July 19, 2013

Bristol-Myers Squibb, major drug maker, picks Hillsborough for nearly 600 jobs
Tampa Bay Times – July 18
But it is also expected to play a significant role in Tampa Bay's fast-emerging health care and personalized medicine industry now anchored by USF Health, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, M2Gen and others.

Bristol-Myers Squibb bringing 579 jobs to Tampa
The Tampa Tribune – July 18
The county has made a special effort to build up a biotech industrial base around its signature medical and research facilities, such as the University of South Florida medical school and research institutions, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation and the M2GEN biomarker research institute.

Politics Behind Cut to Research
Health News Florida – July 18
About $7 million each went to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami and Shands/University of Florida Cancer Center in Gainesville.

Luscious pastries, healthy lunches draw the hungry to new Safety Harbor bakery
Tampa Bay Times – July 18
A native of the Republic of Cameroon in Africa, Nelson spent years in Montreal before landing in Tampa 16 years ago for a job as professional fundraiser for the University of South Florida and then the F. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Carcinogens in your home
FOX-13 – July 18
Dr. Nagi Kumar is a professor and research scientist at Moffitt Cancer Center here in Tampa.

Tampa General, Moffitt top local list of U.S. News' best hospitals
Tampa Bay Times – July 17
Tampa General Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center are the local winners in U.S. News and World Report'sannual list of the best hospitals in the nation.

Florida Hospital Beats Tampa General in State Rankings
New Tampa Patch – July 17
Locally, Tampa General came in first place and Moffitt Cancer Center was ranked at No. 2.

Local Realtor continues to battle leukemia
Florida Weekly (Charlotte County) – July 17
Ms. LaFlamme’s is being treated at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Locoregional Treatment Options for Liver Tumors
Florida MD – July 16
At Moffitt Cancer Center, we have a weekly multidisciplinary tumor board with GI surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, and interventional radiologists who all specialize in the management of gastrointestinal cancers. 

Moffitt Cancer Center ranks 19th in nation for cancer care
10 News – July 16
Moffitt Cancer Center is ranked 19th, scoring high for high survival rates, advanced technologies, and key patient services like hospice and pain management.

Sarasota Memorial, Moffitt included on U.S. News list
Tampa Bay Business Journal – July 16
On Tuesday’s U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” list, Moffitt Cancer Center and Sarasota Memorial Hospital also made the cut.

And the Winning Hospitals Are…..
The Ledger “Robin’s Rx” blog – July 16
Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa was eighth with one nationally ranked specialty and three high-performing ones.

Researchers seek African Americans for colon cancer study
The Suncoast News – July 16
To find out, and to give individuals lacking access to screening an opportunity to get tested, researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa have been doing a study that targets the African American population.

Local cancer clinics offer oncology massage to aid recovery
Bradenton Herald – July 16
Large cancer centers like M.D. Anderson in Texas and the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa have long offered massage and other therapies such as acupuncture as part of integrative wellness programs.

Watson Clinic's Center for Cancer Care & Research Is Reaccredited
The Ledger – July 15
That's provoked concern from some nonhospital centers and from Moffitt Cancer Center, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Suncoast man is off to to campaign for the registry that saved his life
WWSB, My Suncoast – July 15
With the help of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Pinkney enlisted Be The Match who found a donor.

Ernest Hooper: Cancer's no laughing matter, but Moffitt comedy show is
Tampa Bay Times – July 14
That question didn't get lost Friday night with officials at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Life science company eyeing Hillsborough
The Tampa Tribune – July 13
On top of that, the county has made a special effort to build up a biotech industrial base around its signature medical and research facilities, such as the University of South Florida medical school and research institutions, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation and the M2GEN biomarker research institute.

Dept. of Health announces grant awards to researchers working to cure cancer and tobacco-related diseases…
Foster Folly News – July 13
From these competitive applicants, grant awards were provided to researchers at the University of Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of Miami, the University of South Florida, Florida International University and the Sanford-Burnham Research Institute.

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.

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