September 26, 2014

Should You Get the HPV Vaccine?
Men’s Health – Sept. 25
The policy to vaccinate men has been in place since 2011, says Anna Giuliano, Ph.D., director of the Center for Infection Research in Cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center. But many guys miss out on the protection because they don’t know it applies to them, Giuliano says.

State of the university
The Oracle – Sept. 25
She said USF remains committed to continuing close work with the Hayley Veterans Hospital, the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, the Florida Hospital and Shriners Hospitals for Children “who all value our close proximity.”

Cancer journey chronicled through ceramic busts
The Laker/Lutz News – Sept. 25
Being a private person, she didn’t expect others to see it. But those plans changed, and now three ceramic busts — chronicling her journey through cancer — will be on display at an art exhibit and sale to help raise money for the American Cancer Society and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Surviving cancer seminar
The Laker/Lutz News – Sept. 25
Dr. Roberto Diaz from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute will speak about surviving cancer Sept. 25 at 7 p.m., at Keystone Community Church, 21010 State Road 54 in Lutz. The program is free, and will cover new treatments for cancer, and allow for a question-and-answer period.

Professional reaches her pinnacle — she can now vote
The Tampa Tribune Carrollwood News – Sept. 24
It was there a physician told her about Moffitt Cancer Center, a new research and treatment facility on the University of South Florida campus in Tampa. She wasted little time in signing on as a nutrition support team dietitian in 1986, three months prior to its opening. Judging by her 27-year stint at Moffitt, she has been content with the last of her career moves.

Prelude to a Cure searches for answers to lung cancer
The Tampa Tribune Brandon News – Sept. 24
“The data provided by these grants will enable the Moffitt team to apply for larger federal grants to continue searching for a cure,” she said. “This grant was established in honor of Barbara Bauer because the initial funding was generated from the White Ribbon Soiree event last year held in her memory. Barb Bauer and other people affected by and lost to lung cancer are still the inspiration behind finding a cure.”

Breast Cancer Survivor Opens Unique Jewelry Store
Osprey Observer – Sept. 24
Linda Fay is not only a breast cancer survivor; she is a breast cancer victor. Fay was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer in July of 2008 and went through accelerated chemotherapy for seven months at Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Moffitt role in cancer study helps patient beat melanoma
WTSP, 10 News – Sept. 24
Doctors may have found a cure for one of the deadliest forms of cancer, and Moffitt Cancer Center is behind a new drug that’s saving lives.

Lynne Breidenbach, Prominent Voice in Radio, Conservative Politics Dies at 57
The Ledger – Sept. 23
Breidenbach entered Lakeland Regional Medical Center for a planned procedure that led to the discovery of a more serious condition, family friends said Tuesday. Randy Wilkinson, a former Polk County commissioner and a close friend of Breidenbach, said she had gone to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa a day before she died Tuesday morning at Tampa General Hospital.

Tower Radiology On Forefront Of Creating Breast Cancer Awareness
Osprey Observer – Sept. 23
Dr. Lester completed her Breast Imaging fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, and is one of nine board certified, sub-specialized Women’s Imaging radiologists with Tower Imaging, comprised also of Shelly P. Baumann, M.D., Stephen A. Stenzler, M.D., Miguel H. Del Toro, M.D., Todd Kumm, M.D., Enrique J. Urrutia M.D. and JoAnn Gierbolini, M.D.

Chattanoogan: Two-Room School Helped Hone Career For Bill Bennett (Chattanooga, Tenn.) – Sept. 23
In August 2008, Bill faced his biggest challenge when he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. His daughter, Lee Ann, is with Abbott Laboratories in Tampa, and she urged him to receive treatment at the Moffitt Cancer Center there.

Novel Therapies in Metastatic Melanoma
OncLive – Sept. 22
Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, Director, Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute 

Polk County Calendar of Medical Events
The Ledger – Sept. 22
DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR ANNUAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS LUNCHEON, $30 per person for the event being held 11:30 a.m. Oct. 15 at the Lakeland Yacht and Country Club, Lakeland. Sponsored by Watson Clinic and Moffitt Cancer Center, the speakers will be Susan Vadaparampil from Moffitt, who has a doctorate in health behavior, on “Genetics: The Role It Plays With Breast Cancer” and Dr. Elisabeth Dupont, Watson Clinic breast surgeon, speaking on the “The Environment: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” Register at or call 863-904-4654.

Bradenton’s Village of the Arts to get ‘Day of Caring’ – Sept. 22
Volunteers from Bank of America, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cargill Salt, Moffitt Cancer Center and Publix will complete beautification projects on campus at The Children's Home Inc., 10909 Memorial Highway Tampa.

The Palm Beach Post – Sept. 21
Barb was diagnosed with leukemia 17 years ago, in her 30s, and until about a year ago seemed to be cautiously but optimistically surviving. But her health began to decline, necessitating a bone marrow transplant at Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center on June 12, 2013.

Monday Profile: Central Florida Health Care CEO Ann Claussen Passionate About Helping Out
The Ledger – Sept. 21
“I was taking my mom to Moffitt (Cancer Center) ... not realizing within a month I would be a patient,” she said.

Alan Jay Toyota takes care of cancer patient
News-Sun (Sebring) – Sept. 21
When Rebecca Miale of Lake Wales had faulty brakes on a regular treatment trip to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, she didn’t know where to turn, so she reached out to Alan Jay Toyota in Sebring, where she’d taken her 2003 Toyota Corolla (on the lift) in the past. Service Manager Phil Auble (right) decided to take care of her car. 

Mutating cancer cells find way to dodge chemotherapy bullets
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 19
Like all life on Earth, cancer cells evolve, which is why they eventually develop the ability to withstand chemotherapy, according to researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Vitale honored by Pediatric Cancer Foundation in Tampa
The Tampa Tribune – Sept. 19
Vitale, through his work with the V Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancer, helped to finance a new laboratory for PCF at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Moffitt Cancer Center Inexcusable wait times
Tampa Bay Times – Sept. 19
It happened again. I sat with my friend at Moffitt Cancer Center as he waited for his chemo infusion that was now three hours late in starting. This delay is not an exception; in fact, lengthy wait times for treatment at Moffitt seems to be the norm.

OBR – Sept. 18
The signature is the brainchild of Javier Torres-Roca, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, and it took 11 years to develop, he said.

Residents Association Recognizes 57 Mentors and Teachers With 2014 Educator of the Year Award
The ASCO Post – Sept. 15
Candace R. Correa, MD, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida


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