October 26, 2012

USF cries foul over Bayfront plans to join for-profit hospital chain with UF affiliation
The Tampa Bay Times – Oct. 26
"At the same time that we are looking at ways to keep the Tampa Bay Rays here, we will have patients and students bypass USF Health, Tampa General Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center and the Byrd Alzheimer's Institute on the way to Gainesville," he wrote.

Sarasota 7th Grader Raises Funds for Friend’s Cancer Treatments
Sarasota Patch – Oct. 26

This news has hit Ashley and her family especially hard because according to Myers, the All Children’s doctors are not quite sure how to treat this new development and have referred her to the staff at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Strong brand, favorable reputation cited in Moody’s rating for Moffitt bonds
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Oct. 25
Moody’s Investors Service assigned an “A3” rating to a planned $36.6 million bond issue for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

Boutique Helps Women Cope With Physical Effects of Cancer
Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch – Oct. 25

A New You Pink Boutique is hosting a Bahamas cruise to benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Independent hospitals are a rare breed in Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Times – Oct. 25
If the deal between Bayfront Medical Center and Health Management Associates (HMA) is successful, the Tampa Bay area will have only two independent hospitals: Tampa General and Moffitt Cancer Center.

For Murray, it's always family first
The Tampa Tribune – Oct. 25
Two and a half weeks ago, on a Monday, Murray was in a waiting room at Moffitt Cancer Center with his mother and his brother, leading them in a prayer for his father, who was in surgery.

Breast Cancer in Young Women: Resources and Statistics in Land O' Lakes
Land O’ Lakes Patch – Oct. 25

Moffitt Cancer Center is close to Land O' Lakes and is available to cancer patients.

Moffitt's Spanish Outreach Teaches Women to Care About Their Health
Carrollwood Patch – Oct. 24
"Like I can take care of myself," explains Jeannette Palencia, a senior community outreach worker for Moffitt Cancer Center.

Sunburn, job in sun linked to skin cancer
UPI – Oct. 23
Senior study author Dana E. Rollison of the Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues at the University of South Florida and the International Agency for Research on Cancer in France surveyed people with both types of cancers, as well as those with no history of skin cancer, to determine the effects of intermittent versus continuous sunlight exposure, as well as the timing of the exposure and age.

Mole Patrol from Moffitt helps Bucs fans fight cancer
TBO.com – Oct. 21
Another place people can get information is the Cancer Answer line at Moffitt, (888) 663-3488.

Financial Management Group Helps Fight Serious Illnesses
The Ledger – Oct. 21
They expect to make two more grants this year, another one to Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and a new grant to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute toward cancer research.

Ann Romney, Breast Cancer Survivor, Spreads Word on Awareness
Bloomfield-Bloomfield Hills Patch – Oct. 21
"It was inspirational," Ann Romney told MySuncoast.com about her trip to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Medicaid patients have trouble finding specialists
Ocala.com – Oct. 21
April's family doctor finally found her a doctor at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa that would accept her Medicaid.

Moffitt research may help cancer survivors conquer 'chemo brain'
The Tampa Tribune – Oct. 20
The mental fogginess impairs a cancer patient's ability to process or verbalize ideas and words, for months, even years after treatment ends, says Nagi Kumar, director of nutrition research at Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center.

Cancer researchers focus on future
The Tampa Tribune – Oct. 20
The Moffitt Cancer Center researcher's goal is to stimulate the immune system enough that it can hold reoccurring cancer at bay.

Moffitt receives $7 million grant for Hispanic cancer care
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Oct. 19
Moffitt Cancer Center received a $7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for improving cancer care for Hispanics.

Moffitt Cancer Center Offers “Personalized” Breast Care Screening
Florida MD – Oct. 19
With that in mind, Moffitt is developing a “personalized” screening program tailored to meet the individual needs of every patient.

Just Breathe: What It's Like to Have Lung Cancer
Ladies’ Home Journal – November  2012
My name is Mary C. Pinder-Schenck, M.D. I am a thoracic oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and I have the privilege of being Wesley Fay's physician.

Women with 'dense breasts' could need specialized tests to detect cancer
Tampa Bay Times – Oct. 20
"Four days later, I'm at Moffitt Cancer Center and learn I have Stage 3 breast cancer that has spread to my lymph nodes on the left side." 

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