March 28, 2014

Ad war heats up in governor’s race
The Tampa Tribune blog – March 27
Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa is currently the only such center in the state, and one of 41 in the nation.

ONLINE FIRST: ASPO Annual Meeting Showcases Innovative Approaches to Cancer Prevention
Oncology Times – March 27
Expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act has given prevention a needed boost, noted Thomas A. Sellers, PhD, MPH, Director of Moffitt Cancer Center.

HealthWatch: Skin Cancer's Deadliest Form
Ivanhoe Broadcast News via WFRV-TV (Green Bay, Wis.) – March 26
“You’re better off today with our new repertoire of drugs than people ever were in the past,” Jeffrey Weber, MD, PhD, Director, Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, told Ivanhoe.

Indy racer drops by Moffitt to cheer families of cancer patients
Tampa Bay Times – March 26
But the IndyCar Series champion said one of his main priorities Wednesday was to visit with parents and children of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute's Families First program who are coping with a parent's cancer diagnosis.

Tackling Patient Recruitment Challenges in Clinical Trials
OncLive – March 26
The Moffitt Cancer Center has produced an 8-minute patient video to explain the process and help to reassure patients.

Skin cancer’s deadliest form
Ivanhoe Broadcast News via WWSB, ABC 7 – March 26
“You’re better off today with our new repertoire of drugs than people ever were in the past,” Jeffrey Weber, MD, PhD, Director, Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, told Ivanhoe.

Former Hernando High cheerleader inspires hope as cancer survivor
Hernando Today – March 26
Surgeons at Moffitt Cancer Center believed the tumor had been inside Carlson’s colon for two years, suggesting it was slow-growing.

Role of Genetic Testing in Myelodysplastic Syndromes
OncLive – March 25
Panelists: Rafael Bejar, MD, PhD, UCSD; Harry P. Erba, MD, PhD, UAB; Elias J. Jabbour, MD, MD Anderson; Rami S. Komrokji, MD, Moffitt; Mark J. Levis, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins; Ruben A. Mesa, MD, Mayo Clinic

Moffitt Streamlines Cancer Care with Clinical Pathways
Florida MD – March 24
Moffitt Cancer Center has risen to this challenge.

Skin Cancer’s Deadliest Form
Ivanhoe Broadcast News – March 24
“You're better off today with our new repertoire of drugs than people ever were in the past,” Jeffrey Weber, MD, PhD, Director, Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, told Ivanhoe.

Moffitt accessible in most ACA plans
The Tampa Tribune – March 22
Fortunately for Tampa area patients, that’s not necessarily the case, with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute included in the networks of most major providers in the region’s insurance marketplace.

Florida could see abuse rise with super potent painkiller Zohydro (w/video)
Tampa Bay Times – March 21
At least four other safer, slow-release painkillers, including OxyContin and morphine, are available without acetaminophen, said David Craig, a clinical pharmacist specialist at Moffitt Cancer Center.

34 Hospitals With Great Women's Programs To Know In The South
Becker’s Hospital Review – March 21
8. H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute (Tampa, Fla.)

HOW TO KNOW IF IT IS THYROID CANCER AND DO YOU KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT THAT REVERSE MORTGAGE YOU HAVE?
Senior Voice America – March 21
Thyroid cancer affects over 60,000 individuals a year in the US and Dr. Bryan McIver, Moffitt Cancer Center, is with us tonight to tell us why this is on the rise and how to recognize it.

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