December 6, 2013

Hypnotized to forget smoking?
FOX-13 – Dec. 6
Cognitive behavior therapy may also be an alternative for those who don't want the hypnosis, according to experts at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

State provides $13 million to expand area medical residency programs
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Dec. 5
Moffitt Cancer Center, $1.94 million

Tampa Bay area medical centers get $13 million
The Tampa Tribune – Dec. 5
Physicians and medical educators from All Children’s Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center and other Bay area health centers welcomed the governor at a news conference at All Children’s.

Housing, construction projects planned for USF
The Oracle – Dec. 5
Located on the northwest corner of Magnolia Drive and Holly Drive, north of the Moffitt Cancer Center, the Health Heart Institute is scheduled to break ground and begin construction Dec. 17.

Organizations help those who find hurt in the holidays
Tampa Bay Times – Dec. 4
Marshall, 84, is fighting bladder cancer and the illness necessitates “running back and forth to Moffitt (Cancer Center in Tampa).”

Sequester continuing to hit cancer research hard
The Oncology Report – Dec. 4
Thomas Sellers, Ph.D., director of the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, agreed, noting that many cancer patients seek out NCI-designated centers because they can get into NCI-sponsored trials.

New Test May Help Predict Ovarian Cancer Survival
Live Science – Dec. 4
“This is clearly an outstanding science result that sets the scene for the further development of the test to quantify [immune biomarkers] in different malignancies,” said Dr. Jeffrey Weber, an immunologist and oncologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., who was not involved in the study.

Outback co-founder donates $5M to cancer center
The Associated Press – Dec. 3
The co-founder of Outback Steakhouse is donating $5 million to Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center.

Outback co-founder Chris Sullivan donates $5M to Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa Bay Times – Dec. 2
A key developer behind launching Outback Steakhouse has given $5 million to Moffitt Cancer Center, the hospital said Monday.

Outback co-founder Sullivan donates $5 million to Moffitt
The Tampa Tribune – Dec. 2
Restaurant developer Chris Sullivan, who co-founded the Outback Steakhouse chain that got its start in Tampa, has donated $5 million to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for research into melanoma therapy.

Moffitt receives $5M donation from Outback co-founder
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Dec. 2
Chris Sullivan, partner at MVP LRS LLC, the company behind Lee Roy Selmon’s restaurant chain, has gifted $5 million to Moffitt Cancer Center to support work at Moffitt’s Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center of Excellence.

Beach smoking ban fizzles
Sarasota Herald-Tribune “HT Politics” blog – Dec. 2
The legislation had wide support from local governments and health-care advocates, ranging from the American Heart Association to the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Grandma, Marine offer wishes in letters
The Tampa Tribune – Dec. 1
I am to go to Moffitt Cancer Center in December to have my spleen removed, and I will be out of work for six weeks without pay.

Many still confused as Medicare deadline approaches
Tampa Bay Times – Dec. 1
This year was more of the same, after UnitedHealthcare dropped hundreds of Tampa Bay doctors from AARP networks and discontinued relationships with popular institutions like Moffitt Cancer Center.

UnitedHealthcare Dropping Hundreds Of Doctors From Medicare Advantage Plans
Kaiser Health News and USA Today – Dec. 1
In Florida, UnitedHealthcare has dropped the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer treatment facility, the Moffitt Cancer Center and its 250 physicians in Tampa. 

Advances in screening, surgery help more survive lung cancer
Tampa Bay Times – Nov. 29
Last month, he summoned the courage, went to Moffitt Cancer Center and handed over $150 for the test, no prescription required.

Florida lung cancer patient undergoes robotic surgery 
10 News – Nov. 27
Facing the most advanced lung cancer, she turned to Moffitt Cancer Center for help.

Wish Book kicks off with compelling stories of those in need
Miami Herald – Nov. 27
“We had many people call to be tested and through the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, he had the surgery for free. He has now finished medical school and is a doctor and has two beautiful children.”

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