Dr. Shilpa Oberoi Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Nation’s Largest Independent Hematology/Oncology Practice
Adds New Physician in Ocala Cancer Center



Shilpa Oberoi, MD
Medical Oncologist
August 3, 2015…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Shilpa Oberoi, MD, has joined Florida Cancer Specialists and will be seeing patients at the FCS cancer center in Ocala, located at 1630 SE 18th Street, Suite 602, Ocala, FL 34471.
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Dr. Rakesh Rohatgi Merges His Practice With Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Tri-County Hematology & Oncology Joins
Nation’s Largest Independent Hematology/Oncology Practice



Rakesh Rohatgi, MD
Medical Oncologist
August 3, 2015…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Rakesh Rohatgi, MD, is merging his practice (Tri-County Hematology & Oncology) with Florida Cancer Specialists and will be seeing patients at FCS cancer centers in both Ocala (1630 SE 18th Street – Suite 602, Ocala, FL) and The Villages (1503 Buenos Aires Blvd. – Bldg. 140, The Villages, FL).
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Dr. Napoleon Santos Joins Florida Cancer Specialists

Nation’s Largest Independent Oncology/Hematology Practice Adds New Physician in
Palm Beach County



NapoLeon Santos, DO
Medical Oncologist
July 27, 2015…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Napoleon Santos, DO, has joined Florida Cancer Specialists and will be seeing patients at the FCS cancer center in West Palm Beach, located at 1309 N. Flagler Drive., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
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Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Names Valerie Vance as
Executive Director

July 14, 2015…… The Florida Cancer Specialist Foundation (FCSF), a non-profit 501c3 organization that provides financial assistance for non-medical living expenses to qualified cancer patients, announced the promotion of Valerie Vance to Executive Director. Valerie began volunteering with the FCS Foundation in 2014 and then joined FCSF in December 2014 as Volunteer Program Manager to launch the initiative.
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Florida Cancer Specialists Collaborates with Cigna on
Patient-Centric Care Model

July 7, 2015…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is joining Cigna in establishing a new program focused on improving care for cancer patients. The program offers several new advantages to patients, including same-day appointment availability, access to after-hours clinical advice and 24/7 access to clinical triage staff.
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Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Reaches Million Dollar Milestone

Foundation Celebrates Distribution of Over $1 Million in Patient Grants
July 6, 2015…… The Florida Cancer Specialist Foundation (FCSF), a non-profit 501c3 organization that provides financial assistance for non-medical living expenses to qualified cancer patients, celebrated a significant milestone recently. On June 19, 2015, the Foundation exceeded the million-dollar mark in the amount of patient grants that have been distributed since its inception in 2012. Twenty percent of all patient grants have been awarded to non-FCS patients.
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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Participates In University of South Florida Acupuncture Study

Study Investigates Effect of Acupuncture on Neuropathy
June 30, 2015…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) announced its participation in a University of South Florida (USF) study to research the effects of group acupuncture on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). Dr. Cindy Tofthagen, Assistant Professor of Nursing at USF, is principal investigator for the study. She will be working closely with FCS Medical Oncologist Dr. Nuruddin Jooma, who is Medical Director of the Integrative Oncology Program at Florida Cancer Specialists, and Dr. Gene Healy, a Florida-licensed acupuncture physician who offers group acupuncture at two FCS cancer centers.
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Dr. Judy Wang Joins Drug Development Unit at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute



Judy Wang, MD
Medical Oncologist
June 29, 2015…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Judy Wang, MD, has joined the practice and will be working in the FCS Drug Development Unit (DDU) / Cancer Research Center located at 600 North Cattlemen Road, Suite 200, Sarasota, FL 34232.
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Florida Cancer Specialists Patient Advocates Honored by Community Oncology Alliance

June 16, 2015…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) physicians, staff and patient advocates were honored recently at the annual conference of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA), held in Orlando, FL earlier this spring. The FCS chapter of the Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) was recognized for its outstanding support of CPAN and its commitment to advocacy for cancer patients.
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Florida Cancer Specialists’ Research Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Annual Meeting

Clinical Trial Research Conducted Through Strategic Partnership with Sarah Cannon Research Institute
June 8, 2015…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) announced that ten physician investigators from the practice co-authored 23 abstracts and/or poster sessions that were presented at the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, held in Chicago, IL. Among the FCS physician investigators whose abstracts were presented at the annual meeting are Drs. Peter Acs, Janice Eakle, Lowell Hart (FCS Scientific Director of Clinical Research), William Harwin (FCS Founder & President), Maen Hussein, Joseph Mace, Michael McCleod, Manish Patel (FCS Associate Director of Drug Development), Waide Weaver and Gail Wright.
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Janelle Park, MD and Yuenan Wang, PhD to Present Abstracts at ASTRO’s National Meeting

