March 8, 2013

Things to do in Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Times – March 8
Prelude to a Cure: Benefits lung cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center. 

American Cancer Society holding third annual Cancer Prevention Study
Tampa Bay Times – March 8
Moffitt Cancer Center at International Plaza: April 25 , Moffitt Cancer Center in north Tampa: April 25 and 26

Robert Trigaux: Can Ambitious Tampa Bay Lay Claim to Health Care Innovation Capital?
Tampa Bay Times – March 7
Klasko stressed this project is not a USF or Moffitt Cancer Center or Tampa General effort.

Shriners, Tampa General, Moffitt receive Southwest Airlines grants
Tampa Bay Business Journal – March 7
Shriners Hospitals for Children, Tampa General Hospital and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute are recipients of free travel through Southwest Airlines’ 2013 Medical Transportation Grant Program.

Breaking New Ground
Tampa Bay Medical News – March 7
Last month, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute expanded its footprint in Tampa with the groundbreaking for a new $74.2 million McKinley outpatient facility.

Annual men's health forum Saturday at USF
Tampa Bay Times – March 7
Moffitt Cancer Center presents the Men's Health Forum on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the University of South Florida's Marshall Center.

North Tampa events
Tampa Bay Times – March 7
Moffitt Cancer Center presents the Men's Health Forum: The event takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the University of South Florida's Marshall Center.

Dramatic Changes in Treatment Landscape of MDS
Medscape Today – March 6
"I think that we will see in the next 5 years some very effective new drugs entering the marketplace," said Alan List, MD, president and chief executive officer at the H. Lee the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

SMA student battles cancer, maintains positive attitude
The Longboat Observer – March 6
Following her 2011 diagnosis, Krueger underwent a year of chemotherapy at All Children’s Hospital, in St. Petersburg, and she had her left shoulder blade amputated at the Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa.

Things to do in Northeast Tampa
The Tampa Tribune – March 6
There will be a Men's Health Forum presented by Moffitt Cancer Center in association with the Haitian Association Foundation of Tampa Bay Inc. at the Marshall Center at USF, 4202 E. Fowler Ave.

Mouse Study Sheds Light On Why Some Cancer Vaccines Fail
NPR “Shots, HEALTH NEWS FROM NPR” blog – March 4
The results of this study confirm the findings of others in the field, and could be an important addition to cancer vaccine research, says Dr. Jeffery Weber, a tumor immunologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, who wasn't associated with the study.

Runners take off in Hooters half marathon in Fort Myers
WINK NEWS (Fort Myers) – March 3
The Hooters Half Marathon benefits the Moffitt Cancer Center and the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida.

REAL MEN DON'T RISK IT
The Tampa Tribune – March 2
His story is typical of the roughly 600 men who annually attend the forum, now in its 13th year, says Brian Rivers, a faculty researcher for the leading sponsor, the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Moffitt teams up with the Rays to fight skin cancer during Spring Training
10 News – March 2
Moffitt Cancer Center is teaming up with the Tampa Bay Rays to fight skin cancer.

One-Two Punch in the Cancer Gut
daily Rx – March 2
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida were led by Ravi Shridhar, MD, PhD, of the Radiation Oncology Department.

Reality TV star charged with fraud
The Daily Commercial – March 2
Melinda Liter, who has stage 4 lung and bone cancer, said she met Clawson at Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages last year and the woman being so frail and pale helped her believe the her story that she was a cancer patient there too.

Venezuelan Official Confirms Chávez Receiving Cancer Treatments
The New York Times – March 1
“The definition of palliative treatment is that the cancer can’t be cured and one is treating only to make the person comfortable and relieve discomfort,” said Dr. Julio Pow-Sang, an oncologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

M2Gen partnership advances Moffitt Cancer Center vision for personalized medicine
Tampa Bay Times – March 1
Moffitt Cancer Center's ambitions to become a leader in personalized cancer treatment advanced this week with the announcement of a new research partner with global reach.

Specialty ACOs: The Next Step in Accountable Care
Becker’s Hospital Review – March 1
For example, insurer Florida Blue formed two oncology ACOs in 2012: one with Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center and another with Coral Gables, Fla.-based Baptist Health South Florida and an oncology group.

Potential new therapeutic target for treating non-small cell lung cancer
Oncology Nurse Advisor – March 1
This study, conducted at the Molecular Oncology Department at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, explored identifying and understanding one of the signaling pathways in order to find potential drug targets to treat non-small cell lung cancer.

Law firms seek victims of 'bad robot surgery'
CNET – March 1
"I started doing robotic surgery two and a half years ago because I think it is the wave of the future and it will blossom into a great surgical technology that will truly benefit patients," Jacques-Pierre Fontaine, a lung cancer surgeon at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., told Crave.

Moffitt Cancer Center Offers Robotic Surgery to Treat Pancreatic Cancer
WGCU (Southwest Florida) – March 1
Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa is the first in Florida to provide a fully Robotic Whipple surgery for patients with pancreatic cancer.

Genes Can’t Always Predict the Future
daily RX – Feb. 28
John R. McLaughlin, MD, from the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada, worked with fellow researchers at Yale University and the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida to investigate long-term survival for women with ovarian cancer and certain genetic mutations.

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