Moffitt receives award from American Cancer Society

June 07, 2006

Tampa, FL -- H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute received a society award from the Greater Tampa Bay Unit of the American Cancer Society (ACS) which recognizes donors of $10,000 or more.

“The ACS Greater Tampa Unit and Moffitt have and continue to enjoy an exceptional, mutually supportive relationship,” says William Dotterer, Vice President of Ancillary and Medical Staff Services at Moffitt and board member at ACS.

Many Moffitt staff and faculty have served in leadership roles with the unit. Currently, Mary Turney, Manager, Psychosocial Oncology; Melvyn Tockman, Ph.D., member of the Risk Assessment, Detection and Intervention Program; and Nancy Newman, Director, Patient Support Services are board members.

In addition, Moffitt has frequently participated as a sponsor for Relay for Life and ACS events such as the Cattlebarron's Ball. ACS programs are an enormous benefit for many Moffitt patients including the Man to Man Support groups for prostate patients and Look Good - Feel Good classes for women undergoing chemotherapy. Moffitt researchers have been frequent recipients of ACS funded research grants.

In 2001, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute earned NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center status in recognition of its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.