January 18, 2013

Moffitt performs fully robotic Whipple surgery
The Oracle – Jan. 17
The Moffitt Cancer Center on the USF Tampa campus was the first hospital in the state to conduct a fully robotic Whipple surgery, and has performed 16 total.

Buckhorn to receive Moffitt Momentum Award
Tampa Bay Business Journal “Wake-Up Call” blog – Jan. 16
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn will be honored at the seventh annual Business of Biotech conference hosted by the Moffitt Cancer Center on Feb. 11.

Mining Electronic Records for Revealing Health Data
The New York Times – Jan. 15
“One patient may be in as many as 20 different databases,” said Dr. William S. Dalton, founding director of the Personalized Medicine Institute at Moffitt Cancer Center, which is currently tracking more than 90,000 patients at 18 different sites around the country.

Sarasota woman fighting advanced stage of cancer
WWSB ABC 7 – Jan. 14
Lempe, a Sarasota resident, thought she was in the clear after having the skin cancer surgically removed at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, but five years later, the melanoma came back.

Seminar, webinar to focus on breast cancer diagnostics
The Times of Northwest Indiana – Jan. 14
Dr. Anthony Magliocco, chair of the anatomic pathology department at the Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center, and Dr. Elizabeth Hammond, professor of pathology and adjunct professor of internal medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine, will present "Breast Cancer Diagnostics: Present and Future Best Practices" from 11 a.m. to noon.

How Fear and Mistrust Affect Cancer Screening
dailyRx News – Jan. 14
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida led a randomized telephone survey of more than 1,100 Hispanics, blacks and whites between the ages of 18 and 94.

Latinos likely to skip cancer screening, distrust medical providers
Voxxi – Jan. 13
Hispanics and non-college-educated patients are almost twice as likely to report feeling used as “guinea pigs” by medical health professionals when compared to non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic blacks, reveals data compiled by the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Charitable events for Jan. 13, 2013
The Ocala Star-Banner – Jan. 13
Jan. 26: Poker Run benefiting American Cancer Society Moffitt Cancer Center Ovarian Cancer Research starts at 10 a.m. at American Legion Post 237, 4077 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills.

TGH and Moffitt tell employees to get flu shot or wear mask
10 News – Jan. 11
Moffitt Cancer Center also has a similar policy, although they do not require employees to pay an additional fee for not getting a vaccine.

Norton qualifies for cancer project
The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal “Health Bytes” blog – Jan. 11
Norton is a community-based affiliate of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

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