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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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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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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