January 25, 2013

Quitting smoking before surgery to keep from lighting up after
Tampa Bay Times – Jan. 26
Not a good plan, according to Moffitt Cancer Center researchers.

Should more men be getting HPV vaccination?
HLNtv.com “DR. DREW ON CALL” – Jan. 24
Anna Giuliano, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, and colleagues found that about 50% of men have genital HPV infections, similar to women biologically but harder to clear, the Post published.

Some still smoke after cancer surgery
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Jan. 22
Those who stop smoking right away, before undergoing cancer-related surgery, are much more likely to keep it up afterward, according to a new study by researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Medicaid change hits teaching hospitals
The Tampa Tribune – Jan. 19
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, which is in a category separate from the main teaching hospitals, faces a $640,000 loss in graduate medical education, spokeswoman Patty Kim said.

Tampa Bay’s top law firms
Tampa Bay Business Journal “Wake-Up Call” blog – Jan. 18
One notable addition to the firm is H. Lee Moffitt, former Florida House speaker and founder of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, who joined as special counsel out of the Tallahassee and Tampa offices.

18 Recently Announced ACOs
Becker’s Hospital Review – Jan. 18
Florida Blue, Moffitt Cancer Center Form Cancer-Specific ACO

Gibbs Cancer Center building lab for cutting-edge research
Spartanburg Herald-Journal – Jan. 18
“If you don't have cutting-edge research going on, you can’t claim to be a cancer center,” said Yeatman, who has spent the past 20 years building the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., into one of the nation's leading cancer institutes.

10 earn Do The Right Thing honors
Cape Coral Daily Breeze – Jan. 18
She thought about her choices for a few minutes but the answer came easily to her; she would donate her earnings to the Moffitt Cancer Center.

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