Moffitt in the News
Moffitt receives $15M grant from National Cancer Institute
Tampa Bay Times - July 11, 2012
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center has received a five-year grant worth just under $15 million from the National Cancer Institute.
$15 million grant cements Moffitt's elite status
The Tampa Tribune - July 11, 2012
The National Cancer Institute on Tuesday reaffirmed H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute's status as an elite research hospital with a nearly $15 million award.
Hot needle that spares men from impotence by destroying cancer cells
Daily Mail (UK) - July 10, 2012
Radio-frequency ablation does not have these complications, and is now being used in a trial at the Lee Moffitt Cancer Centre and Research Institute in the U.S.
Moffitt designation as NCI comprehensive cancer center renewed
Tampa Bay Business Journal - July 10, 2012
The National Cancer has renewed Moffitt Cancer Center's designation as a comprehensive cancer center for another five years.
Esophageal Cancer Survival Benefit Linked to Lymphadenectomy
Internal Medicine News - July 9, 2012
"The maximum survival advantage was seen when a minimum of 15 lymph nodes were removed in node-negative patients and 20 in the node-positive patients," Dr. Kenneth L. Meredith said.
It's Not All Bad
GenomeWeb - July 9, 2012
In a recent opinion piece in Nature Reviews Cancer, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers wrote that resistance to treatment would always be a problem for oncologists and their patients, because tumors are subject to the same processes of evolution and natural selection as any other organism.
Florida Governor Scott wants "competitive environment" for cancer treatment, including at UM's Sylvester
The Miami Herald - July 7, 2012
Scott's letters to UM's Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and the Shands Cancer Hospital in Gainesville say that organizations receiving state biomedical research funds "may not franchise their name or brand to other private entities" and "may not receive royalties or other remuneration from other entities in exchange for use of their name or brand."
HPV Infection Implicated in Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers
Cancer Network - July 6, 2012
"[We] chose to investigate HPV as a risk factor for squamous-cell carcinoma because previous studies had reported finding viral sequences in tumors," said Dana E. Rollison, PhD, of the department of cancer epidemiology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, and lead author of the study.
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