October 30, 2015

October 30, 2015

More Moffitt
Tampa Tribune – Oct. 30
The burgeoning Moffitt Cancer Center is unveiling a new outpatient center today, to help accommodate the growing need of their patients in various areas. The new center, located at 10920 N. McKinley Dr. — less than a mile from the cancer center’s main campus — will offer clinics for skin cancer and breast cancer patients, more diagnostic imaging capabilities, and outpatient surgery.

Game 11: Offensive woes continue as Lightning fall to Colorado
RawCharge.com – Oct. 29
The Lightning honored H. Lee Moffitt as the fourth Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game. Moffitt, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation.

Amgen's newly approved Moffitt-tested drug fights skin cancer with herpes virus
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Oct. 29
Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa was among the sites where Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) tested the new drug, called Imlygic or Talimogene Laherparepvec (TVEC).

FDA approves first oncolytic virus therapy – Imlygic for Melanoma
Oncology Times – Oct. 28
“This is another possible way of treating a patient’s recurrent unresectable melanoma with minimal side effects through a different avenue,” the trial’s principal investigator Jonathan Zager, MD, FACS, Chair of Graduate Medical Education, a surgical oncologist and Senior Member in the Departments of Cutaneous Oncology and Sarcoma, and Director of Regional Therapies at the Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center of Excellence, all at Moffitt Cancer Center, said in a news release.

Tampa Hillsborough EDC celebrates success, but urges raising economic bar
Tampa Bay Times – Oct. 28
The mayor of Temple Terrace, Frank Chillura, praised the lack of political bickering so common in the past and endorsed recent efforts by an "innovation alliance" backed by USF, Moffitt Cancer Center and other nearby economic engines to help revive the small city's broader university area.

Tampa Bay Lightning – Oct. 28
The Tampa Bay Lightning will host Hockey Fights Cancer Night, presented by Moffitt Cancer Center, on Thursday, October 29 when the team takes on the Colorado Avalanche at Amalie Arena at 7:30 p.m. The league-wide initiative is entering its 17th season of recognizing those affected by cancer.

New lobbying registrations
Saintpetersblog – Oct. 27
New Lobbying Registrations: Moffitt Cancer Center

Umatilla pilot saves lives with day job and hobby
Daily Commercial – Oct. 27
His longest Angel Flight was to Miami, while most trips are to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.
“Having a purpose makes aviation so much more than just a hobby from my perspective,” he said.

Woman discovers breast cancer after hubby ‘cops a feel’
Detroit Free Press – Oct. 27
She also says she struggled to find a support group for people like her battling cancer so helped develop Moffitt Cancer Center's Adolescent and Young Adult program, or AYA so others between the ages of 15 and 39 wouldn't have to go it alone. Rachell says, "There's strength in numbers." 

More men with breast cancer opting for mastectomies
WFTS – ABC – Oct. 26
"That can delay diagnosis, and allow the tumor to grow and become more advanced before it's biopsied and diagnosed as cancer," said Dr. Soliman with the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Touch from love of her life saved her life
WTSP – Oct. 26
She also says she struggled to find a support group for people like her battling cancer so helped develop Moffitt Cancer Center's, Adolescent and Young Adult program, or AYA so others between the ages of 15 and 39 wouldn't have to go it alone. Rachell says, "There's strength in numbers." 

Mark Sharpe: Blending work, social and creative lives
TBO.com – Oct. 26
The Tampa Innovation Alliance is an organization designed for the purpose of bringing our major anchors — the University of South Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida Hospital, Busch Gardens, the new University Mall and hundreds of businesses — together into a special place where people want to live, work, play study and stay.

Villagers shouldn’t buy PR babble surrounding new cancer center
Orlando Sentinel –Oct. 26
Patients should know that the company that owns the Villages Hospital got $3.4 million in tax dollars.

Where should I go to college? Student stories, University of S. Florida
The Korea Times – Oct. 23
The campus houses Moffitt Cancer Research Center, Shriner’s Children Hospital, Alzheimer’s Research Center, Eye Institute, Morsani Health Center, and the VA hospital and the Florida Hospital across the street. 


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