March 21, 2014

What Doctors Tell Their Friends About Preventing Cancer
Redbook – April 2014
A close friend was recently diagnosed with brain cancer, and even in her situation, enjoying, say, a cookie or slice of pie is more than okay." Nam Tran, M.D., neuro-oncologist and surgeon at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, FL

Getting Cancer Wrong
Newsweek – March 28
From his fourth-floor window at Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center, Robert A. Gatenby can look down to where patients stand waiting for valets to retrieve their cars.

The colonoscopy is a valuable test that should be affordable to all
Tampa Bay Times – March 20
Moffitt Cancer Center hosts "Ask the Experts: Colorectal Cancer" from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 29.

Pre-Transplant Vidaza May Improve Stem Cell Transplant Outcomes In Higher-Risk MDS Patients
The MDS Beacon – March 19
Results of a small pro­spec­tive study conducted at the Lee Moffitt Cancer Center suggest that pre-trans­plant treatment with Vidaza may improve the outcomes of donor stem cell trans­planta­tion in higher-risk myelo­dys­plas­tic syndromes patients.

Gov. Scott's bold cancer initiative
The Tampa Tribune – March 19
For years, Tampa’s H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute has been a source of hope and pride not only for the people of the Tampa Bay region, but for the entire state of Florida.

Restaurant entrepreneur David ‘Lags’ Lageschulte dies at 62
Fort Myers Florida Weekly – March 19
He has donated millions of dollars to organizations like the Moffitt Cancer Center, Dan Marino’s Foundation, Here’s Help, The Salvation Army and The V-Foundation for Cancer Research.

Skanska starts on exterior shell of new Moffitt building
Tampa Bay Business Journal – March 18
Moffitt Cancer Center’s expansion on its new McKinley Drive campus is taking shape as a contractor prepares to start construction of the exterior shell of the $88 million building.

Student with cancer finds support from rugby, lacrosse teams
The Oracle – March 18
After the second round of chemo at Moffitt Cancer Center, Weaver will undergo a partial knee replacement and partial tibia removal.

Spring swing sun safety tour
FOX-4 (Fort Myers) – March 17
So when he saw Moffitt Cancer Center was giving free skin cancer screenings before Sunday's Twins game, he decided to take a seat.

Spring Swing Sun Safety Tour arrives at Hammond Stadium
WINK News (Fort Myers) – March 16
It's a partnership between the Moffitt Cancer Center and the Tampa Bay Rays, offering free skin cancer screenings at specified baseball spring training venues in March.

Your Good News: Awards and Honors from Clubs and Organizations Around Polk
The Ledger – March 16
Eady is a patient at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, recovering from a stem cell transplant she received in December.

David "Lags" Lageschulte
Waterloo Cedar Falls (Iowa) Courier – March 16
He donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to organizations such as the Moffitt Cancer Center, the Dan Marino Foundation, Stop Hunger Now and the V-Foundations for Cancer Research.

Morningside's Lags Hall namesake dies in Houston
Sioux City (Iowa) Journal – March 15
But he also was a philanthropist, providing funding for Lags Hall and donating to other causes he believed in: Moffitt Cancer Center, the Dan Marino Foundation, Stop Hunger Now and the V-Foundations for Cancer Research, as well as Self-Help International, based in Waverly.

Girding for the battle with laces tied tightly
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – March 15
On the advice of my Sarasota oncologist, I consulted with doctors at the Moffitt Cancer Center, where I was admitted on Friday.

Tampa Bay is Rising
The Tampa Tribune – March 15
I attended a conference hosted by Moffitt Cancer Center in late February on the Business of Biotech that affirmed the wisdom of Hillsborough County’s investment in the life sciences.

Aspirin Use Not Associated With Survival in PIK3CA-Mutant Colorectal Cancer
The ASCO Post – March 15
“We did not validate survival benefits associated with aspirin in[patients with PIK3CA-mutant disease] across all stages, despite having a larger dataset” than previously reported studies, reported Nishi Kothari, MD, of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Gov. Rick Scott promotes cancer center funding plan in Miami
The Miami Herald – March 14
The other NCI cancer center is Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

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