Florida Cancer Specialists’ Radiation Oncology Program Recognized for Excellence
June 5, 2015…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS)announced today that the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected two abstracts, co-authored by Dr. Janelle Park and FCS physicist Dr. Yuenan Wang, for presentation at its 57th annual meeting, which will be held in San Antonio, TX October 18 – 21, 2015. The annual meeting will bring together more than 11,000 radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiation therapists and other professionals from around the world to discuss this year’s theme, Technology Meets Patient Care.
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Florida Cancer Specialists Highlighted in National Publication

OncLive Online Article Reveals Reasons for Success
June 4, 2015…… Focusing on the experience of Drs. Raul Storey and Noor Merchant, two of Florida Cancer Specialists' (FCS) newest physicians, OncLive, the highly-respected online publication of Oncology Business Magazine, featured many of the reasons why so many smaller practices have sought to merge with FCS in recent years. Dr. Storey points out that one of the most compelling reasons his practice joined FCS was because of the outstanding clinical trials program, which Dr. Storey calls "a dream come true for hematology-oncology.”
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Ribbon Cutting Held at New Smyrna Beach Cancer Center
Among those present to celebrate at the Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the new Florida Cancer Specialists location in New Smyrna Beach were: Dr. Kathleen Doughney, Dr. Eric Harris, CEO Bradley A. Prechtl, Dr. Karin Bigman, and Dr. Mudussara Khan.

Ribbon Cutting Held at New Smyrna Beach Cancer Center

May 20, 2015…… Florida Cancer Specialists physicians and staff welcomed community leaders, patients and referring physicians to a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the new clinical location in New Smyrna Beach. The event, which was held on May 20, 2015, celebrated the fourth Florida Cancer Specialists cancer center in Volusia County, as well as a new partnership with Florida Hospital in Volusia and Flagler county locations.
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Oviedo Office Hosts Ribbon Cutting and Physician Open House
Among those in attendance at the Oviedo Ribbon Cutting and Open House (left to right): Shelly Glenn, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer; Inga Gonzalez, Regional Director; Janet Livingston, Admin of Oviedo ER; Dr. Ernesto Bustinza, Medical Oncologist; Dr. Victor Melgen, Medical Oncologist; Mayor Dominic Persampiere; Rhonda Webster, Physician Liaison; Dr. Regina Flores, Medical Oncologist; Bradley A. Prechtl, Chief Executive Officer; Dr. Ralph Gousse, Medical Oncologist; President/CEO of Oviedo - Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce; Todd Sykes; Sara Jones, Customer Experience Manager.

Oviedo Office Hosts Ribbon Cutting and Physician Open House

May 5, 2015…… Florida Cancer Specialists physicians and staff welcomed community leaders, patients and referring physicians to a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House at the new clinical location in Oviedo on April 29, 2015. The event celebrated the fourth Florida Cancer Specialists cancer center in Seminole County, which provides added convenience for patients in the Oviedo community.
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ABOUT FLORIDA CANCER SPECIALISTS

Founded in 1984, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the United States. With over 170 physicians, 110 nurse practitioners and physician assistants and over 80 locations in our network, we are committed to providing world-class cancer care in community-based settings close to home. Recognized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) with a national Clinical Trials Participation Award, FCS offers patients access to more clinical trials than any private oncology practice in Florida.

Our physicians are consistently ranked nationally as Top Doctors by U.S. News & World Report. Trained in such prestigious medical schools and research institutes as Duke, Stanford, Harvard, Emory, M.D. Anderson, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering, the physicians of Florida Cancer Specialists provide leadership and consultation in the state's leading hospitals.

FCS serves patients on the Gulf Coast from Naples to the greater Tampa Bay area, north as far as Tallahassee, in Orlando and surrounding Central Florida communities, and on the East Coast in Daytona/Palm Coast, Vero Beach/Sebastian and in Palm Beach County.

At Florida Cancer Specialists, our primary purpose – and our passion – is to provide the most advanced cancer treatment, using cutting-edge technologies, in a setting where patients can be close to home and surrounded by family and friends.

BECOMING A PATIENT


To become a Florida Cancer Specialist patient simply click on the city closest to you from the list below. Contact information will be listed for each office. Every office has Patient Service Specialists that will be happy to assist you.

Florida Cancer Specialists has office in the following cities:
Altamonte Springs | Apopka | Atlantis | Bonita Springs | Bradenton | Brandon | Brooksville | Cape Coral | Clearwater | Clermont | Crystal River | Daytona Beach | Deland | Englewood | Fort Myers | Gainesville | Hudson | Inverness | Lady Lake | Lake Mary | Lakewood Ranch | Land O' Lakes | Largo | Lecanto | Leesburg | Naples | New Port Richey | New Smyrna Beach | North Port | Ocala | Orange City | Orlando | Ormond Beach | Oviedo | Palm Beach Gardens | Palm Coast | Port Charlotte | Port Orange | Sarasota | Sebastian | Sebring | Spring Hill | St. Petersburg | Sun City Center | Tallahassee | Tampa | Tavares | The Villages | Venice | Vero Beach | Wellington | West Palm Beach | Zephyrhills

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