May 31, 2013

Doctors noticing the "Angelina Jolie effect"
FOX-13 News – May 30
Moffitt Cancer Center's genetic counselors say the exposure about BRCA testing is huge for women's health.

Optimizing Nutrition in Cancer Patients: Moffitt’s Evidence Based Approach
Florida MD – May 29
In a retrospective evaluation of 68 patients with esophageal cancer at Moffitt undergoing concurrent chemotherapy and radiation, we confirmed an association with greater than 5% weight loss and frequency of treatment interruptions, hospitalizations and use of IV fluids.

Beats a cure: Cancer prevention research takes off
New Scientist – May 29
"The search for cancer vaccines is on," says Anna Giuliano, director of the Center for Infection Research in Cancer at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Physician opens new family practice in Sun City Center
The Tampa Tribune – May 29
Before relocating to the United States to marry in 2007, Dhaliwal practiced medicine at several medical facilities in India, then completed an observership at Tampa General Hospital and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center where she shadowed a physician for 20 months to learn the U.S. health system.

Free program at YMCA helps cancer survivors regain strength
The Tampa Tribune – May 28
Last week, after going through the class, she and her husband walked the five-mile Miles for Moffitt fundraiser for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Moffitt, community cancer centers question new state award
Tampa Bay Times – May 26
A little more than a year ago, Gov. Rick Scott warned Moffitt Cancer Center and two other Florida research institutions they would lose state funds if they tried to franchise their brand names.

Blaze takes Kids Classic honors, Hey, Moma! and Sea Hawk follow up
Boca Beacon – May 26
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

Paddle Against Cancer
10 News – May 25
More than 150 paddleboarders are expected to hit the water at the 3rd annual "Paddle Against Cancer" to benefit Moffitt Cancer Center.

Latest MDS Research To Be Presented At The American Society Of Clinical Oncology’s Annual Meeting (ASCO 2013)
The MDS Beacon – May 24
Dr. Rami Komrokji from the Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa will speak about new treatments for MDS, and Dr. Mikkael Sekeres from the Cleve­land Clinic will speak about the diagnosis of patients with both MDS and myeloproliferative diseases (MPD), which are diseases that are related to MDS.


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