May 16, 2014

Dick Vitale Gala: Ritz-Carlton, 1111 Ritz Carlton Drive, Sarasota
Bradenton.com – May 16
Proceeds will benefit pediatric cancer research at Tampa H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.

Geriatric concerns
The Observer News – May 16
She is working with South Bay Hospital now to bring in an arts and music program to help healing that she experienced when she was at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa fighting cancer.

CT Lung Cancer Screening Would Cost Medicare $9 Billion
Medscape – May 15
“This is an important analysis being conducted at the time of much confusion about the identity of low-dose CT screening in modern medicine,” said Tawee Tanvetyanon, MD, associate member of thoracic oncology program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. “My take on this is that there is no such thing as a free lunch.”

Appears Safe to Delay ADT When Prostate Cancer Recurs
Medscape – May 15
“The results are very reassuring — especially for patients and their families,” said Julio Pow-Sang, MD, chair of the Department of Genitourinary Oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, who was not involved in the study.

Feeding healthy souls more important than eating soul food
Tampa Bay Times – May 15
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center's Healthy KIDZ program partnered with WEDU, the University Area Community Development Corp. and the Davin Joseph Foundation to deliver a message about food choices.

Billing to the Max: Why do some Florida doctors charge Medicare far more than others?
Tampa Bay Times – May 15
Among them was Dr. Lodovico Balducci, a well-known geriatric oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Computer Model Predicts Therapy Outcomes in Prostate Cancer Patients With Bone Metastases
Cancer Network – May 15
To better understand this process and to help predict the efficacy of potential therapies, researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida have created a computational model to simulate the bone metastasis process and to predict the outcomes of specific prostate cancer therapies.

Forward Progress in Myelodysplastic Syndromes Is Largely in Genetics
The ASCO Post – May 15
The study included 423 patients with IPSS low- and intermediate-1 risk treated with a hypomethylating agent at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Moffitt Cancer Center between 2000 and 2011.

A Study on Prostate Cancer Relapses Suggests That Hormone Therapy Can Wait
The New York Times – May 14
Dr. Julio M. Pow-Sang, chairman of genitourinary oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., said the results were nonetheless important.

ASCO: Lung Ca Tests Would Cost Medicare Billions
MedPage Today – May 14
Extrapolating the National Lung Screening Trial findings to that number, an estimated 2,745 lives would be saved over the first 5 years, Tawee Tanvetyanon, MD, a thoracic oncologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., calculated.

Vitale devoted to raising funds for cancer research
The Tampa Tribune – May 14
Funds from Vitale’s event will go to research grants at All Children’s Hospital and the Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Temple Terrace chamber salutes community’s medical heroes
The Tampa Tribune – May 14
He was instrumental in the 1984 founding of the university’s Comprehensive Breast Health Program, which in 1986 was moved to the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, also on Tampa’s USF site.

Medical researchers raise concerns to Congress about declining funding
WMNF – May 12
Monday morning Alan List, CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center, moderated a panel discussion on the impacts of reduced funding.

USF pitches biomedical research as economic boost
The Tampa Tribune – May 12
Thomas Sellers, center director at Moffitt, said his institution is one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers, and the only one based in Florida.

Study questions health benefits of wine, chocolate
ABC Action News – May 12
The benefits of resveratrol come from its antioxidant properties, which can improve the function of your cells, said Nagi Kumar, director of cancer chemoprevention at Moffitt Cancer Center.

AACR asks Congress to support cancer research funding
Hem/Onc Today – May 12
Harold Varmus, MD, director of the National Cancer Institute, and Thomas A. Sellers, PhD, MPH, executive vice president and director of the Moffitt Research Institute at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and a former member of the AACR board of directors, testified as panelists along with other distinguished scientists, advocates and cancer survivors at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing.

Lakeland nurse gives Mercy Ships time, money
The Tampa Tribune – May 12
For Marris Smith, an oncology nurse at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, getting on this ship was going to be a trip of a lifetime.

The Rays Tank: Loney goes to school, Balfour curses because of rugby
SB Nation “D Rays Bay” blog – May 12
Also, Evan Longoria was at the Miles for Moffitt run on Friday. (Link to video interview with Evan Longoria and Dr. Thomas Sellers)

Rays Notes: Archer trying to do too much
The Tampa Tribune – May 11
3B Evan Longoria was the official starter for the Miles for Moffitt 1-mile fun run/walk Saturday morning at USF. 

'Miles for Moffitt' road race fills streets near USF campus
WFLA, News Channel 8 – May 10
A Bay area woman battling brain cancer was among 7,000 runners who took part in the 9th Annual PNC Bank Miles for Moffitt fundraising run on the University of South Florida campus Saturday morning.

Miles for Moffitt raises more than $550,000
WTSP, 10 News – May 10
The 9th annual Miles for Moffitt, a walk and run for cancer research shattered, several records this year.

10 News participates in Miles for Moffitt
WTSP, 10 News – May 10
Miles for Moffitt was a great success as more than 7,500 people raised more than a half million dollars for cancer research.

Rays: Longoria helps out cancer charity
Tampa Bay Times – May 10
3B Evan Longoria was up early Saturday for a great cause, the Miles for Moffitt charity event at USF. 

Longoria lends a hand to Moffitt event
Tampa Bay Times “The Heater” blog – May 10
Rays 3B Evan Longoria was up early Saturday to participate again in the Miles for Moffitt event, which attracted a record crowd of 7,500 participants and raised more than $500,000 for cancer research.

Crist blasts into fray; labels Gov. Scott ‘a fraud’
The Tampa Tribune – May 10
He said he lives in Tampa because the Marine Corps moved him from Seattle to a post at MacDill Air Force base in 2009 and he needed access to the base and to Moffitt Cancer Center, where his wife wanted to have treatment for cancer. She is now recovered.

Tampa female 'Cancer Fighter' to run in Miles for Moffitt
WFLA, News Channel 8 – May 9
The Miles for Moffitt race put on by Moffitt Cancer Center raises money to fight cancer.

Avastin Improves DFS in High-Risk Melanoma
Cancer Network – May 9
In an editorial that accompanied the article, Vernon K. Sondak, MD, of Moffitt Cancer Center, and Geoffrey T. Gibney, MD, of the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, pointed out the need for continued improvement in the adjuvant treatment of patients with high-risk melanoma.

Brooke Bennett talks to 10 News about 2016 Olympics
WTSP, 10 News – May 9
Our swim is May 31 on Clearwater Beach, and we’ve raised in our first two years over $250,000 for Moffitt Cancer Center toward their melanoma research.

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