February 1, 2013

Moffitt Cancer Center to Break Ground on $74.1M Outpatient Facility
Becker’s Hospital Review – Jan. 31
Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., will soon break ground on a $74.1 million outpatient facility, according to a Tampa Bay Times report.

'Nunca dudé que me iba a curar'
Centro Tampa – Jan. 31
“Es un cáncer que usualmente se pega a los huesos, pero para mí no. Fue una masa flotante en mi abdomen”, dijo Rivera, de 33 años, quien actualmente trabaja para Moffitt Cancer Center, entidad donde fue tratado.

Moffitt Cancer Center named one of America's Top Workplaces
10 News – Jan. 31
Moffitt Cancer Center has been named a 2013 National Top Workplace by WorkplaceDynamics. 

Moffitt Cancer Center to start construction on $74.2 million outpatient facility
Tampa Bay Times – Jan. 31
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute will kick off construction of a $74.2 million outpatient facility Friday, culminating more than five years of planning.

Moffitt expands with $74 million facility on its McKinley campus
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Jan. 30
Moffitt Cancer Center is breaking ground Feb. 1 on the first phase of a $74.2 million expansion of its McKinley campus.

University Mall movie theater closes; remodeling planned
The Tampa Tribune – Jan. 30
University Mall sits between Interstate 275 and the University of South Florida, with several major and thriving medical centers nearby, including James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center and Florida Hospital Tampa.

Michael Meagher, owner of Maher Chevrolet, dies at 69
Tampa Bay Times – Jan. 30
He gave generously to area hospitals and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute; provided internships to residents of Boley Centers and vocational students; and remained active in the Florida Independent Automobile Dealers Association.

Singing Tree combines folk, classical music
Tampa Bay Times – Jan. 29
Lloyd Goldstein and Ray Belanger have been making music together since 2007 when they met while performing in the Arts in Medicine program at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

O'Brien's Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies At It Again!
Brandon Patch – Jan. 29
The Duckies were Miles for Moffitt's highest fundraising team last year!

Business Of Biotech: Network, Collaborate In Tampa
83 Degrees – Jan. 29
Hosted by Moffitt Cancer Center, the seventh annual event is themed “Partnering for Success” because of the focus on collaboration and networking.

Disease-Specific ACOs Could Provide More Value
Becker’s Hospital Review – Jan. 28
Florida Blue has two oncology ACOs, one with Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., which was announced in December; and another with Coral Gables, Fla.-based Baptist Health South Florida and an oncology group, which was formed in May.

ACOs hone in on diseases
FierceHealthcare – Jan. 28
For example, Florida Blue (formerly Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida) and the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., last month launched an ACO dedicated to cancer patients, American Medical News reported. 

Running notebook: Local runners among thousands at ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon
Collier Citizen – Jan. 28
March 3: Hooters Half Marathon, 4411 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. Start: 7 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Disease-specific ACOs make their debut
American Medical News – Jan. 28
For instance, Florida Blue, formerly Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, announced Dec. 20, 2012, the launch of an ACO for cancer patients cared for by the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

You Can’t Quit Too Soon
dailyRx News – Jan. 28
Vani Nath Simmons, PhD, assistant member of the Health Outcomes and Behavior Program, and Thomas H. Brandon, PhD, director of the Tobacco Research and Intervention Program, at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, worked together to investigate the effects of quitting smoking before cancer surgery.

Study examines cancer patients’ smoking addictions
Nurse.com – Jan. 27
Smoking-relapse prevention interventions are needed immediately after surgery to help prevent relapse, according to researchers with Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Surgery Boosts Outcomes in Esophageal Cancer
MedPage Today – Jan. 26
Among patients with advanced disease who received chemoradiotherapy followed by surgical resection, 42.3% achieved 5-year overall survival (OS) versus 29% who achieved 5-year OS after chemoradiotherapy only (P=0.0003), according to Ravi Shridhar, PhD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and colleagues.

Quitting Smoking Before Cancer Surgery Best, Study Finds
HealthDay News – Jan. 25
The study from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., included lung cancer and head and neck cancer patients who quit smoking before or immediately after surgery.

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