July 25, 2014

Editorial endorsements: Shaw, Grant in House races
The Tampa Tribune – July 25
Grant demonstrated unusual moxie when he bucked party leadership and opposed cutting support for Moffitt Cancer Center in 2011. It cost him a leadership position, but he also has been able to ensure continued support for Moffitt.

Moffitt Receives $1.6 Million Grant for Lung Cancer Screenings
The ASCO Post – July 25
Moffitt Cancer Center Thoracic Oncology Department Chair Scott Antonia, MD, PhD, received an Infrastructure Grant Florida’s James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program.

Intralesional Injections Trigger Immune Responses in Melanoma
The ASCO Post – July 25
In addition, Amod Sarnaik, MD, Assistant Member at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, reported interim results of a pilot study of 13 patients treated with intralesional PV-10 designed to investigate the local and immunologic effects of tumor ablation.6

Tampa Bay Ambassador: Dr. M. Catherine Lee, Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa Bay Partnership – July 24
Dr. M. Catherine Lee, who earned her medical degree at the Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine (now known as Northeast Ohio Medical University) and trained as a fellow at the University of Michigan, is an experienced breast surgical oncologist working at Tampa Bay’s nationally renowned Moffitt Cancer Center.

Jobs Needing Less Education Growing
Health News Florida – July 24
Ross said the University of South Florida College of Medicine and teaching hospitals such as Moffitt Cancer Center and Tampa General Hospital influence the education levels of their health care workers.

The Anti-Aging Gene + Don Shula's big donation
Boca Raton Magazine – July 23
The Fort Lauderdale-based Don Shula Foundation is donating $1.5 million to the Tampa-based Moffitt Cancer Center. 

ACO Directory: 268 ACOs in America
Becker’s Hospital Review – July 23
Moffitt Cancer Center collaborated with Florida Blue for a cancer-specific ACO that launched in 2013. 

Plant City woman turns bout with life-threatening disease into her life’s mission
Plant City Courier – July 23
She’s a bone marrow transplant coordinator at Moffitt Cancer Center and spends much of her spare time advocating for Be The Match, a nonprofit that among other services helps match donors with ailing patients.

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
WPBS (Watertown, N.Y.) – July 23
Dr. Rami Komrokji is clinical director of the Malignant Hematologic Department at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. 

100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs | 2014
Becker’s Hospital Review – July 22
Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.). Moffitt Cancer Center is a 162-bed cancer center committed to the prevention of and cure for cancer. 

Another state could be getting Confederate flag license plate
Orlando Sentinel – July 21
There is no presale date yet for those four plates, which are for Fallen Law Enforcement Officers, the Florida Sheriffs Association, Keiser University and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Tampa Bay health care leaders land on national list of 'People to Know'
Tampa Bay Business Journal – July 21
Alan List, president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Becker’s said List joined Moffitt Cancer Center in 2003. He is board certified in hematology and medical oncology.

Brooksville teen's cancer story mirrors 'Fault in Our Stars' (w/video)
Tampa Bay Times – July 20
Faith’s oncologist, Dr. Damon Reed, directs Moffitt Cancer Center’s adolescent and young adult cancer program.

Should doctors get paid to treat patients less intensely?
The Palm Beach Post – July 20
Florida Blue, for example, in 2012 created what an oncology shared savings program, in Miami-Dade County, and added another in Tampa, at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Personalized cancer drugs: The future of treatment?
WTVT, FOX-13 – July 18
At Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center, Dr. Haura and his team are studying how to better treat cancer by targeting the building blocks of the disease. He says it’s a big change from the past.

FIGHTING DISCRIMINATION IN TAMPA BAY & LOWERING YOUR PRESCRIPTION COSTS
Senior Voice America – July 18
Lung Cancer, long seen as a death sentence, is being fought on a daily basis by institutions like Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Matthew Schabath, with Moffitt’s Cancer Epidemiology Program and Lung Cancer Center, is with us to talk about treatment and advances in lung cancer therapy.

500+ People to Know in Healthcare
Becker’s Hospital Review – July 15
Alan List, MD, is president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. Dr. List joined Moffitt Cancer Center in 2003. He is board certified in hematology and medical oncology.

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