March 6, 2015

Widening superbug outbreak raises questions for FDA, manufacturers
The Washington Post – March 5
“The big question is, why did it take so long?” said John Greene, an infectious-disease doctor at Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida, who in 2013 co-authored an article about an outbreak involving duodenoscopes in Tampa.

Hooper: Bucs coach Lovie Smith leads by healthy example
Tampa Bay Times – March 5
It's a message he will deliver Saturday at the Men's Health Forum. Sponsored by the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and held at the University of South Florida's Marshall Center, the forum runs from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and seeks to address the health disparities facing medically underserved men.

Cancer centers facing new challenges, NM doctor says
Albuquerque Journal – March 5
The ORIEN network is anchored by the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center in Columbus.

Johnson & Johnson deal could put Hillsborough ‘on the map’
Tampa Bay Business Journal - March 4
CommissionerKen Hagan said existing facilities, such as Draper Labs, Moffitt Cancer Center and USF Heart Health are a strong lure for Johnson & Johnson and similar firms.

CRE in medical devices killed 22 in Florida years ago
Palm Beach Post – March 3
One of the co-authors of the article was Dr. John Greene of the Moffitt Cancer Center, also in Tampa. Greene spoke to The Palm Beach Post last year for the newspaper’s investigative series on super germs.

Vorhees posthumously named council’s lifetime achievement winner
The Packer – March 3
In Vorhees’ name, the council contributed more than $6,000 to charities including the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and to the council’s member college scholarship fund.

Patrick Hwu to Lead MD Anderson’s Cancer Medicine Division
BioNews Texas – March 2
Currently he (Hwu) also holds the position of advisory board member at several institutions, such as the Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center.

‘4th Floor Files’ talks to Darrick McGhee about marriage, less government and fiscal conservatism
SaintPetersBlog – March 2
Q-Three favorite charities. A-Big Bend Cares; Moffitt Cancer Center (I lost three close family members to cancer); Lupus Foundation of America (my sweet mother battles lupus everyday).

Three Tampa-area residents on Forbes billionaire list
Tampa Tribune- March 2
DeBartolo co-founded the Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School in Tampa with Bucs Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks, and also is on the board of directors for the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Runners take to the street to fight cancer
WINK TV– March 1
Candice Pemberton, president of the Fort Myers track club, says it’s all so they can “raise money for the Golisano Children’s Hospital, Barbara’s Friends, and the Moffitt Cancer Research Center.”

Half Marathon benefits cancer research
WBBH/WZVN – March 1
A few friends gathered for a little fun day run Sunday morning which benefits the Moffitt Cancer Center.

ORIEN Big Data Collaboration Adds Four Cancer Centers
The Cancer Letter – Feb. 27
The Oncology Research Information Exchange Network, a precision cancer research collaboration founded by Moffitt Cancer Center and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, announced the addition of four cancer centers Feb. 23, bringing its membership to six.

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