April 19, 2013

Free Cancer Screenings Saturday in Gulfport
Gulfport Patch – April 17
In addition to free oral cancer screenings, the event includes a prostate screening and, new this year, a skin cancer screening by Moffitt.

Bill to promote cancer care in Florida advances
The Tampa Tribune – April 16
The bill faced no formal opposition, though leaders at Tampa’s H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute questioned whether standards for the distinction were high enough.

Fighting cancer one stroke at a time
My Fox Tampa Bay – April 16
The non-profit organization is holding its second-annual open water fundraising swim benefiting Moffitt Cancer Center.

Some love for RTP from Tampa
Tampa Bay Business Journal “Triangle BizBlog” blog – April 15
“We have a lot of biotech jobs in this community,” says Tampa Bay’s Jack Kolosky, chief operating officer of Moffitt Cancer Center.

Mole Patrol to Offer Free Cancer Screenings
Gulfport Patch – April 15
Mole Patrol is the catchy name for Moffitt Cancer Center's mobile health screening unit.

Experimental Drug Added to Chemotherapy May Significantly Reduce Sarcoma Tumors
EMaxHealth – April 15
Researchers with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida have found that a two-drug combination consisting of an experimental drug by Merck and the chemotherapy agent gemcitabine can significantly reduce sarcoma tumor volume compared to receiving one drug or the other.

Proposed 'state seal' for cancer centers concerns Moffitt
Tampa Bay Business Journal “Wake-Up Call” blog – April 15
For instance, Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center is one of only 41 research-based centers in the nation that receives the National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center designation.

Study finds melanoma survivors ignore precautions
WUFT, 89.1 FM (University of Florida) – April 15
Vernon Sondak, chair of the department of cutaneous oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, said he is not surprised that some melanoma survivors do not take appropriate precautions.

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