May 4, 2012

Prancing horses, bulls and ghosts
The Daily Commercial - May 4
Funds will go towards the pediatric wing renovation at Leesburg Regional Medical Center and for the Moffitt Cancer Center in The Villages.

Downtown Building Goes Blue For ‘Make May Moffitt Month'
South Tampa-Hyde Park Patch - May 4
The SunTrust Bank is lit up blue this month as Moffitt Cancer Center is partnering with businesses throughout Tampa Bay to offer special promotions and raise cancer awareness.

Normal Breast Screening OK After Benign Biopsy
MedPage Today - May 4
Over 2 years of such surveillance, more than 6% of the women had a second biopsy, all benign, in the study led by Shannon Reed, MD, of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., who called this overtreatment.

Runners to lace up for Miles for Moffitt
10 News - May 4
Survivors, runners, and walkers will take part in the 7th Annual Miles for Moffitt Saturday, May 12th at the University of South Florida Sundome.

Cancer Center Encourages You to ‘Make May Moffitt Month'
New Tampa Patch - May 3
The color represents SunTrust's partnership in Make May Moffitt Month, a month-long campaign to raise cancer awareness and money for cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Duo to perform at the Folk School
Clay County Progress - May 3
As a longtime volunteer at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, Ray plays in clinics, waiting rooms and lobbies where his music offers a sense of hope and renewal to patients, visitors and staff.

'Designer' lymph nodes could boost cancer vaccines
Fierce Vaccines - May 3
Researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center are developing "designer" lymph nodes that could be used to boost the effects of cancer vaccines.

University Beat: Lace It Up for "Miles for Moffitt"
WUSF News - May 3
This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has a preview of the event, which has raised over 800-thousand dollars for research at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Darlene Gant, Mom Dying Of Cancer, Inspires Drug Maker To Release Trial Drug Pertuzumab Via YouTube Video
TheHuffingtonPost.com - May 3
Dr. Michael Hayes at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa said such a move is unusual, as compassionate use cases are usually initiated by the physician.

Cancer Center Encourages You to ‘Make May Moffitt Month'
Westchase Patch - May 3
The color represents SunTrust's partnership in Make May Moffitt Month, a month-long campaign to raise cancer awareness and money for cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center.

USF area to get makeover
The Tampa Tribune - May 3
They think the area's assets - including USF, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital - will attract entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

County takes on transforming USF area into 'innovation destination'
Tampa Bay Times - May 3
A group called the Innovation Alliance, including representatives from USF, Florida Hospital, Busch Gardens and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, has been holding similar discussions for about a year.

Commissioners want to turn USF area into "innovation destination"
Tampa Bay Times Bay Buzz (Blog) - May 2
A group calling itself the Innovation Alliance, including representatives from USF, Florida Hospital, Busch Gardens and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute has been holding similar discussions for about a year.

LLS Teleconference on Advances In Myeloma Treatment
The Myeloma Beacon - May 2
On May 15, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) will sponsor a free teleconference call entitled "Myeloma Treatment and Side Effects Management Update."  The call will begin at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time and will be led by Dr. Melissa Alsina and nurse Kathy Daily from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, FL.

Joined at the hip
The Tampa Tribune - May 2
Everyone should participate, whether volunteering to assist with the "Mole Patrol" at Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute or through
volunteer@melanoma.org.

ARRS: Women with benign biopsies over managed
HealthImaging - May 1
Shannon Reed, MD, of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and colleagues completed a retrospective chart review of 388 patients enrolled prior to Aug. 31, 2010, in the Lifetime Database for Cancer Risk Assessment and Early Detection, the database for Mammographic Abnormalities and Biomarker in Predicting Breast Cancer or both.

Women More Likely to Survive Melanoma than Men: Study
HealthDay - May 1
In an editorial accompanying the study, Dr. Vernon Sondak, chair of the department of cutaneous oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., noted that just over 70,000 Americans were diagnosed with invasive melanoma in 2011, and about 43 percent of those were women.

Women with melanoma fare better than men
Reuters - May 1
"Once somebody has melanoma we absolutely believe that men and women deal with it differently, in general," said Dr. Vernon Sondak, chair of the department of Cutaneous Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center and a professor at the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine in Tampa, who was not involved in this study.

