March 7, 2014

Donations making it possible for cancer patients to stay with their caretakers
ABC Action News – March 6
The Melbourne, Florida resident chokes up when asked what The Hope Lodge has given him while he participates in a clinical trial at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Hypomethylating Agents in the Treatment of High-Risk MDS
OncLive – March 6
If a patient does not respond to treatment following 4 to 6 cycles of azacitidine or decitabine, evidence suggests it may be beneficial to continue treatment for 9 cycles, if the patient has stable disease, suggests Rami S. Komrokji, MD.

BUSINESS BRIEFS  
News Transcript (Manalapan, N.J.) – March 6
Asch was previously the administrative director of Radiation Oncology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla.

Moffitt looking for colon cancer study volunteers
10 News – March 5
Chances are you or someone you love is not up to date on getting screened for colon cancer. One in three people who are between the ages of 50 and 75 are not, but a new Bay area study aims to change that.

Watch ‘The Babe’ under stars, Cancer support group
Orlando Sentinel – March 5
The Moffitt Cancer Center at The Villages Regional Hospital, 1400 U.S. Highway 27-441, offers Living with Advanced Cancer support group for patients who are newly diagnosed and long-term survivors of advanced cancer.

Men’s health forum
The Laker/Lutz News – March 5
Community organizations and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute will host its Men’s Health Forum March 8 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the University of South Florida’s Marshall Student Center.

Perspective On: A Cancer Research Lab
Lab Manager Magazine – March 4
Now manager of the Analytic Microscopy Core (AMC) facility at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, Lloyd continues to “park in the most inconvenient parking lot possible” so that he has “the opportunity to walk through the clinical areas on a daily basis, twice a day minimum” to remind himself why his work matters.

Mole Patrol to visit McKechnie for screenings
The Bradenton Herald – March 4
The Spring Swing sends a Mole Patrol team of dermatologists from Moffitt Cancer Center to baseball spring training venues each March.

Tampa Bay Hospitals Engage Arts In Healing
83 Degrees – March 4
Cheryl Belanger is a musician and coordinator of Moffitt Cancer Center's Arts in Medicine program.

Up in smoke
The Oracle – March 4
Thomas Brandon, a USF professor of psychology and oncologic sciences and director of the Tobacco Research and Intervention Program at Moffitt Cancer Center, said he is optimistic about the potential of e-cigarettes as a safer alternative.

Rick Scott says Medicare rate cuts will affect seniors’ ability to keep their doctor, hospital and prevention services
Tampa Bay Times Politifact – March 4
The Kaiser/USA Today December article states that the cut of thousands of doctors includes Florida, where “UnitedHealthcare has dropped the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer treatment facility, the Moffitt Cancer Center and its 250 physicians in Tampa.”

Calendar of Medical Events Around Polk
The Ledger – March 3
MOFFITT CANCER CENTER MEN'S HEALTH FORUM, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., University of South Florida, Marshall Student Center, USF Cedar Circle, Tampa.

Latvala wins Moffitt award
Tallahassee.com – March 2
State Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, received the 2014 Moffitt Momentum Award last week during Moffitt’s annual Business of Biotech Conference.

Canterbury, Hopper win Hooters Half Marathon in Fort Myers
Marco Island Sun Times – March 2
Proceeds benefit The Moffitt Cancer Center and Barbara's Friends - Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund.

Melanoma researcher joins cancer institute
Healio.com – March 1
Kudchadkar previously worked as an assistant member of the department of cutaneous oncology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Sunday Conversation: Les Miller on the most precious gift of all
Tampa Bay Times – Feb. 28
The people in charge of Moffitt Cancer Center's upcoming Men's Health Forum couldn't have picked a better person to open with a few words of welcome than Hillsborough County Commissioner Les Miller.

Biz: WellCare, Endo, Watson Clinic
WUSF/Health News Florida – Feb. 25
In other news, Watson Clinic, one of the largest multi-specialty medical clinics in the Southeast, has formally joined the Moffitt Oncology Network, Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa announced on Tuesday.

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