Moffitt Cancer Center Stands Up To Cancer Sept. 5

August 22, 2008

Tampa, FLMoffitt Cancer Center will Stand Up To Cancer Sept. 5with a free educational event and public screening of the nationally televised show from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building.

Patients, their families and the public are invited to hear the latest information on cancer prevention and research by some of the nation’s leading specialists. Lectures will focus on topics such as cancer research, lung cancer, women’s oncology and nutrition. Those attending will be able to seek the expert advice of Moffitt’s top researchers and doctors including Thomas Sellers, Ph.D.; Johnathan Lancaster, M.D., Ph.D.; Kathy Allen, M.A., R.D.; and Charles Williams, M.D. Each lecture will last approximately 30 minutes with the first lecture beginning at 6:45 p.m. A public screening of the show will begin at 8 p.m. in the Ted & Marty Couch Auditorium.

Stand Up To Cancer, a new initiative to raise philanthropic dollars for accelerating ground-breaking research, unites the major television networks, entertainment industry executives, celebrities and prominent leaders in cancer research and patient advocacy. ABC, CBS and NBC will donate one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime for the fundraising event, aimed at rallying the public around the goal of ending cancer’s reign as a leading cause of death.

Food and drinks will be provided, and complimentary valet parking will be available. Space is limited. Please call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488) to R.S.V.P.

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center is the only Florida-based cancer center with the NCI designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center for its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. 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.