May 25, 2012

Wesley Chapel High senior earns award for volunteer work
Tampa Bay Times -May 25
From a baby carrier strapped to her mother's shoulders, Shelby got a front row seat as her mother helped the homeless at Metropolitan Ministries or patients at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Kids Classic yields 15 releases, $30,000 for Moffitt ‘Families First'
Boca Beacon - May 25
The event raised $30,000 for Moffitt Cancer Center's "Families First" program.

T-Yanks Raise $7,600 for Breast Cancer Research
OurSports Central - May 24
In total, the event raised $7,600 for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Research Center and Institute.

Moffitt Appoints Physicians to Leadership Team
Temple Terrace Patch - May 24
Moffitt Cancer Center has announced that G. Douglas Letson, M.D., has been appointed the new executive vice president for Clinical Affairs and physician-in-chief, and Johnathan Lancaster, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed the new president of the Moffitt Medical Group, which oversees the medical practice of physicians and health care professionals.

2012's Most Interesting Health IT Vendors
Health Informatics - May 24
Oracle: Much has been written in HCI about Lee Moffitt Cancer Center's personalized medicine research program, Total Cancer Care, which follows cancer patients throughout their care treatment lifetime to understand specifically what types of treatment are best for specific individuals.

Moffitt signs on as Front Row Tampa Bay sponsor
Tampa Bay Business Journal - May 24
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute is joining as a prime-time sponsor of Front Row Tampa Bay, a live Web TV broadcast that will spotlight economic opportunity across Tampa Bay during this summer's Republican National Convention.

Taco Bus to open new location near USF in June
The Tampa Tribune - May 24
The location is just west of the University of South Florida; Florida Hospital Tampa; Pepin Heart Hospital; Shriners Hospital for Children; and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

Dr. Richard Levine Co-Authors Lung Cancer Article
Space Coast Daily - May 24
Dr. Levine collaborated with the Moffitt Cancer Center and 10 other oncology practices in Florida in the article, which reviewed the quality of care lung cancer patients received in the State of Florida.

Paddle against Cancer
Studio 10 - May 24
Click here and listen to cancer survivor, Gene Evans, and Dr. Frank Vrionis, Neurosurgeon from Moffitt Cancer Center, talk about the "Paddle Against Cancer" fundraiser this weekend.

NCCN 17th Annual Conference: Clinical Practice Guidelines & Quality Cancer Care
OncLive - May 23
Central Nervous System Metastases, Frank D. Vrionis, MD, MPH, PhD, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute; Dr Vrionis: "There's a lot of excitement, long term, about the potential of targeted therapies, but difficulties like crossing the blood-brain barrier mean that such treatments are not developed and tested to the point of becoming part of the guidelines yet.

Capt. Melvin pilots winners in 2nd Gasparilla Kids Classic
Gasparilla Gazette - May 23
The Kids Classic raised $30,000 for Moffitt Cancer Center's Families First program with the aid of $4,000 in late donations, including Melvin's $1,000 title purse.

HPV Vaccine for Teens: Doctors Voice Their Concerns
LiveScience - May 23
A survey analysis, conducted by the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., is detailed online in the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.

Lengthy layoff finally finished
The Tampa Tribune - May 23
Adams, pitcher/first baseman Durin O'Linger and third baseman/DH Chance Rodriguez have been working at Moffitt Cancer Center and third baseman/pitcher Tyler Jarrell has been working as a physical education teacher at Graham Elementary.

TCCI physicians to present lung cancer update
TCPalm - May 22
He is also participating as the principal and sub investigator for the National Institute of Clinical Research (NIC) sponsored cooperative group trials at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

As Darling Dendreon Takes Hits Others Continue To Thrive
Proactive Investors - May 22
The ready-to-infuse autologous cell therapy ("ACT") which utilizes tumor infiltrating lymphocytes ("TILs") for the treatment of patients with Stage IV metastatic melanoma is based on a physician-sponsored investigational therapy currently available at the National Cancer Institute ("NCI"), MD Anderson Cancer Center and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer & Research Institute for this same indication.

Researchers Probe the Potential Health Benefits of Palm Oil
TIME - May 22
There are more cancer-specific clinical trials being carried out by researchers at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Risk Paid Off For Philanthropic Insurance Agent
Westchase Patch - May 22
Bay Area Advisors has done just that with its signature fundraising event - Martinis For Moffitt, an annual swanky party that benefits Moffitt Cancer Center's research.

Dick Vitale Gala raises $1.6 million for pediatric cancer
Bradenton Herald - May 22
The $1.6 million goes to the Jimmy V Foundation, which will distribute the money to pediatric cancer research with some of it going to the Moffitt Cancer Center, Shands Hospital at the University of Florida and All Children's Hospital.

Plant City's Red Rose Inn closes
Tampa Bay Times - May 22
A retired hotel owner from Indianapolis, Page said he was called in to work as a temporary general manager while the couple mourned their eldest daughter, who died April 25 at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Moffitt's new leadership appointments take effect July 1
Tampa Bay Business Journal - May 21
Dr. G. Douglas Letson and Dr. Johnathan Lancaster have been appointed to leadership positions at Moffitt Cancer Center.

New Drug for Advanced Melanoma: Potential Breakthrough
Ivanhoe - May 21
Overall, the prospects for use of BRAF-targeted treatment in new patient populations are encouraging," Geoffrey Gibney and Vernon Sondak from H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Florida, were quoted saying.

Red Rose Inn Closed for Business Sunday
The Ledger - May 21
Laurie Madonia died April 25 at the Moffitt Cancer Center after a three-year battle with breast cancer.

Iconic Plant City hotel closing
The Tampa Tribune - May 21
"We're just a very close-knit family, and my parents are getting older and we're just trying to take care of everybody's health right now, especially after seeing Laurie die at Moffitt [Cancer Center].

From doubloons to discoveries
TCPalm - May 21
Martin Health System's nearby Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart already partners with the Tampa-based H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center for genetic screening, clinical trials and the use of new research protocols.

Dick Vitale Gala Raises More Than $1 Million To Fight Pediatric Cancer
Sarasota Patch - May 20
This year, net proceeds of the event will benefit pediatric cancer research initiatives at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and Shands Cancer Center in Gainesville.

Gasparilla Island Kids Classic 2012 Results
Boca Beacon - May 20
The Classic raised a total of $30,000 for Moffitt Cancer Center's Families First program.

Missing Leukemias Found
dailyRx - May 19
A team from the Moffitt Cancer Center went looking for the answer, finding that in 2001 the guidelines had changed to avoid reporting multiple cases in the same patient, which is a common development in this type of cancer.

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