December 20, 2013

Third grader's leukemia treated with form of HIV virus
Bay News 9 – Dec. 20
Moffitt Cancer Center is developing the same clinic trial.

USF Health Heart Institute Promises Cardiac Treatment on Genetic Level
Health News Florida – Dec. 18
The five-story, 100,000 square-foot facility will sit in the middle of the USF Health campus -- Moffitt Cancer Center and the USF Health Morsani Center take up the other three corners of the intersection where the new Institute will be based.

Senior Voice America – Dec. 18
Tips for staying healthy during the holidays and all year long with Dietician Kimberly Chism, Moffitt Cancer Center.

Farmington High graduate loses battle to cancer
Observer & Eccentric (Detroit) – Dec. 17
Hovanesian, 48, who grew up in Farmington Hills and graduate from Farmington High School in 1983, died Saturday, Dec. 7 from complications of cancer treatment at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. He was 48.

Moffitt reacts to Orlando Health MD Anderson news
Orlando Business Journal “The Buzz” blog – Dec. 17
It was for Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

UF Poised to Challenge Moffitt
Health News Florida – Dec. 17
And Will UF try to muscle in on Moffitt Cancer Center's statewide network?

USF starts building $50 million heart institute
The Tampa Tribune – Dec. 17
The 100,000 square foot building will be located in the research hub that includes the Morsani medical school, the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute and the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Child porn trader with cancer could remain free during appeal
Tampa Bay Times – Dec. 17
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals made things easier Tuesday for a child porn trader with incurable blood cancer who has tried to prolong his days as a free man under the care of Moffitt Cancer Center.

Hernando County health events and activities
Tampa Bay Times – Dec. 17
Speakers include Sandy Hirsch, patient ambassador from North Carolina, and Kathy Daily, Moffitt Cancer Center transplant coordinator.

6 things you need to know about Orlando Health ditching MD Anderson
Orlando Business Journal “The Buzz” blog – Dec. 16
Orlando Health and the University of Florida are jointly looking to get a National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Center; currently, the only such center in Florida is Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

MD Anderson, Orlando Health to part ways after 23 years
Orlando Health – Dec. 17
Together, they will become one of the top five comprehensive cancer centers in the state for patient volume, said Dr. David Guzick, president of UF Health, a ranking that puts them in the same league as Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, he said.

Manatee High officials accused of lying during baseball probe
The Bradenton Herald – Dec. 17
He spent most of Monday getting a check-up at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, he said.

Jean Johnson loved being a mom, a friend, a judge; longtime jurist died last week of cancer
The Daily Record (Jacksonville) – Dec. 16
Doctors at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa referred her to a facility in the Netherlands, where a treatment used there had an 80 percent success rate.

Report: Manatee High's Kinnan lied to investigator
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Dec. 16
Peebles said in an email that Kinnan would not immediately be available for comment because he was being treated Monday at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

ONLINE FIRST: ASCO Report on 2013 Advances Cites Major Progress, But Decries Harm from Budget Cuts
Oncology Times – Dec. 13
As specific examples of harm from budget cuts, the report cites the expected enrollment of 750 fewer new patients in 2013 enrolled in all NIH clinical trials at the NIH Clinical Center hospital; the Mayo Clinic, which lost $23 million in federal research funding because of the sequester in fiscal year 2013; and the Moffitt Cancer Center, which saw its budget reduced by $1.7 million because of the sequester.

Mullins: Consumers are gems in the data mine
The Tampa Tribune – Dec. 15
It took a $5 million personal gift by Chris Sullivan of Outback to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute to make the front page.


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