Miles for Moffitt
Studio 10 - May 1
Join us on Saturday, May 12 at the USF Sun Dome! Participants can choose to run or walk in the 5 K, 5 Mile, One Mile, Wheelchair 5 Mile, or the Run with Raymond Kids Dash. One hundred percent of all registration fees and donations benefit Moffitt cancer research.

Turning blight into a destination
The Tampa Tribune - May 1
The Innovation Destination plan builds, as Crist readily acknowledges, on the Tampa Innovation Alliance formed by the University of South Florida, Busch Gardens, the Moffitt Cancer Center and Florida Hospital Tampa.

Study of the Day: A Small Upside to Smoking-It Restores Depleted Willpower
The Atlantic - May 1
"Finding other ways to relax or enhance one's mood would be much healthier alternatives," suggests coauthor Thomas H. Brandon in a statement.

The States of Research
Cancer Discovery - May 2012
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa has received state funding since its conception, says Jamie Wilson, the center's vice president for government relations.

Drug Shortages Continue To Chip Away at Patient Care
Pharmacy Practice News - May 2012
According to Jorge Avila, PharmD, BCOP, infusion services pharmacy manager at Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, Fla., the hospital doesn't routinely try to acquire drugs in short supply from other hospitals, and they don't have a formalized committee devoted to handling the issue.

From Tampa to Milan, Medicine gets personal
Healthcare IT News - May 2012
At Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla, researchers are synthesizing date from numerous clinical sources, a state-of-the-art biobank, and patient reported information.

Stories of Joy
Scene Magazine - May 2012
"One person can make a difference," is the running theme behind the efforts that have gone into creating the Moffitt Cancer Center (MCC), a world-renowned cancer research and treatment facility that has garnered one of the highest distinctions - A National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Cancer survivors' quality of life gauged
UPI.com - April 30
Lead author Paul B. Jacobsen and Heather S.L. Jim of the Moffitt Cancer Center said the assessment of quality-of-life factors is important, but many of the measurements for assessing quality of life, particularly for cancer survivors, need development.

GE Grant Funds Moffitt Breast Cancer Metastasis Marker Study
Genome Web - April 30
The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. will use a $100,000 grant from General Electric's Healthymagination Challenge to search for genetic variants that could be involved in the metastasis of breast cancer, Moffitt said on Friday.

Women 30% More Likely to Survive Melanoma than Men
The Oncology Report - April 30
Changing Therapies Would Be Premature. Using different therapeutic approaches for men than for women with localized melanoma would be premature now, since we don't yet know exactly what drives the discrepancy in survival, according to Dr. Vernon K. Sondak and his colleagues. Dr. Sondak is at the Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida, Tampa.

Successful Healthcare Analytics Begins With an Intentional Strategy
Health Information Advance - April 30
Mark Hulse, MSN, RN, is vice president and chief information officer at Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL.

Free skin cancer screenings
The Tampa Tribune - April 30
Free skin cancer screenings during May include: May 12: Mole Patrol at Miles for Moffitt road race, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the University of South Florida Sun Dome, Tampa.
www.milesformoffitt.org
Moffitt Cancer Center and American Academy of Dermatology,
www.aad.org

Pharmas show future of meaningful use, clinical data analytics
SearchHealthIT - April 30
One longstanding project, which predates even personal computers, involves cancer patients at Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida sharing their medical records and biopsy tissue samples with Merck to enable the pharmaceutical giant to create deep research databases for drug development.

Skin cancer concerns target teenagers
The Tampa Tribune - April 30
Local dermatologists and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in May will offer a series of free skin cancer screenings to catch suspicious growths and lesions.

Workplace mojo abounds at these top Tampa Bay companies
Tampa Bay Times - April 29
Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center says it added 823, for example, and plans 125 more hires in the coming year.

Swim and run in May 2012 at two events to raise funds for Moffitt Cancer Center
The Examiner.com - April 29
Athletic folks can get some great exercise outdoors in the lovely Florida spring weather while participating in two events to raise funds for the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Top workplaces for three straight years
Tampa Bay Times - April 29
Companies that have made the Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces list three years in a row:
Large Capital One • JSA Healthcare • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center • Progressive Group of Insurance Cos. • Raymond James Financial • T-Mobile.

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