2 results for tag: Moffitt Cancer Center


Spotlight on Patient Power: Celebrating Partnerships in Cancer

I have written many times here about my frustration when groups that are supposed to have a devotion to cancer patients as their top priority get sidetracked by egos, distrust of one another, bureaucratic procedures and turf wars. Over the years, I have seen it happen much too often. But I am happy to report some instances now when groups are working together as true partners, and I want to call them out for credit. Over the next weeks and months, Patient Power has plans to produce a number of “town meetings” for patients and care partners affected by specific cancer types. And great organizations are helping in each case.  On ...

Spotlight on Patient Power: CLL Town Meeting in Tampa, FL

I attended an extraordinary celebration this weekend. It was held in a most unusual venue – the Moffitt Cancer Center at University of South Florida in Tampa.  Celebrants came in all shapes, sizes and ages.  This wasn’t a family event.  Participants weren’t related by blood.  Or were they? In fact, everyone in the room was connected by blood.  At least half the attendees, including me, are CLLers.  We have chronic lymphocytic leukemia.  And we came to Tampa to attend a CLL town hall meeting, organized and hosted by Patient Power as a service of the CLL Global Research Foundation and in partnership with Moffitt. For many it was ...