August 21, 2015

President Carter’s cancer diagnosis is bringing attention to melanoma
Fox 13 – Aug. 21
Carter's diagnosis and treatment is bringing much needed attention to melanoma. we have the Moffitt Cancer Center here in Tampa, and doctors say there are high proceed feel patients that could help with funding and prevention.

President Carter inspires Moffitt cancer patients
Fox 13, Aug. 20
Hearing former president Jimmy Carter talk so frankly about cancer ("I just thought I had a few weeks left"), did wonders for 75-year-old Garland McHenry of Valrico, who is battling lymphoma at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Former President Jimmy Carter being treated for melanoma
Medscape – Aug. 20
"Older patients should not be written off cancer treatments just because of their age," said Lodovico Balducci, MD, from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, in an NBC news report.

Free mammograms at Moffitt for qualified women
Tampa Tribune – Aug. 20
For a limited time, women meeting income and insurance requirements can get a free mammogram at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Carter says cancer has spread to brain
Chicago Sun-Times – Aug. 20
Age by itself does not preclude successful cancer treatment, said Dr. Lodovico Balducci, a specialist on treating cancer in the elderly at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Much depends on the patient’s “biological” age versus his actual years, he said.

Moffitt receives grant to provide free mammograms
TBN Weekly – Aug. 20
With the help of a new grant from the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Hungry Howie’s, the cancer center will be able to provide a limited number of free mammograms to women in the Tampa Bay area.

Religion, spirituality linked to better health in cancer patients
Renal & Urology News – Aug. 20
Heather S.L. Jim, Ph.D., from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and colleagues conducted a meta-analysis for 497 effect sizes from 101 unique samples encompassing more than 32,000 adult cancer patients.

Mascots bring cheer to Moffitt
WTSP 10 News – Aug. 19
There is nothing quite like a furry mascot to brighten your day, right? And there were plenty of them at Moffitt Cancer Center. the center hosted its second annual mascot that Moffitt Day and all of it came from all over. That's Captain Fear there, all of them showing patients and staff that they are indeed all on the same team to fight cancer.

Location, extent of Carter’s cancer will govern his options
Daily News Online – Aug. 18
The key to informed decision-making is to understand the patient’s goals, said Dr. Lodovico Balducci, a specialist on treating cancer in the elderly at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Jimmy Carter to discuss cancer diagnosis on Thursday
Chicago Sun-Times – Aug. 18
Age by itself does not preclude successful cancer treatment, said Dr. Lodovico Balducci, a specialist on treating cancer in the elderly at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Much depends on the patient’s “biological” age versus his actual years, he said.

Bradenton blood donor reaches 100-gallon mark
Herald Tribune – Aug. 17
One time, White's blood was deemed a good genetic match for a patient at Moffitt Cancer Center. By special request, he made eight donations over several weeks for the man, who made it through surgery and recovery.

Best 50 cancer hospitals, then and now: Who ranked where in 2000 compared to today?
Becker’s Hospital Review – Aug. 17
2000: University of Kentucky Hospital (Lexington) 
2015: Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.)

Jimmy Carter’s diagnosis: How the elderly fare with cancer
NBC News – Aug. 17
“Older patients should not be written off cancer treatments just because of their age," said Dr. Lodovico Balducci, who specializes in treating cancer in the elderly. The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, where Balducci works, uses a scoring system to determine how older patients might deal with the possible side effects from treatments like chemotherapy.

Religion, spirituality help patients cope better with cancer: study
Domain-B - Aug. 17
Moffitt Cancer Center's Heather Jim, PhD, and her colleagues investigated the extent of the impact of a belief in God or spirituality especially on cancer patients drawing upon numerous researches conducted on the subject and considered over 42,000 patients.

Several factors decide cancer care for Carter
Journal Gazette – Aug. 17
The key to informed decision-making is to understand the patient’s goals, said Dr. Lodovico Balducci, a specialist on treating cancer in the elderly at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

USF moving medical needle
Tampa Tribune – Aug. 17
Lockwood tells us he also wants to strengthen the medical school’s ties to the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, particularly on recruiting physicians, as well as with Moffitt Cancer Center and All Children’s Hospital.

13 foods that keep cancer at bay
The Health Site – Aug. 16
Moffitt Cancer Center found that an active component called catechin in green tea prevents prostate cancer in men.

GW Cancer Center selects inaugural director
HemOnc Today - Aug. 15
Eduardo M. Sotomayor, MD, has been named inaugural director of the GW Cancer Center at George Washington University. Sotomayor previously served as scientific director of the DeBartolo Family Personalized Medicine Institute, Susan and John Sykes endowed chair of hematologic malignancies and chair of the department of malignant hematology at Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

As adults flock to coloring parties, the art is not just for kids anymore
Tampa Bay Times – Aug. 14
It's also therapeutic. Moffitt Cancer Center's Arts in Medicine program has been printing mandalas and offering them to patients and family members to color for more than 10 years. "Circles are the universal symbol of wholeness, and it allows us to turn off the left brain analytical and turn on the right brain creativity," said Marcia Brown, a Moffitt artist-in residence.

20 people to watch for the rest of 2015
Tampa Bay Times – Aug. 14
Alan List: CEO, Moffitt Cancer Center. He's a mile-a-minute guy as any medical specialist in blood cancers who also serves as the top executive of one of the country's major cancer fighting centers must be. But the planned opening this November of a new area cancer facility that effectively doubles the size of Moffitt is clearly a big deal even to Dr. List. The new 207,000-square-foot, 6-story Moffitt McKinley Outpatient Center sits on 30 acres just off McKinley Drive not far from Moffitt's main location on the USF Tampa campus. Once that ribbon is cut, then List can ponder the possible replacement of Moffitt's hospital with a larger building.

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