Melanoma in unusual places
WTSP TV - May 7
It actually has two peaks to it and it is, in women, it's the second most common cancer in women in their 30s second only to breast cancer and one of the most common in women in their 20s," Moffitt Cancer Center's Dr. Ragini Kudchadkar said.

10 News Anchor Heather Van Nest talks about her skin cancer scare
10 News - May 7
As for the argument that you need sunlight to make vitamin D, a melanoma expert with the Moffitt Cancer Center told me we get enough sun exposure walking to our cars and running errands in Florida.

Skin cancer hitting young people hard
Bay News 9 - May 7
"Melanoma skin cancer is one of the most rapidly rising in the United States," said Dr. Ragini Kudchadkar, who works at Moffitt Cancer Center.

The Daily Commercial - May 7
We were greeted by some women at the Alliance Healthcare Foundation tent, the event's charity of choice with funds going for the renovations of pediatric wing at the Leesburg Regional Medical Center and for the Moffitt Cancer Center in The Villages.

Miles for Moffitt race proceeds all go straight to research grants
Tampa Bay Times - May 5
So I asked the people behind Miles for Moffitt what they do with the proceeds from their event, held this year on May 12.

Lymph Node Implants to Fight Cancer
dailyRx - May 5
Researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center are designing a manufactured lymph node to boost the T cells recognition of cancer.

O'Brien's 'Ken-Ducky-Derby' To Benefit Miles for Moffitt Fundraiser
Brandon Patch - May 5
Sean Rice, a co-owner of the O'Brien's Irish Pub restaurant in Brandon, said it is a no-brainer why the Moffitt Cancer Center is the benefactor of O'Brien's Ken-Ducky-Derby fundraiser May 5.

I Made It: Brenda Hart Parzy, 56, Land O'Lakes
The Tampa Tribune - May 5
I'm taking part in the 2012 PNC Bank Miles for Moffitt, boosting my participation from the 3-mile to the 5-mile distance, and increasing my health and fitness levels.


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