June 7, 2013

Guidelines recommend low-dose CT scans for those at high risk for lung cancer
HemOnc Today – June 6
“Our new lung cancer guidelines take into account the many advances and new information in the field by providing comprehensive and nuanced recommendations related to prevention, screening, diagnosis, staging, and medical and surgical treatments,” W. Michael Alberts, MD, MBA, FCCP, vice president of medical affairs at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., and chairman of the guideline panel, said in a press release.

ASCO: Immunotherapy for Advanced Melanoma
CancerNetwork – June 6
The question of whether nivolumab is effective in patients who have failed prior treatment with another immunotherapy (ie, ipilimumab) was addressed by results presented by Dr. Jeffrey Weber of the Moffitt Cancer Center.

EPA: 4 Bay area counties have increased levels of radon exposure, one of top lung cancer causes
10 News – June 5
Moffitt Cancer Center Dr. Matthew Schabath told 10 News often lung cancer patients do not show any symptoms.

Fight cancer with food
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.) – June 5
Dr. Thomas Sellers of Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center says that “as many as 70 percent of known causes of cancer are avoidable and related to lifestyle.”

Knitting group weaves charity, friendship
Tampa Bay Times – June 4
Recipients include virtually all the area's most prominent social agencies and hospitals such as IBC Street Project for the homeless, the domestic violence shelter Reach, the Women's Resource Center, Fivay Homeless Teens, Mary's House Drug Rehab, the ARC center for developmental disabilities, HPH Hospice, Moffitt Cancer Center, the Salvation Army Domestic Violence Shelter and Shriners' Children's Hospital.

HPV Gets Star Treatment: Michael Douglas
Health News Florida – June 4
Irene Maher of the Tampa Bay Times uses Douglas' attention-getting remarks as a jumping-off point for a Q-and-A with Dr. Anna Giuliano, director of the Center for Infection Research in Cancer at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Michael Douglas interview puts focus on oral sex and throat cancer
Tampa Bay Times – June 3
To find out more about HPV and Douglas' statement, we turned to Anna Giuliano, a researcher and director of the Center for Infection Research in Cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Covington woman looking for the right doctor to treat rare form of cancer
Newton Citizen (Newton County, Ga.) – June 3
After hearing that prognosis, Bennett travelled to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., where she was told that removing the tumor is impossible because of its location (entwined with the main artery that runs through the stomach) and built up scar tissue from the colon resection to remove the mass earlier.

Kathryn Gillette: Bayfront's new CEO rising to meet broad health care challenges
Tampa Bay Times – May 31
The ads tout BayCare's regional convenience! Tampa General's ratings! Moffitt Cancer Center's excellence! Florida Hospital, HCA Tenet and other chains share a myriad of tips for staying healthy.

Florida lawmakers-turned-lobbyists fuel revolving door of politics
Tampa Bay Times – May 31
Davis, who works for Holland & Knight and has a stable of clients ranging from Amscot Financial to Moffitt Cancer Center, said: "I really feel the key is what you've got to say. It's important that lawmakers make decisions on the merits. That's how I felt when I served and still feel that way. You have to respect the institution and the rules."

From cardio killer to super food, coconut products are all the rage
Tampa Bay Times – May 31
"I don't consider coconut oil a health food," said Nagi Kumar, a registered dietitian and director of cancer chemoprevention at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, as well as a professor at USF Health.

Kids Classic delivers excitement with 15 tarpon released
Boca Beacon – May 31
Capt. Waylon Mills donated $1,000 of his prize money back to the charities the tournament benefited, the “Families First” program at Moffitt Cancer Institute and the music therapy program at All Children’s Hospital.

Monster fish caught during Kids Classic
Gasparilla Gazette – May 31
The Fish family from Baltimore Max, Georgia and 9-year-old Paul caught two tarpon and placed second during the catch-and-release tournament, which raised $27,000 for Moffitt Cancer Center's Families First program in Tampa and the music therapy program at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.

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