August 29, 2014

H. Lee Moffitt is a ‘Florida Icon’
Florida Trend – Aug. 28
A few moments with H. Lee Moffitt, attorney, former speaker of the Florida House and namesake of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa; age 72: “The amount of politics in medicine is always amazing to me. It’s about turf. It’s about ego. It’s about money,” says the namesake of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa.

Health care providers offer prescription for better services
The Laker/Lutz News – Aug. 28
As the nation moves toward more personalized medicine, “we need to approach nontraditional trials,” agreed Dr. Thomas Sellers, the center director and executive vice president for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

MY VERO: Turning to surgery to stop epileptic seizures – Aug. 28

Rose hasn’t driven since that fateful night, instead relying on family and friends to provide rides to wherever she needed to go — and that included the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Math may hold key to cancer cure, a Marshall Scholarship recipient believes
Tampa Bay Times – Aug. 27
But if Derek Park, a 23-year-old Marshall Scholar recipient who has spent the last year working in Moffitt Cancer Center’s department of Integrated Mathematical Oncology has any say about it, they don’t have to be.

Latest project a major Sew N Sews donation to hospice
The Tampa Tribune – Aug. 27
Other service projects include making bags that attach to walkers for various organizations and rehabs in the community; pajama bottoms for children staying at A Kid’s Place in Valrico; and pretty pockets for Moffitt Cancer Center mastectomy patients to go on the inside of the gown and carry drains.

[ LETTER ] Thankful for Affordable Care Act in America — The Land of the Greedy
The Ledger – Aug. 27
Thank goodness Moffitt Cancer Center accepts my insurance to treat me and is not just trying to make an unconscionable profit from ill health.

Free screening for skin cancer offered
Orlando Sentinel – Aug. 26
Central Florida Health Alliance has partnered with the Moffitt Cancer Center and local dermatologists to provide free skin-cancer screenings from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center at Leesburg Regional Medical Center, 404 Childs St.

Jesuit: Bulleit knows how to handle spotlight
The Tampa Tribune – Aug. 26
This past summer, in fact, he shadowed a surgeon at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Tattoo shop raises funds for big cat sanctuary
The Suncoast News – Aug. 26
“We’ve raised money for Moffitt Cancer Center, local sports teams, sick kids. We have a deep connection to the community. It’s about giving back.”

Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Aug. 22
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., is scheduled to host a roundtable that will include representatives from the University of South Florida, Nemours Children’s Hospital, the Moffitt Cancer Center and other organizations to discuss issues such as spurring innovation in health care.


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