October 25, 2013

Longtime Jewett Janitor Battling Six Different Cancers, but Not Ready to Give In

The Ledger – Oct. 24

Now, four years after graduating, Warren Bellamy is battling six different cancers, and will be transferred soon to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.


Life After Breast Cancer for Young Women
DailyRX – Oct. 24
M. Catherine Lee, MD, a surgical oncologist in the Center for Women’s Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, directed this study that surveyed women who’d been treated for breast cancer at Moffitt.

Dr. Sondak on Personalizing the Treatment of Melanoma
OncLive – Oct. 24
Vernon K. Sondak, MD, chair of the Department of Cutaneous Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, talks about personalized medicine when treating patients with melanoma.  

Rotary Club San Juan honors Kimberly Casiano
Caribbean Business – Oct. 24
She is also active on the board of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, which awards more than 4,000 college scholarships annually to Latino youth, and on the board of advisers of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., one of the main cancer centers in the mainland U.S.

Customers Making Sense of Health Insurance Changes
Bay News 9 – Oct. 23
As a breast cancer survivor she wanted to make sure she could keep her same doctors at Moffitt Cancer Center.

North Pinellas clubs for Oct. 23
Tampa Bay Times – Oct. 23
Elks members James "Smitty" Smith, Gary Richey and Lona Blue cooked and served enough wings for the lodge to make a $218 donation to Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center.

UnitedHealthcare Medicare Ad Misleading?
Health News Florida – Oct. 22
In Tampa Bay, where more than 50,000 residents are enrolled in the UnitedHealthcare AARP Medicare Advantage plans, three popular treatment centers -- St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute, Tampa Eye Institute and Moffitt Cancer Center -- are being dropped.

United Health Care plan drops Moffitt, other health centers
WTVT – Oct. 22
Moffitt Cancer Center is also on the list.

Pasco clerk's breast cancer fight makes fashion statement
Tampa Bay Times – Oct. 22
On Oct. 15, she got to take part in a tradition at Moffitt Cancer Center by ringing a large bell after her last chemo session.

New Diagnostic Tool Ready for Prime Time in Thyroid Cancer
MedPage Today – Oct. 22
During Marina Nikiforova's presentation on ThyroSeq, Bryan McIver, MD, PhD, of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., who has worked with both Afirma and miRInform, said ThyroSeq "is the way the future is going to go."

Parrish farm holds festival for children with autism
The Bradenton Herald – Oct. 22
Dohms will be one of the presenters at the seminar along with physician Lisa Merritt, Moffitt Cancer Center physical therapist Cecilia de Brigard; nurse practitioner and lymphedema specialist Ellen Poage-Hooper and Claire Hauenstein, president of Lymphedema Resources in Naples.

Patients scramble after AARP Medicare Advantage plans drop providers
Tampa Bay Times – Oct. 21
The changes affect some of the area’s larger providers, including St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute, Tampa Eye Institute and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Open enrollment: Time to pick your Medicare plan
Tampa Bay Times – Oct. 21
But as of January, AARP plans will now drop Moffitt Cancer Center, St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute and other providers from their HMO and PPO network.

Wignet fighting disease, but not alone
Tallahassee Democrat – Oct. 21
Today, Sheila Wignet, a graying 58-year-old homeless woman living at The Shelter, is fighting for her life 270 miles away at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Cancer Diagnosis Prompts Choices
The Ledger – Oct. 20
"The arts do not cure, but they can bring healing," said Cheryl Belanger, coordinator of the Moffitt Cancer Center Arts in Medicine Program.

Friends remember Congressman Bill Young
FOX-13 – Oct. 19
Jamie Wilson the Vice President of government relations at Moffitt Cancer Center said without the congressman millions of dollars in funding for research would have been lost.

Weekly Offerings
The Ledger – Oct. 19
Love offering will be taken to support research at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Musical duo Singing Tree to perform in Clermont
Orlando Sentinel – Oct. 19
The duo came together years ago at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

C. W. “Bill” Young, longest-serving Republican in the House, dies at 82
The Washington Post “Post Politics” blog – Oct. 18
Moffitt Cancer Center president Alan List said the congressman worked to establish the National Functional Genomics Center at Moffitt, which conducts research for the Department of Defense on the genetic signatures of different types of cancer. 

U.S. Rep. Bill Young dies at age 82
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Oct. 18
“Congressman Young had the vision to see how biomedical research could help transform health care for military personnel and all Americans,” said Dr. Alan List, president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center.

Amy Scherzer's Diary: MOSI's Hispanic Scientist of Year, Ybor City Museum Society gala
Tampa Bay Times – Oct. 15
Christina Larongais a surgical oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Cancer News and Breakthroughs from Southwest Florida Physicians
Sarasota Magazine – October 2013
Depending on the level of care cancer patients require, a short drive to a hometown hospital or a trek across I-75 to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa may be the most beneficial option.


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