February 8, 2013

Hooters Half Marathon to benefit Children's Hospital
Captiva Current – Feb. 8
Proceeds from the race will benefit The Moffitt Cancer Center and Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund

Zombies, mud runs, undie dashes drawing new types of 5K racers
Tampa Bay Times – Feb. 8
Sine, 35, a grant writer at Moffitt Cancer Center, considers herself a runner, yet she even admits running isn't the appeal of a new generation of road races hitting Tampa Bay.

More soothing MRI option is a tradeoff
Tampa Bay Times – Feb. 7
"You can still get a look inside the body (with an open scan), but it's not as good a look as you get with a closed scan," said Dr. Reed Murtagh, a neuroradiologist and professor of oncology and neuroradiology at Moffitt Cancer Center and USF Health.

Doctor diagnoses first case of testicular cancer on himself
Philly.com – Feb. 7
[T.J.’s note: Moffitt mixes their contrast with Crystal Light – sooooo much better]

Nation's best companies to work for? They may not be based in Tampa Bay but many operate here
Tampa Bay Times “Venture” blog – Feb. 6
And Workplace Dynamics has published its list of the top 150 U.S. workplaces that happens to include such locally based firms as Kforce, TECO Energy and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, and St. Petersburg College.

Automated breast density test identifies women at high cancer risk
Vanguard – Feb. 6
NOW women can readily know if they are at risk of breast cancer , thanks to researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who have developed a novel computer algorithm to easily quantify a major risk factor for breast cancer based on analysis of a screening mammogram.

Health Insurance Companies Get in Shape for 2014
The New York Times – Feb. 5
Mr. Geraghty, for example, is working with executives at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa on an accountable care organization, in which the two would save money by, say, reducing scans or choosing an equally effective but less expensive chemotherapy treatment.

Moffitt Grows Outpatient Services, Builds New $74M Clinic
83 Degrees – Feb. 5
Moffitt Cancer Center officially broke ground on a $74.2 million clinic building at it's McKinley campus in Tampa.

Moffitt named charitable sponsor for Innisbrook PGA tournament
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Feb. 4
Moffitt Cancer Center has been named the charitable sponsor for the Tampa Bay Golf Championship, a 2013 PGA Tour event in March at Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course.

Moffitt research shows gene may help in treating pancreatic cancer
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Feb. 4
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have identified a gene that may better predict survival for pancreatic adenocarcenoma, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

Moffitt Cancer Center breaks ground on new 8-story building
Bay News 9 – Feb. 4
Moffitt Cancer Center is expanding. Gold shovels have already turned up the soil on the McKinley Campus expansion.

TYBEE RUN FEST NOTEBOOK: Runners help give cancer a 'Sharpe' kick
Savannah Morning News - Feb. 2
“He’s still fighting. He’s gotten through all the treatments. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, and he’s been at Moffitt Cancer Center. We are just raising money to help his family with medical expenses, and expenses of living, and that kind of thing."

Moffitt Breaks Ground on New Site
WUSF News - Feb. 2
Ground has been broken on the latest expansion of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, with both the economic and physical health of the Bay area being the main beneficiaries.

Moffitt Cancer Center Building For The Future
WFLA, News Channel 8 - Feb. 1
A groundbreaking ceremony at Moffitt Cancer Center's McKinley Campus has cancer survivors like Ronald Giovannelli excited about what the new facility will offer.

New sponsor and charity announced for Kids’ Classic Tournament
The Boca Beacon - Feb. 1
The first is the Moffitt Cancer Center’s Families First program, which helps families with children cope as a family when a parent is diagnosed with cancer.

5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Friday, February 1
ABC Action News - Feb. 1
Moffitt Cancer Center is holding a groundbreaking ceremony for its new McKinley Outpatient Facility on Friday.

AM Tampa Bay
970 WFLA - Feb. 1
Dr. Johnathan Lancaster, Chair of Moffitt's Dept. of Women's Oncology-How close are we to the cure?

Moffitt women's cancer awareness luncheon held in Sarasota
WWSB ABC 7 - Jan. 31
Moffitt Cancer Center held its Sarasota Women's Cancer Awareness Luncheon last week.


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