Ribbon Cutting Held at New Smyrna Beach Cancer Center
Among those in attendance 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, 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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Drs. Uday Dandamudi and Shilen Patel Join Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Nation’s Largest Independent Hematology/Oncology Practice Welcomes Physicians to Pasco and Hernando Cancer Centers
April 27, 2015…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Uday Dandamudi, MD and Shilen Patel, MD have joined the practice and will be seeing patients in the New Port Richey and Spring Hill FCS cancer centers, respectively.
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Florida Cancer Specialists’ Physician Named FLASCO President

Dr. Michael Diaz Assumes Leadership of Statewide Cancer Advocacy Organization
April 13, 2015…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that Michael Diaz, MD, who serves on the FCS Executive Board, has been named President of the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) at the organization’s Spring Conference and Annual Meeting, held last week in Orlando, FL. Known as the “Voice of Oncology in Florida,” FLASCO is a statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to facilitating and promoting multidisciplinary efforts to improve patient care in Florida. FLASCO also promotes excellence in care of patients afflicted with cancer and hematologic disorders and leads efforts to respond to policies and legislation that threaten to compromise patient access to quality cancer care.
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Inverness South Office Hosts Ribbon Cutting and Tour of New Facility
Among those in attendance at the Inverness South Ribbon Cutting (left to right): Jeff Rubin – Senior Director of Operations; Shelly Glenn – Chief Marketing & Sales Officer; Julie Anning – Physician Liaison; Servillano E. Dela Cruz, Jr. – Medical Oncologist ; William V. Harrer, III – Medical Oncologist ; Anthony Klement – Medical Assistant; Stephanie Alawee – Registered Nurse; Jennifer Petellat – Patient Services Specialist; Jaimee Gordon – Patient Services Specialist; Darlana Martin – Financial Counselor; Christine Soldo – Registered Nurse; Chris Hightower – Office Manager; Karen Genzardi – Head Nurse; Sherree Scriven – Patient Services Specialist; Tiffany Anthony – Medical Assistant.

Inverness South Office Hosts Ribbon Cutting and Tour of New Facility

April 8, 2015…… Florida Cancer Specialists physicians and staff welcomed community leaders and patients to a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Inverness South office on April 8, 2015. The event celebrated the second Florida Cancer Specialists location in Inverness, FL, which provides added convenience for patients in Citrus County.
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Construction begins on new $10M cancer facility in Gainesville
Proposed rendering of the new Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute in Gainesville, located adjacent to the North Florida Regional Medical Center. Florida Cancer Specialists physicians pictured (from left to right): Manuel de la Puerta, MD - Medical Oncologist; Peter Acs, MD, PhD - Medical Oncologist; Laura C. Dickerson, MD - Medical Oncologist; Lucio Gordan, MD - Medical Oncologist; Andres Bhatia, MD - Medical Oncologist.

Construction begins on new $10M cancer facility in Gainesville

Florida Cancer Specialists Announces State-of-the-Art Facility Will Be Located Adjacent to North Florida Regional Cancer Center
March 18, 2015…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute launched a new $10 million construction project during an official Groundbreaking Ceremony in Gainesville today. The new, 25,000-square-foot facility will offer patients added convenience and access to a broad range of cancer services. According to Florida Cancer Specialists’ CEO, Brad Prechtl, the new center will house the clinical practice and research operations in Gainesville under one roof in a building connected to the North Florida Regional Cancer Center. The new facility will replace FCS’s current 13,000-square-foot building in Gainesville, where they have practiced since 2011. FCS will be in full operation at its current location – 1147 NW 64th Terrace – during the construction. Physicians practicing at the Gainesville location include: Peter Acs, MD, PhD; Andres Bhatia, MD; Manuel de la Puerta, MD, Laura C. Dickerson, MD; and Lucio Gordan, MD.
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Dr. Ernesto Bustinza-Linares Joins Florida Cancer Specialists

New Physician to Practice in Central Florida
March 19, 2015…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to welcome Ernesto Bustinza-Linares, MD to the practice. Dr. Bustinza-Linares has had training at MD Anderson and is seeing patients at the Deland, Lake Mary and Orange City office locations in Central Florida.
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Florida Cancer Specialists Welcomes Dr. Miguel Pelayo

Dr. Pelayo to See Patients in Sarasota County
March 18, 2015…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that Miguel Pelayo, MD, has joined the practice. He began seeing patients at the Lakewood Ranch office on Monday, March 16, 2015.
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Florida Cancer Specialists Announces Nominees for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man/Woman of the Year

Florida Cancer Specialists Announces Nominees for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man/Woman of the Year

March 16, 2015…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that Drs. Beth Byron, Todd Gersten, Anjan J. Patel and Physician Liaison Danielle Spears have been nominated by several local Florida chapters of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as Man/Woman of the Year for 2015. After an intensive nominating and vetting process, these four outstanding community leaders accepted the challenge to engage in a spirited competition to raise funds for blood cancer research and earn the coveted title of “Man/Woman of the Year.”
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Washington Post Article Features Dr. Andy Lipman on Patient Empathy

March 9, 2015…… As an Oncology Fellow at Tufts - New England Medical Center in Boston, MA, Dr. Andy Lipman learned a simple yet powerful truth: Never answer a patient's feeling with a fact. It's a lesson he takes to heart everyday in his medical practice in Naples, FL, as a partner with Florida Cancer Specialists. Click Here to read the full article.

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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