February 22, 2013

Bayfront sale to HMA sealed with city vote amid charity concerns
Tampa Bay Times – Feb. 21
The other standalone is Moffitt Cancer Center.

Bill would bring back beach smoking ban
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Feb. 21
The latest measure has the support of the counties, cities and various health organizations, ranging from the American Heart Association to the Moffitt Cancer Center.

5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Thursday, February 21
ABC Action News – Feb. 21
Over 50 companies with active openings are participating including: Amscot Financial, Bank of America, Bright House Networks, Brightstar Healthcare, Datex, Health Plan One, The Home Depot, Marshalls, Moffitt Cancer Center, Northwestern Mutual Financial, Primerica, Quest Diagnostics, United Health Group, Valpak, Vitera Healthcare Solutions and Walmart.

60 employers looking to hire at St. Pete job fair
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 21
Employers scheduled to attend include: Amscot Financial; Ashley Furniture; Bank of America; Bay Geeks; Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast; Bright House Networks; city of St. Petersburg; FBI; Hertz Corp.; Hillsborough County School District; Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront; Home Depot; Marshalls; Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute; Northwestern Mutual Financial; Pinellas County Sheriff's Office; Pinellas County Urban League; PODS; and Quest Diagnostics.

Moffitt inventors earn national recognition
WUSF – Feb. 21
Five University of South Florida professors, along with the head of Moffitt Cancer Center who holds a joint appointment to USF, have now been recognized for their career accomplishments by being named charter fellows in the National Academy of Inventors.

Parity a must in cancer treatment
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 21
Dr. Alan List is president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

USF, Moffitt inventors earn national recognition
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 21
Five University of South Florida professors, along with the head of Moffitt Cancer Center who holds a joint appointment to USF, have now been recognized for their career accomplishments by being named charter fellows in the National Academy of Inventors.

Local man has unique ties to Robin Roberts; both celebrate post transplant success and more.
ABC Action News – Feb. 20
Rick Rietveld reunited with his doctor here at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Gov. Rick Scott's plan to peer-review millions for biomedical research could hit snags
The Florida Times-Union – Feb. 20
Over the three years of directly allocating the money, $20 million has gone to the Moffitt Cancer Center, $10 million has gone to both the Shands Cancer Center and the Sylveters Cancer Center, and $3 million has gone to the Sanford Burnham Research Institute.

Catch a Rays game, get a free skin cancer check
10 News – Feb. 20
The Tampa Bay Rays are teaming up with Moffitt Cancer Center to check you for skin cancer at upcoming spring training games including this Saturday's against the Pirates in Port Charlotte.

Gene Mutation's Benefit for Ovarian Cancer Patients May Not Last: Study
HealthDay – Feb. 19
"Of those women diagnosed with invasive ovarian cancer in the United States and Canada, approximately 35 percent are expected to be long-term survivors and ultimately cured," Thomas Sellers, director of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., said in a center news release.

Kings Point ladies make art of quilting
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 19
In the past, the group also has made donations to Moffitt Cancer Center, A Kid's Place, Mary and Martha House, and LifePath Hospice.

Grand Rounds February
Medical News Inc. – Feb. 19
Moffitt Cancer Center will present several conferences in 2013 for a variety of healthcare professionals.

Health Events
The Ledger – Feb. 19
Information on the importance of early cancer detection and lowering personal risk by outreach workers from Moffitt Cancer Center.

Moffitt Expansion
WUSF TV – Feb. 18
Ground has been broken on Moffitt Cancer Center's new McKinley Drive Outpatient facility, which will serve patients with a variety of cancers, while also creating a number of jobs for the Tampa Bay area.

New doctor joins cancer center
The (Lexington, N.C.) Dispatch – Feb. 18
Bardhan completed a fellowship in hematology-oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida.

Tampa Tribune editorial: Bass Pro a good deal for county
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 17
The county has provided millions in direct incentives to speculative projects, including $28 million to the M2Gen cancer research facility, developed by Moffitt Cancer Center and Merck, and $6 million to Draper Laboratory, which researches microscopic technologies.

Homemade and hand-made at Pasco County Fair
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 17
Baking relieved stress when David, her husband of 50 years, underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Steps to Help You Stop Smoking for Good
Coping Magazine – January/February 2013
Dr. Thomas Brandon is director of the Tobacco Research & Intervention Program (TRIP) and chair of the department of Health Outcomes and Behavior at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL.

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