March 1, 2013

Blog Spotlight: Dani Gray on the 'Duckies' Fight To Aid Miles for Moffitt
Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch – Mar. 1
Proceeds benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center and its research to support active and enduring efforts to cure and prevent cancer.  

Gibbs Cancer Center adds "research" to name and focus
The Spartanburg Herald-Journal – Mar. 1
Before coming to Spartanburg, he worked at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida for 20 years, building it into the third largest Cancer Center in the country.

Amy Scherzer's Diary: YMK Gasparilla's 100th coronation; Children Across Borders goes Bollywood; Tampa Theatre gets the Oscars
Tampa Bay Times – Feb. 28
March 8: Seventh annual Andrea's Sip for Life benefits Moffitt Cancer Center. 7 p.m.; Tampa Bay History Center; $100; columbia

Optimizing Advanced Technologies to Improve Outcomes in Esophageal Cancer
OncLive – Feb. 28
At the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers Symposium held in San Francisco, Ravi Shridhar, MD, PhD, presented data on behalf of Moffitt Cancer Center’s Esophageal Research Team that showed that patients with advanced disease who received chemoradiotherapy followed by surgical resection had improved survival compared with chemoradiotherapy alone: 42.3% versus 29%, (P <.0001), respectively.

2013 Hooters Half Marathon set for March 3
Pine Island Eagle – Feb. 27
Proceeds from the race will benefit The Moffitt Cancer Center and Barbara's Friends - Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund.

M2Gen strikes deal with Covance
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Feb. 26
M2Gen, a Moffitt Cancer Center subsidiary that focuses on personalized medicine initiatives, will use Covance as its preferred provider for DNA/RNA sequencing, gene expression analysis and genotyping analysis services, a statement said.

Drinking wine never tasted so good! 7th Annual "Andrea's Sip for Life"
Visit Tampa Bay “Bay Bloggers” – Feb. 26
He was especially touched by the story of Andrea Dicks Hartley, a young mother and Moffitt patient who lost her battle to sarcoma cancer in August 2006 at the age of 30.

Top 7 of the list: Florida Cancer Centers
Tampa Bay Business Journal - Feb. 25
Tampa is home to the top cancer center on the list, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. 

Melanoma: Closer to Answers
Tampa Bay Medical News - Feb. 25
More effective immunotherapy for melanoma, a leading cause of cancer mortality, hinges on blocking suppressive factors, say researchers at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Boil water notice lifted for Tampa
The Oracle – Feb. 25
While most of campus receives its water supply through USF’s Physical Plant, some parts of campus, including Greek Village, Moffitt Cancer Center, Shriner’s Hospital and USF Research Park are serviced by the City of Tampa Water Department. 

100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs
Becker’s Hospital Review – Feb. 22
Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.). Moffitt Cancer Center was created by the state legislature to address cancer research, prevention and treatment, and is named after H. Lee Moffitt, the former speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.

Public Smoking Ban In Florida Introduced By New Senate Bill
The Huffington Post – Feb. 22
Although the measure passed unanimously on Thursday with the support of health organization such as American Heart Association to the Moffitt Cancer Center, there was some pushback from one interest group: restaurants.

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