May 17, 2013

Moffitt posts gains in latest quarter
Tampa Bay Business Journal “Wake-Up Call” blog – May 16
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute posted operating income of $2.8 million in the third quarter, a big improvement over the $4.7 million loss in the same quarter a year ago.

Swimming in the deep
Tampa Bay Times – May 16
Last year's inaugural Clearwater event raised more than $100,000 for the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and organizers hope to double that amount this year.

Surviving the jungle
Winter Park/Maitland Observer – May 16
In need of surgery to remove the cancer from his face, Grosman was sent to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa where he went through three operations.

ESSENCE Poll: Are You Staying on Top of Your Breast Health?
Essence – May 15
However, according to a study conducted by the Moffitt Cancer Center, African-American women are less likely to get genetic testing for gene abnormalities.

Angelina Jolie's medical journey outlined on breast center website
ABC Action News – May 15
A spokesperson from Moffitt Cancer Center said they are seeing an increase in calls for genetic testing ever since Jolie's announcement.

Safety net hospitals scrambling to prevent $65 million Scott veto
Tampa Bay Times “The Buzz” blog – May 15
A range of rural and specialty hospitals would also lose funding, such as a $1 million loss for Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Angelina Jolie's decision draws praise from Tampa Bay patients, physicians
Tampa Bay Times – May 14
"It's trending upward, becoming more common," said Dr. Tuya Pal, a clinical geneticist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Jolie praised for writing about double mastectomy
The Tampa Tribune – May 14
In general, individuals with a BRCA gene mutation face a 60 to 70 percent average lifetime risk of breast cancer, said Tuya Pal, a clinical geneticist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Angelina Jolie's decision resonates with many women
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – May 14
But Tuya Pal, a clinical geneticist with Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, called Jolie's discussion of genetic risk "a great opportunity to raise awareness."

While hailing Angelina Jolie’s bravery, doctors caution not every woman needs to get genetic test for breast cancer
The Palm Beach Post – May 14
But one ethnic group, Ashkenazi Jews, has a much higher risk of inheriting the faulty genes, 1 in 50, said Dr. Tuya Pal, a clinical geneticist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

'My whole world came crashing down'
FOX-13 – May 14
Lutz mom spreads word about double mastectomies

Jolie not alone in decision for double mastectomy
10 News – May 14
Isabel Mascareñas joins us live from Moffitt Cancer Center. Moffitt genetics counselor Meghan Sherman joins us tonight.

Swim Across America: Tampa Bay swims for cancer research
10 News – May 14
"Last year's initial event was terrific. We had more than 100 swimmers, we raised $100,000 for Moffitt Cancer Center Research and this year we are expecting to have more than 200 swimmers and hopefully, double that amount," said Swimmer Recruiter Craig Cordell.

Pursuing a new health care vision
The Tampa Tribune – May 14
The University of South Florida medical school, Draper Bioengineering Center, the Moffitt Cancer Center, M2Gen, Tampa General Hospital and other local health care enterprises are leading the way in developing treatments based on the specific needs of each patient, not simply responding to a disease.

Paris Air Show for health care? Tampa Bay medical industry aims high
Tampa Bay Times – May 13
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn's relentless economic cheerleading, the Hillsborough County Commission's committing millions to back Moffitt Cancer Center spinoff M2Gen and other entrepreneurs, and the fading recession have all reignited a regional can-do mood.

Swim Across America
FOX-13 – May 13
Swim Across America is this Saturday out at Pier 60, and it’s a race benefiting Moffitt Cancer Center.

Some mother-daughter relationships show up later in life
Tampa Bay Times – May 11
Ironically, Kaywell says, doctors diagnosed Darlene, who worked at Moffitt Cancer Center, with an incurable form of cancer.

Clearwater Beach fundraising swim benefits Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa Bay Times – May 11
The Tampa Bay chapter of Swim Across America will host its second annual open water fundraising swim benefiting Moffitt Cancer Center at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Pier 60, One Causeway Blvd., Clearwater Beach.

Rays' Hellickson wastes another big lead
Tampa Bay Times – May 11
3B Evan Longoriaended his day with a 360-foot dash around the bases; he started it with a 1-mile walk as part of the PNC Bank Miles for Moffitt event at USF benefiting cancer research that drew 6,500 participants.

On The Agenda
The Ledger – May 11
Moffitt Cancer Center Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing Joe Hice is the keynote speaker.

Rays notes: Hellickson looks to finish job
The Tampa Tribune – May 11
3B Evan Longoria participated this morning in the PNC Bank Miles for Moffitt one-mile run/walk at USF to benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Thousands participate in Miles for Moffitt
10 News – May 11
The 8th annual Miles for Moffitt event took place Saturday, May 11 near the USF Sun Dome in Tampa.

Miles for Moffitt
WFLA, News Channel 8 – May 11

May 11 Is a Big Day in Brandon
Brandon Patch – May 11
Support the fight against cancer, and the cancer fighters themselves, with Miles for Moffitt.

Rays callup Lueke seeks better results
Tampa Bay Times – May 10
HELPING HAND:3B Evan Longoriawill participate in the PNC Bank Miles for Moffitt one-mile run/walk this morning to benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Forbes.com touts Tampa Bay area health care initiatives
Tampa Bay Times “Bay Buzz” blog – May 10
These local efforts, recently outlined by Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. CEO Rick Homansand USF Health CEO Dr. Stephen Klasko, involve teaming up entrepeneurs and start-ups with big players like University of South Florida Health, the Moffitt Cancer Center, USF's Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, M2Gen, Draper Laboratory, SRI International and All Children's Hospital-Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Nubain Reduces Opioid-Related Itching
MedPage Today – May 10
"Nalbuphine is commonly used for pruritus," said David Craig, PharmD, a clinical pharmacy specialist at the Moffitt Cancer Center at the University of South Florida, Tampa.

IV Baclofen Good for Spasm-Related Pain
MedPage Today – May 10
David Craig, PharmD, clinical pharmacist specialist at Moffitt Cancer Center at the University of South Florida, Tampa, told MedPage Today that using baclofen as an intravenous agent is the most interesting part of the study.

Inflammation Continues in Chronic Pain Patients
MedPage Today – May 10
David Craig, PharmD, clinical pharmacist specialist at Moffitt Cancer Center at the University of South Florida, Tampa, told MedPage Today:

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