May 2, 2014

World's Smallest Microscope Detects Cancer Early at Moffitt
Doctor’s Life Magazine – May 2014
Moffitt Cancer Center is the first hospital in the Tampa Bay region to offer “optical biopsy,” whereby a very small microscope probe is threaded through a traditional endoscope to assess the esophageal mucosa, or through a needle used to puncture pancreatic cysts for real-time cellular analysis to detect early cancer.

Save the date: May 2 – May 2
Proceeds will benefit pediatric cancer research at Tampa H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.

Pet owners and parents of college students listen up: House and Senate reach agreement on tax breaks
Tampa Bay Times “The Buzz” blog – May 1
-- $5 million in cigarette tax revenue directed to Moffitt Cancer Center

Lawmakers strike $100 million tax-break deal
Orlando Sentinel – May 1
-- A change in the way the state distributes proceeds from its tax on cigarettes that will mean more money for the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

When Signaling Pathways Turn Awry
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News – May 1
“We hypothesized that measurement of signaling-associated complexes of RTKs may be able to mark RTK-driven tumors. RTK activation results in binding of proteins to facilitate signal transduction. This includes adaptor proteins, such as Grb2 or Shc1, that are used to couple growth-factor signaling to the MAPK pathway and drive cancer cell proliferation,” discusses Eric B. Haura, M.D., senior member, Moffitt Cancer Center.

Medicare Advisers Say No to Lung Cancer Screening
MedPage Today – April 30
Dr. W. Michael Alberts is included in the Discussants: Lung CT video.

Euro Breast Ca: Breath Test, Cardiac Toxicity, Brain Mets
MedPage Today – April 30
Two of the four patients had complete responses, Shilpa Gupta, MD, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, and colleagues reported.

Still time to sign up for Miles for Moffitt
WTSP, 10 News – April 30
Thousands of runners and walkers are now gearing up for Miles for Moffitt.

10 Reasons Florida Will Always Be The Best State To Retire In
The Huffington Post – April 30
There are well known hospital brands like Cleveland Clinic in Weston or the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville as well as numerous highly ranked hospitals like Florida Hospital in Orlando, Tampa General Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Center to mention a few.

Space Coast Cancer Center Strengthens
Space Coast Living – April 29
Thanks to a new, strengthened relationship between Space Coast Cancer Center (SCCC) and the Tampa-based H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Brevard residents can stay close to home while getting the best care.

Buenos Dias Latino
MIRA TV – April 29
Joshua Rivera from Miles for Moffitt on MIRA TV Tampa channel 30 in Spanish.

Tampa woman fights brain cancer, gives back
WFLA, News Channel 8 – April 29
She started a team under Miles for Moffitt, a race benefiting the cancer center, and in just a few weeks has raised more than $25,000.

Specialty plate bill heads to governor’s desk
The Tampa Tribune “Fresh Squeezed” blog – April 28
The House on Monday unanimously approved the bill (SB 132) that creates plates to benefit Keiser University, Fallen Law Enforcement Officers and Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center.

Lead Letter: Mayo provides top quality cancer care
The Florida Times-Union – April 28
As major providers of cancer care, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa are the only two comprehensive cancer centers in Florida designated by the National Cancer Institute.

Scott’s commitment to cancer research could be game-changer
The Tampa Tribune – April 27
Earlier this year, it was an honor to host Gov. Rick Scott at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute as he announced his groundbreaking proposal to invest $80 million in next year’s state budget for cancer research.

Local Olympic swimmer prepares to swim for cancer research
WTSP, 10 News – April 26
“The money that we raise here in Tampa stays here. It goes to Moffitt (Cancer Center),” said Bennett. 

Moffitt Cancer Center studies CT scans on smokers
Bay News 9 – April 25
Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center has begun a study linked to new federal recommendations for long-time smokers.


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