February 6, 2015

Pierce on Uber, minor league baseball and being a better manager
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Feb. 6
Clients include: Jeff Vinik's Strategic Property Partners, Amalie Arena, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa Port Authority, Uber, Tampa Bay Partnership, Florida Association of Community Health Centers,Pepin Distributing and the Tampa Bay Lightning

Editorial: Carol and Frank Morsani are Citizens of the Year
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 5
The Morsanis moved to this community more than four decades ago and grew an auto dealership into a successful business. They were behind efforts to land a Major League Baseball team and bring college football to USF. They have supported Moffitt Cancer Center and public schools.

Frank and Carol Morsani named Citizens of the Year by Tampa club
The Tampa Tribune – Feb. 5
Frank and Carol Morsani, whose name is splashed on walls from the Straz Center for the Performing Arts to the University of South Florida medical school and the Moffit Cancer Center, accepted the award from the Tampa Metro Civitan Club with humility.

Philanthropic Morsanis named Citizens of the Year
The Tampa Bay Times – Feb. 5
“Integrity is the defining characteristic," said 2007 honoree Bill Starkey, pointing to Morsani's role in everything from the growth of the University of South Florida and the Moffitt Cancer Center to serving as chairman of the board of the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts.

‘Robotic’ surgery improves lung cancer outcomes
Vero News – Feb. 5
Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center forcefully rebuts that perception. “At no point does the system automate any of the steps in your surgery or make decisions without direct input of your surgeon,” the center states…

Moffitt, Amscot, Jabil among businesses with Top Corporate Counsel finalists
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Feb. 4
Twenty-two finalists have been named in the Tampa Bay Business Journal's second year of Top Corporate Counsel Awards.

We ‘honestly love’ our Q&A with Olivia Newton-John
Florida Today – Feb. 4
Lee Moffitt was actually a mentor to me, served on my board and is very dear to me. Losing my sister, who I love very much, kept me going strong.

Florida Orchestra to give season preview concert at International Plaza
Tampa Bay Times – Feb. 4
Part of the Florida Orchestra's new mission under incoming conductor Michael Francis is to get out and about more. The first step was a concert in December at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Take two comes on Friday, when members of the orchestra will play a free concert inside International Plaza.

Former lawmaker Gary Aubuchon to bike for a cure
Saintpetersblog – Feb. 4
A former state lawmaker will be hitting the pavement on his bike to raise money for cancer research. Gary Aubuchon will make the more than 325-mile trek from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to the state Capitol in Tallahassee in just four days.

Tonight in live music: J.W. Teller, Olivia Newton-John, The Piano Guys

Creative Loafing – Feb. 4

A “Magic Under The Stars” VIP fundraising reception takes place immediately after tonight’s show and benefits the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute and Moffitt Cancer Center. (Capitol Theatre, Clearwater)

Despite its name, this Olivia Newton-John hit was hardly a landslide
Tampa Bay Times – Feb. 3
Later this year, cancer-survivor Newton-John will release a live double CD entitled Summer Nights and lest we forget that the proceeds from her concerts in Clearwater this week will go to her own cancer research foundation and The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. http://www.olivianewton-john.com/index.html

What Failed, the New Cancer Treatment or Regulators?
The Wall Street Journal - Feb. 3
Major cancer centers, including Dana-Farber in Boston and the Moffitt Center in Florida, are pooling data collected by oncologists, and using computers to develop precise biomarker-based prescription protocols using existing FDA-approved drugs

Aubuchon part of cycling event to fight cancer
The News-Press – Feb. 3
Aubuchon Homes president Gary Aubuchon will participate in a three-day, approximately 325-mile bike ride from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to the steps of the Capitol Building in Tallahassee to help raise money in the fight against cancer.

Health Beat: HPV: The teen vaccine no one gets?
WFMZ – Feb.  3
But according to new research from the Moffitt Cancer Center, the HPV vaccine isn’t as popular as it should be especially among boys.

Identifying Transplant Candidates in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
OncLive – Feb. 3
Jeffrey Lancet, MD,Professor of Oncologic Science and Section Chief for Leukemia, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Tampa, Florida

Dr. Jeffrey Weber on Ipilimumab for Melanoma
OncLive – Feb. 2
Jeffrey Weber, MD, PhD, a senior member at the Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses the EORTC 18701 study, which compared ipilimumab with placebo for patients with stage III node-positive melanoma.

Breast cancer survivor helps build new Moffitt McKinley Center
ABC Action News – Jan. 30
And her team is putting in the pipes to pump in water if needed at the new Moffitt McKinley Center.“Moffitt has been a  wonderful partner for my company through the years. We’ve done a lot of work with Moffitt. For me it’s special, too, because I'm a survivor. I was treated 24 years ago at Moffitt. And doctors there literally saved my life.”

Where do the Lightning’s hat-trick hats go?
Tampa Bay Times – Jan. 30
Turns out, they’re often put to good use. In the past, the Lightning has given them away to places such as Metropolitan Ministries and Moffitt Cancer Center, said Bill Wickett, executive vice president of marketing and communications. 

Tampa police Chief Jane Castor pulls over doctor accused of DUI
Tampa Bay Times – Jan. 30
“It didn’t matter if she was the chief, or who the officer was,” said Assad, who is also a professor at USF Morsani College of Medicine and practices at Moffitt Cancer Center. “They all have the same authority.”

Game 50 recap: Lightning dump Red Wings 5-1, reclaim division lead
SB Nation “Raw Charge” blog – Jan. 29
The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Ros Miller as the 25th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight’s game. Miller, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Moffitt Cancer Center.

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