June 20, 2014

Alzheimer's, Cancer Bills Signed
Health News Florida – June 19
Currently the state has only one -- H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa -- yet the population is large enough to warrant three. 

Tampa Bay's customer service expertise draws Quest Diagnostics
Tampa Bay Business Journal – June 19
Quest is investing $9.3 million in the new 48,000-square-foot facility near Moffitt Cancer Center’s McKinley campus.

Punishment by neglect
Creative Loafing – June 19
That was granted, and Anthony was sent to Tampa General Hospital on May 2 (he was supposed to be sent to Moffitt Cancer Center but there was no room for him there).

Pat’s Place: Be Careful What You Wish For
The Myeloma Beacon – June 19
I was treated there for the first two years after my diagnosis, before moving to Florida and starting a successful five-year run at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Gov. Scott signs cancer center funding legislation
Tampa Bay Times “The Buzz” blog – June 18
Scott office has announced no plans for a public event to commemorate the bill signing, though we had heard the possibility of an appearance at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa in the coming days to talk up the issue.

Quest Diagnostics plans 350 jobs at national operations center in Tampa
Tampa Bay Business Journal – June 18
The new facility, at 3011 University Center Drive, not far from Moffitt Cancer Center’s McKinley campus, is a 48,000-square-foot facility that will house customer service and some logistics functions for Quest’s operations in the United States. 

Health 06-18-14
The Laker/Lutz News – June 18
Haddad is the section head for radionuclide therapy at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

$300M To Boost FL NCI Center Push
Health News Florida – June 17
Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center - currently the only NCI-designated cancer center in the state - would receive the largest share of the money so that it can continue to grow and improve, the Times/Herald reports.

The New Yorker – June 16
This afternoon, I called up Schell, who now works at the Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, Florida, as a cancer researcher. 

Moffitt among cancer centers to split $300 million to boost research in Florida 
Tampa Bay Times – June 15
Between Florida's size and its senior population, cancer treatment is needed here more than in most other states. Yet Florida has only one facility with the prestigious National Cancer Institute designation: Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center.

Dr. Elaine Waters, Bradenton physician, loses 17-year battle with cancer
The Bradenton Herald – June 14
The family remembered Dr. Susan Minton of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, where Dr. Waters received all of her treatment.

Human toll: Families didn’t know about germs
The Palm Beach Post – June 13
Less than an hour’s drive from Kindred St. Petersburg is Florida’s only National Cancer Institute designated hospital, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Ulele restaurant set to open in Tampa Heights
FOX 13 – June 13
The event takes place Saturday, June 15 at 8 a.m., and proceeds will benefit the Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Former FSU administrator Mand recovering from brain surgery
Tallahassee Democrat – June 13
Mand, 63, underwent the five-hour procedure Thursday at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa.

New clinical guidelines developed for cancer-related fatigue
Oncology Nurse Advisor – June 13
It was co-chaired by Paul Jacobsen, PhD, associate center director of Population Sciences at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. 

Offering Genetic Counseling Before Testing Saves Money, Reduces Unnecessary Tests
OncLive – June 13
Patients who receive genetic counseling before they undergo testing are educated about these tests and may have fewer unnecessary procedures, according to results of a study from Moffitt Cancer Center, and published in Genetics in Medicine.

WEDU Arts Plus
WEDU – June 12
At Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, classical music and arts projects provide another facet of healing for cancer patients through the Arts in Medicine program.


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