September 20, 2013

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 18
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 18
Top Rated Tasting Benefit: Proceeds benefit Moffitt Cancer Center and Cure on Wheels.

Juan Capin, husband of Tampa councilwoman, dead at 67 – Sept. 17
He had been diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer in early August and had undergone treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center and at Tampa General Hospital.

Study: Florida popular testing ground for clinical drug trials
The Tampa Tribune – Sept. 17
The partnership tested the premise with the folks at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa and an industry group called BioFlorida.

Volunteer Spotlight: Survivor 'pays it forward'
Charlotte Sun – Sept. 17
The ACS also funds Hope Lodges where families can stay when a loved one is being treated, such as the one near the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Some Women Undergo Unnecessary Double Mastectomies
Live Science – Sept. 16
"This is a discussion I have with every under-40 breast-cancer patient," said Dr. M. Catharine Lee, a surgical breast oncologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Movers & Shakers
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 16
Jo Morris is the new director of legislative and cabinet affairs for the Florida Office of Financial Regulation. She previously served as a governmental analyst for the Florida Department of Health and she worked for the Office of Policy and Budget as well as the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

The cloud around e-cigs
The Virginian-Pilot – Sept. 16
But, as the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa recently noted, "the quality and safety of the devices are largely unknown."

Nancy Bryan: Creating jobs and improving our health
Tallahassee Democrat – Sept. 13
“Research in Your Backyard” shows nearly 440 trials of new cancer medicines are under way and recruiting patients today at such research facilities as the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute in Orlando, and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa.

The right steps to take on health care reform
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 13
Specifically, Florida Blue has partnered with the Tampa-based, nationally recognized Moffitt Cancer Center to develop an ACO focused on improving cancer treatment and care.

How Worried Should I Be About Cancer?
SELF Magazine - October
Sources: SEER, Cancer Statistics Review, National Cancer Institute; American Cancer Society; UC–San Diego School of Medicine; University of Minnesota; Parveen Bhatti, Ph.D., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; British Journal of Cancer; National Institutes of Health; CDC; Molly A. Brewer, M.D., University of Connecticut Health Center; The Skin Cancer Foundation; American Academy of Dermatology; Mayo Clinic; Richard Roetzheim, M.D., Moffitt Cancer Center; Norman H. Edelman, M.D., American Lung Association; EPA, Lung Cancer


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