July 12, 2013

The Best Cancer Hospitals in the U.S.
Men’s Health – July 2013
Moffitt is the only comprehensive cancer center in Florida, and scientists focus on early-stage translational research (how to make treatments benefit you as quickly as possible).

North of Tampa entertainment calendar
Tampa Bay Times – July 11
Laughter is the Remedy: Comedians Tony Esposito and Thomas Brown headline this free event hosted by Moffitt Cancer Center that will combine humor, health disparities and cancer education, 6-11 p.m. at Moffitt Cancer Center Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive. Free.

State decision puts USF research in jeopardy
The Oracle – July 11
A state decision to limit funding on certain research grants may hinder the last two years of projects by researchers at USF and the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Federal funding for medical research and public health could be sequester casualty
WMNF – July 10
Which means that scientists at USF and at Moffitt just won't have the resources to continue many of the projects that they started or would like to start.

Genetic variants that predict aggressive prostate cancers identified
Oncology Nurse Advisor – July 10
Prostate cancer accounts for 20% of all cancers and 9% of cancer deaths, explained a team of researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Virus plus rapamycin kills glioblastoma stem cells
Oncology Nurse Advisor – July 10
Forsyth, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, worked with a team to test the oncolytic potential of myxoma virus alone and in combination with rapamycin using human brain tumor–initiating cells (BTICs).

DOH Cancels Studies in Mid-Stream
Health News Florida – July 9
A letter of protest was signed by 18 researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center, University of Miami, University of South Florida, University of Florida, Florida International, and Mayo Clinic Florida.

InformedDNA gets 'rocket fuel' for growth
Tampa Bay Business Journal “Wake-Up Call” blog – July 9
It’s the first outside capital raise for the company, founded in 2007 by Nixon and Dr. Rebecca Sutphen, a University of South Florida professor and former Moffitt Cancer Center director, and others.

Local Banker Paddles Against Cancer
Clearwater Patch – July 9
Gene Evans and about 200 other local stand-up paddleboarders helped raised over $30,000 for the Moffitt Cancer Center recently.

Single men, smokers at higher risk for oral HPV: study
Toronto Star – July 9
“We did not find a significant link (with oral sex), but we did find that sexual orientation and marital status appeared to be predictive of oral HPV infection,” explained lead author Christine Pierce Campbell, a post-doctoral fellow at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Hands-on food-modification training for professional caregivers
Orlando Sentinel – July 9
The Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages Regional Hospital offers cancer research trials and studies.

Single Guys and Smokers Going Viral
dailyRx – July 7
Christine M. Pierce Campbell, PhD, MPH, a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Infection Research in Cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, was the lead investigator of the HPV Infection in Men (HIM) study.

Tampa General cancer center expands
Tampa Bay Business Journal – July 5
The new clinic is the result of a joint agreement among TGH, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Tampa cancer society reorganizing operations
The Tampa Tribune – July 5
The reorganization won't affect the Tampa Hope Lodge facility next to the Moffitt Cancer Center or the society's popular ride service, which got 555 Tampa area patients to 5,800 appointments last year.

Tampa Bay Rays return for 10-game homestand featuring concerts, giveaways
10 News – July 5
The uniforms will then be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting Moffitt Cancer Center and the Rays Baseball Foundation.

Single Males and Smokers At a Higher Risk of HPV-Related Oral Infections
Counsel & Heal – July 3
Campbell is a postdoctoral fellow at the Moffitt's Center for Infection Research in Cancer.


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