May 10, 2013

Skin Cancer: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
Family Circle – June 2013
They mess with the genes that tell cells when to die off, causing them to grow out of control, explains Ragini Kudchadkar, M.D., a medical oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Miles for Moffitt Steps Off Saturday
WUSF News – May 10
Between sixty-five hundred and seven thousand runners and walkers are expected to trek through the USF Tampa campus Saturday morning for the PNC Bank Miles for Moffitt.

Tampa Stakes its Claim to Lead Healthcare into the Future
Forbes – May 9
The keys to that transformation are embedded in our community in the form of entrepreneurs, existing life science companies, research facilities and universities: University of South Florida Health (and its multitude of initiatives), Moffitt Cancer Center, the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), M2Gen, Draper Laboratory, SRI International and All Children’s Hospital-Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Machen, UF trustees pleased with legislative support
The Gainesville Sun – May 9
Other line items of interest include $3.3 million for the Shands Cancer Hospital, $7.05 million in cancer research to be split between Shands, Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and the cancer center in Miami, and $1.25 million for Alzheimer's research.

Tampa cancer lab has yet to fulfill hype
The Tampa Tribune – May 8
Known as M2Gen, the lab so far hasn’t led to a flowering of high-tech and scientific companies in the area surrounding H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Marijuana habit not linked to lung cancer
Internal Medicine News – May 8
As a general recommendation, smoking anything isn’t good for the respiratory system, said Dr. Alberts, chief medical officer of the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa.

M2Gen At Center Of Growing Research Corridor In North Tampa
83 Degrees – May 7
The seeds of innovation have taken root on 30 acres donated by Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa, just north of Bougainvillea Avenue, where M2Gen, a subsidiary of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, is working to connect patients to a cure.

MediFuture 2023 Aims to Disrupt Healthcare Delivery
83 Degrees – May 7
Dalton, former CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center, believes as many others do, that personalized medicine is the wave of the future, and that "precision medicine" assisted by bio-information -- a homegrown concept that M2Gen has already exported on a large scale -- has already arrived in Tampa Bay.

Moffitt Cancer Center nurse Vikki Pinkos uses own cancer battle to relate to patients
10 News – May 7
Every year thousands of runners and walkers lace up their shoes to take on Miles for Moffitt.

ACCP Issues New Guidelines for Lung Cancer Screening
Medscape Today – May 7
It also showcases the importance of multidisciplinary, team-based care when it comes to effective lung cancer treatment — collaborative decisions based on collective knowledge provide the most comprehensive patient-focused care," added Dr. Alberts, from Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida.

Lung Cancer Treatment Guidelines Evolving
The Ledger – May 7
"There is sufficient evidence in the medical literature now to recommend screening," said Dr. W. Michael Alberts, guidelines panel chairman and an oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

CT Screening Reduces Lung Cancer Deaths
Medical News Today – May 7
Guideline Panel Chair, W. Michael Alberts , MD, MBA, FCCP, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL., said: "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.”

Changes Coming in Cancer, HIV Treatment
Health News Florida – May 7
Moffitt Cancer Center has created an Integrated Mathematical Oncology Department led by Dr. Robert Gatenby, an American radiologist and math whiz, Florida Trendreports.

Space Coast Cancer Center Adds Lung Cancer Services
Space Coast Daily – May 7
The mission of the physicians and staff of Space Coast Cancer Center is to provide state-of-the-art cancer care utilizing the most modern and safest technology, follow evidence-based national guidelines, and collaborating with Moffitt Cancer Center.

Bloomingdale Beef’s holds benefit for cancer victim
The Tampa Tribune – May 7
“This time, he’s at Moffitt Cancer Center and is undergoing some treatment.”

Accused in trail of scams, woman involved in reality TV stunt pleads guilty to fraud
Orlando Sentinel – May 7
She also took advantage of a cancer patient that she met at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Megachurch only part of Tampa pastor’s legacy
The Tampa Tribune – May 6
As an advisory board member at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, he would visit the hospital and see patients coming and going to treatment.

Medical Math: Mathematicians doing cancer research
Florida Trend – May 6
Moffitt Cancer Center had just hired Gatenby to shore up its radiology department.

Insights: Cancer care in Florida
Florida Trend – May 6
"The classic mechanisms for therapy for 50 years have been to trot out your biggest, baddest drugs, give it in your highest dose possible, as quickly as possible. The idea is you really want to whack it," says Dr. Robert Gatenby.

Melanoma Monday: What men and women need to know about skin cancer
10 News – May 6
"Women maybe are a little more likely to have melanoma on their legs because they get a little more sun exposure on their legs. Men are likely to have melanoma on the top of their scalp," said Moffitt Cancer Center's Dr. Vernon Sondak.

ABC Action News: Weekend Edition: Moffitt Cancer Center events
ABC Action News – May 4
Three big Moffitt Cancer Center events coming up, Miles for Moffitt, Swim Across America, and Paddle Against Cancer.

Column: For our health care, a new medicine
Tampa Bay Times – May 4
The keys to that transformation are embedded in our community in the form of entrepreneurs, existing life science companies, research facilities and universities: University of South Florida Health (and its multitude of initiatives), Moffitt Cancer Center, the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), M2Gen, Draper Laboratory, SRI International and All Children's Hospital-Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Hospice Patient Gets Ride in Hot-Air Balloon With Daughter
The Ledger – May 3
But, before long, cancer was found near a rib on her right side, which led to her transfer to Moffitt Cancer Center as a charity patient.

Gasparilla Island Kids Classic just around the corner, get your spot now
The Boca Beacon – May 3
This tournament benefits the Families First program at Moffitt Cancer Center, a program initiated to help parents and their children as they adjust to the changes that occur within the family when a parent has cancer.

Pressure on FDA for Abuse-Deterrent Generic Opioid Analgesics Mounts
Pain Medicine News – May 2013
In a podcast posted on in March, David Craig, PharmD, BCPS, a clinical pharmacist specialist and director of the Pain and Palliative Care Specialty Residency at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., acknowledged the safety advantages of tamper-resistant formulations, but worried that a mandate could have serious cost implications for some patients.


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