October 5,, 2012

An answered prayer
Hernando Today – Oct. 5
Doctors at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa told him there was nothing else they could do. Witt's tumor is in his stomach. It protrudes noticeably, especially taking ...

Many Young Patients Still Not Receiving Fertility Information
CURE – Oct. 4
Gwen Quinn, PhD, of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., along with lead author Marla Clayman, PhD, of Northwestern University, found that most cancer centers did not have policies or procedures in place for fertility preservation.

Woman’s harrowing ride on ‘cancer coaster’
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Oct. 4
She met with a surgeon in Sarasota but ultimately decided to go with someone at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa who had successfully treated a friend of hers who had had Stage 3 cancer.

REVERSE MORTGAGES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Senior Voice America – Oct. 4
Dr. Bijal Shah, Moffitt Cancer Center, will discuss with Evan and Deb what we should better understand about these forms of cancer and what we can do if we are diagnosed with one of these.

Slow going for North Tampa plan
The Tampa Tribune – Oct. 4
That was apparent after leaders from USF, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Busch Gardens and Florida Hospital met to talk about the steps needed to attract more major businesses to the area.

Local Mothers Make Difference in Pursuit of a Cure for Breast Cancer
Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch – Oct. 4
And, fortunately for us, groundbreaking research was taking place right in our back yards – at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa. 

Terrapins have satisfying day
The Tampa Tribune – Oct. 4
Proceeds benefit Moffitt Cancer Center.

Golf | Callaghan Tire Charity Pro Am to raise money for cancer research, brings legends to the area
Bradenton Herald – Oct. 4
The proceeds are designated to a specific organization, this year Moffitt Cancer Center.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Lapeer (Mich.) Area View – Oct. 4
He relocated to Michigan after completing his Fellowship training in Hematology and Oncology at the University Of South Florida, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Florida’s only National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Joanna Francis faces ups, downs as she battles breast cancer
Tallahassee Democrat – Oct. 4
She returned from a visit to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa in late September.

A stunned reality check: 'I couldn't even cry'
Tallahassee Democrat (blog) – Oct. 3
Editor’s note: Joanna Francis composed this email over the course of 15 minutes on Sept. 20 while returning from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

ESMO: BRAF/MEK Inhibitor Combo Bests Monotherapy for Metastatic Melanoma
CancerNetwork – Oct. 3
“The randomized phase II data presented by Georgina Long at ESMO last week and in the NEJM article clearly suggest that there is a superior response rate and median PFS for the combination compared to dabrafenib alone,” said senior author Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, melanoma oncologist and immunologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

4 New Tools You Have in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Self – Oct. 2
Marie Catherine Lee, M.D., a breast surgeon at the Moffitt Cancer Center, a not-for-profit institution with the mission of contributing to the prevention and cure of cancer, says it's too early to tell if the Affordable Care Act is making a big difference in the screening and treatment of breast cancer.

Opportunity Knocks: Not Your Average Speakers, Tampa
83 Degrees – Oct. 2
The "Not Your Average Speakers" series is free to attendees thanks to financial support from Baker Barrios Architects, Tucker Hall and Moffitt Cancer Center with technical support from White Book Agency and Edit Suites.

Experts Fight To Eliminate Invasive Cervical Cancer
Medical News Today – Oct. 1
Anna R. Giuliano, Ph.D., director of Moffitt's Center for Infection Research in Cancer and senior member of the Cancer Epidemiology Department, explained: "The good news is that over the past several decades, the incidence of invasive cervical cancer has declined dramatically.

Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Events Lutz Can Take Part In
Lutz Patch – Oct. 1
Blue Martini, 2223 N.W. Shore Blvd., Tampa, in International Plaza will host its second annual Pretty in Pink party to raise funds for the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Events in the Bloomingdale-Riverview Area
Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch – Oct. 1
Pretty in Pink - Blue Martini, 2223 N.W. Shore Blvd., Tampa, in International Plaza will host its second annual Pretty in Pink party to raise funds for the Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Former meteorologist faces a new storm: pancreatic cancer
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 30
Together with Beverly, his wife of 35 years, and his doctors at Moffitt Cancer Center, he decided a few days ago to stop treatment.

Tampa school news
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 30
Fleming has volunteered at the American Cancer Society, the Moffitt Cancer Center, the Shriners Hospital for Children, and in an autism spectrum disorder summer classroom.

Glaxo Two-Drug Melanoma Combo Slows Cancer in Study
Bloomberg BusinessWeek – Sept. 29
Adding the MEK drug may reduce a signature side effect of BRAF drugs like Zelboraf -- the development of non-melanoma skin cancer -- while possibly boosting efficacy, according to Jeffrey Weber, a study leader and oncologist at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Beaches woman a 'Champion of Hope' for cancer patients
The Florida Times-Union – Sept. 28
That was followed by extensive follow-up chemotherapy, followed by more surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and experimental treatments, including a clinical trial at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa last fall.

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