December 2, 2016

December 02, 2016

Tampa General Hospital CEO resigns
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Nov. 30
Burkhart was recently elected chair of the board of trustees of the Florida Hospital Association, but a spokeswoman for the association said effective immediately, FHA Chair-Elect John Kolosky, chief operating officer of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and president of Moffitt Hospital, will succeed Burkhart as chair for 2017.

Carlton: Can the downtrodden USF area innovate? Believers already believe
Tampa Bay Times – Nov. 30
Sharpe points out that USF already has a lot of the interesting stuff that comes with a big college campus, like the Moffitt Cancer Center and its big plans to expand. Medical tourism?

Decades-old therapy saving people from amputation
KSAT – Nov. 29
He was days away from amputation. But then he met Jonathan Zager, M.D., a surgical oncologist and professor of surgery at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Zager offered another way, something called isolated limb infusion.

Everybody’s coach saved from amputation
WFRV-TV – Nov. 29
He was days away from amputation. But then he met Jonathan Zager, M.D., a surgical oncologist and professor of surgery at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Zager offered another way, something called isolated limb infusion. Hladky said, "To keep my arm, I said you bet." 

Galvano to advocate medical pot research at Moffitt
Tampa Bay Times – Nov. 29
As lawmakers grapple with implementing medical marijuana in Florida, a powerful senator is pushing for the state to set up a pot research program at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Legislative preview with Bradenton Sen. Bill Galvano
Bradenton Herald – Nov. 29
Galvano then advanced another good idea, saying he would like to work with the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa on conducting medical marijuana research, initially focused on cancer patients.

Promising New Treatments Providing Hope For Cancer Patients
WUSF – Nov. 29
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center are using one form of immunotherapy and awaiting FDA approval for another.  Immunotherapy uses the body's immune cells to recognize cancer and destroy it.

Moffitt planning $800 million expansion
The Oracle – Nov. 28
Moffitt is proposing a 10-year plan for Moffitt to raise $500 million, request state legislation to grant the renovation project an additional $300 million and a 30-year bond on cigarette tax will provide the remainder of funds needed.

Sen. Bill Galvano says Moffitt Cancer Center could be site for medical marijuana research facility
Bradenton Herald – Nov. 28
As a supporter of medical marijuana, Galvano said he would like to work with Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa on establishing a research facility, which would initially be cancer-based.

Five USF Faculty Members Named Fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science
The Bradenton Times – Nov. 28
Goldgof is a Professor in the USF Department of Computer Science & Engineering in the College of Engineering, and the Department of Oncological Sciences in the Morsani College of Medicine, and a Member of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. 

Buccaneers rookies score with program devoted to community service
Orlando Sentinel – Nov. 27
Besides the outing at Metropolitan Ministries, the 2016 crop of Bucs rookies has bowled with Tampa Fire Rescue Department personnel, dropped in at MacDill Air Force Base, spent time with patients and families at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and promoted good nutritional and exercise habits in children through the NFL's PLAY 60 program.

Gus Bilirakis: Giving a voice to rare disease patients
Saint Petersblog – Nov. 25

Out of these conversations with folks like Ashleigh Pike from Palm Harbor, who lives with Dysautonomia, Dr. Thomas Sellers, a top researcher with Moffitt Cancer Center, and Patricia Stanco, an advocate with the ALS Association Florida Chapter, along with many others, came the 21st Century Cures Act.

Philanthropists Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton among this week's Tampa Bay business Movers & Shakers
Tampa Bay Times – Nov. 25

Dr. Christine Laronga, surgical oncologist specializing in breast cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center, has been named president of the Association of Women Surgeons. The international organization boasts more than 1,800 members and represents 21 countries.

Doctors begin using therapy to treat cancers in limbs rather than amputate
WNDU – Nov. 25
He was days away from amputation. But then he met Jonathan Zager, M.D., a surgical oncologist and professor of surgery at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Zager offered another way, something called isolated limb infusion.

Mind clear, Bucs' Roberto Aguayo rights his kicking wrongs
Tampa Bay Times - Nov. 24
Perspective came for Aguayo after he missed a field goal and an extra point in a devastating 37-32 loss to the Rams on Sept. 25. On the players' day off, he and a few teammates visited Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa where he received words of encouragement from patient Reginald Reaves. Reaves, who has Stage 1 colon cancer, is an unabashed Seminoles fan and needed to speak only a few words to help Aguayo out of his funk.
"We believe in you," Reaves said. "We know what you can do."

Moffitt 'bursting at the seams' says CEO, who details expansion plans
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Nov. 23
Moffitt Cancer Center is planning to fix its growing pains with an $800 million, 10-year expansion plan, including two new research buildings, a new clinical support building, a new hospital wing and additional outpatient facilities. 

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