January 17, 2014

Recognizing three who made a difference
Sun Sentinel – Jan. 17
She plans to help The Yellow Party at the IndyCar races, with proceeds going to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Foundation.

The Awake Craniotomy Presents Advantages in Resection of Eloquent Cortex Brain Tumors
OncLive – Jan. 15
At our (Moffitt) cancer center, we have an established awake-craniotomy program for tumors in eloquent cortex.

COMMENTARY: Evaluating and Screening Geriatric Patients for Treatment
The ASCO Post – Jan. 15
Martine Extermann, MD, PhD, is Professor of Oncology and Medicine at the University of South Florida and Attending Physician in Senior Adult Oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Advisory Panel Recommends CT Scans for Smokers
The Ledger – Jan. 11
Lung cancer specialists at Moffitt Cancer Center welcome the task force guidelines, said Dr. Jacques Fontaine, a thoracic surgeon.

Cancer screening: Positive results can be deadly
News-Press – Jan. 11
She was unaware such a test existed until she received her cancer diagnosis and doctors at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa had her take the test, Levin said.

Can Florida and Tampa Bay join the ranks of innovation leaders?
Tampa Bay Times – Jan. 10
Former Moffitt Cancer Center chief Bill Dalton believes the M2Gen spinoff he now runs in Tampa can innovatively accelerate the delivery of “personalized medicine” in the fight against cancer.

Tanner finds chuckles in cancer treatment
Charlotte Observer – Jan. 10
But the tumor didn’t shrink much, and now Tanner is scheduled for surgery on Feb. 3 at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to have it removed.

Algorithm Aims for Safer, Smarter Codeine Use
Pharmacy Practice News – January 2014
If hospitals completely replace codeine with other analgesics, they run the risk of relying on drugs that may be less understood, said Howard McLeod, PharmD, the director of the Personalized Medicine Institute at the Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, Fla., who was not involved with this research.

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