June 27, 2014

Detecting breast cancer early, but could it cost you?
WTSP 10 News – June 26
"We're detecting cancer earlier than before. We're more confident and we also have a less call back rate with 3D mammograms," says Dr. Jennifer Drukteinis, radiologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Mother's cancer battle inspires Valrico soccer team
Tampa Bay Times – June 26

Jen had been a patient at Florida Cancer Specialists in Brandon as well as Moffitt Cancer Center, whom she says "gave me no hope" and "lovingly referred to me as a little freak of nature" before ultimately suggesting a palliative care program.

Pride Issue 2014: Beyond the bars
Creative Loafing Tampa Bay – June 26
And in July they’ll spend an evening at the Moffitt Cancer Center’s Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge, cooking dinner for families of loved ones undergoing treatment.

NSCLC: New EGFR Inhibitor Shows Robust Activity in Treatment-Resistant Disease
Oncology Times – June 25
Asked his opinion for this article, Benjamin C. Creelan, MD, a medical oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center, called the results “a notable breakthrough—The study addresses a widespread, unmet need to treat resistant disease. Nothing has emerged to fix that,” he said.

Former FSU administrator Mand receives great news
Tallahassee Democrat – June 25
Mand, 63, who has undergone two brain surgeries this month, had most of the tumor removed during a five-hour procedure at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa on June 12.

David Craig, PharmD, Named to FDA Advisory Committee
The ASCO Post – June 25
Moffitt Cancer Center recently announced that Clinical Pharmacist David Craig, PharmD, has been appointed to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee. 

Five things to start the day: Avon job cuts, Wimbledon as diversity model, Lockheed contract
Tampa Bay Business Journal “Morning Edition” blog – June 25
Florida lawmakers have approved four new specialty license plates, including one for Moffitt Cancer Center, according to the Tampa Bay Times

Tuesday's Afternoon Update
Florida Trend – June 24
Starting July 1, pre-sales will start on four new license plates: Fallen Law Enforcement Officers, Florida Sheriffs Association, Keiser University, and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Pre-sale to begin on new Florida specialty license plates
Bay News 9 – June 24
The new specialty plates approved by Gov. Rick Scott are “Fallen Law Enforcement Officers,” “Florida Sheriffs Association,” “Keiser University,” and “Moffitt Cancer Center.”

High-schoolers tour Moffitt with eye on health careers
The Tampa Tribune – June 23
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, on the campus of the University of South Florida, opened its doors to more than 20 students in the university’s Health Professions Summer Academy, members of the summer Brain Expansions Scholastic Training program, and a few individuals who earned invitations because of their interest and scholastic achievement.

5 Things you need to know
ABC Action News – June 23
High school students around the bay area will have a chance to learn about careers in health care.  Moffitt Cancer Center is hosting the event.  Teens will have a chance to meet a surgeon, tour a research lab and meet a cancer survivor.

High schoolers at Moffitt
My Fox Tampa Bay – June 23
Instead of hanging out with your friends this summer, some local high school students are thinking about their future.  About 50 students are attending a two-week program at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Priority Health
Bay News 9 – June 23
Moffitt Cancer Center is grooming the next generation of health care professionals.  Today the center hosted it’s Healthy Kidz program, it teachers high school students about careers in health care.

Pre-sales for new specialty license tags begin July 1
News Service of Florida – June 23
Starting July 1, pre-sales will start on the four plates — Moffitt Cancer Center, Fallen Law Enforcement Officers, the Florida Sheriffs Association and Keiser University — signed into law this year by Gov. Rick Scott.

University of Miami to hire after securing $16M in cancer treatment funding
South Florida Business Journal – June 23
Florida has approved $60 million in annual funding for five years for UM Sylvester, the Moffitt Cancer Center and Shands Cancer Hospital. 

“Resale for Robbie” Fundraiser Helps Little Boy with Cancer
The Boca Raton Tribune – June 23
After the tests, followed a biopsy, but since doctors were not yet sure of the nature of the bump, they referred Robbie and his family to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. 

Local doctors give up on cancer patient, Kirby Campbell
Jamaica Observer – June 22
“Another one, Moffitt Cancer Centre in Florida is for US$5,500. The one for $3.5 million they say that is the best in the world. So now I’m just here going around asking for contribution and support. I found five hospitals, but moneywise those were the two that gave me figures. We are mostly focusing on Moffitt because US$5,500 is better than J$3.5 million just for consultation,” she said.

Man's Best Friend
FOX-13 – June 21
They provide therapy for patients at Moffitt Cancer Center.

A thanks to wonderful Manatee County medical care
The Bradenton Herald – June 21
Dr. Checcone referred me to Dr. Wayne Cruse at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Gov. Scott signs bills on vouchers, guns and sports stadiums
Tampa Bay Times – June 20
Scott also signed bills that require lobbyists to register at the state’s five water management districts (SB 846); provide ID cards to all Florida-born inmates when they leave prison (HB 53); create new specialty license tags for fallen law enforcement officers, the Florida Sheriffs Association, Keiser University and Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center (SB 132); and rename the Florida Parole Commission the Florida Commission on Offender Review (SB 1636).

Process personalizes treatment for lung cancer patients
Oncology Nurse Advisor – June 20
“Precision medicine is the future of cancer care. We are continuing this study by attempting to profile all advanced lung adenocarcinoma patients for driver genes to match them with appropriate therapies,” explained Eric B. Haura, MD, director of Moffitt’s Lung Cancer Center of Excellence. 

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