Children of Florida Cancer Specialists' Patients Enjoy Special Day with Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Annual Event

July 10, 2014…… Families from Pinellas and Hillsborough counties, along with the staff from Florida Cancer Specialists, enjoyed a great day at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ NFL headquarters in Tampa, FL. The Buccaneers cheerleaders, and official mascot, Captain Fear participated in the festivities alongside the patients and their children, enjoying pizza donated by Domino’s and watching the DreamWorks film “Turbo.”
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Dr. Elizabeth A. Byron Joins Florida Cancer Specialists &
Research Institute

Nation’s Largest Independent Hematology/Oncology Practice Welcomes New Physician to Palm Beach County Offices
July 7, 2014…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the United States, is pleased to announce that Elizabeth A. Byron, MD, has joined the practice and will be seeing patients in both the Atlantis and West Palm Beach, FL offices, beginning Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Dr. Byron will be seeing both oncologic and hematologic patients and has a strong interest in breast and lung cancers.
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Dr. Vipul M. Patel Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Nation’s Largest Independent Oncology/Hematology Practice Welcomes New Physician to Inverness and Ocala Offices
June 24, 2014…… the leading community-based oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Vipul M. Patel, MD, has joined the practice and will be seeing patients in both the Inverness and Ocala, FL offices. For the past seven years, Dr. Patel has been a partner at a busy oncology/hematology practice in Gastonia, NC.
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Dr. Michael Diaz To Present at National Summit on 340B Drug
Pricing Program

Florida Cancer Specialists’ Physician Examines Rising Costs of Cancer Drugs
June 9, 2014…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the United States, announced today that FCS Executive Board member Michael Diaz, MD, is scheduled to present at the first-ever National Leadership Summit on 340B, which will be held June 10, 2014 at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The invitation-only Summit will provide a platform to bolster engagement from a broad spectrum of collaborators seeking to identify key challenges and opportunities for stronger oversight and reform of 340B, a federal program that requires drug manufacturers to provide substantial discounts to participating hospitals.
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Eduardo “Ed” Mercado Tapped for Leadership Role at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Healthcare Veteran Named Senior Vice President at Nation’s Largest Independent Oncology/Hematology Practice
June 4, 2014……Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the United States, today announced Eduardo “Ed” Mercado has been named Senior Vice President, Radiation/Radiology and Partnership Services. In this role, Mercado will be responsible for the overall leadership of the radiation and radiology divisions of the statewide practice, as well as leading informatics functions and assisting with mergers and acquisitions.
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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Adds New Office Location in Ocala, FL

New Location Brings State-of-the-Art Cancer Care to Marion County
June 2, 2014…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the United States, today announced a new office location in Ocala, FL is being added to the statewide network. The new office, located at 1630 SE 18th St., Suite 602, Ocala, FL 34471 will begin seeing patients immediately.
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Florida Cancer Specialists To Present Abstracts at American Society of Clinical Oncology’s 50th Annual Meeting


May 29, 2014…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) announced today that the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has selected 15 abstracts co-authored by several FCS Physician Investigators for presentation at its 50th annual meeting, which will be held in Chicago, IL May 30 – June 3, 2014. The annual meeting will bring together over 25,000 oncology professionals to discuss this year’s theme, “Science and Society”. Among the FCS physician investigators whose abstracts are being presented at the annual meeting are Drs. Lowell Hart, Andrew Lipman, Scott Lunin, Michael McCleod, Manish Patel (FCS Associate Director of Drug Development), James Reeves, Scott Tetreault, David Wright, Robert Green, Daniel Spitz and William Harwin, Founder and President of FCS.
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Florida Cancer Specialists Celebrates Expansion to Better Serve Patients in Palm Beach Gardens
Pictured from Left to Right: Tammy Reynolds, PSS; Jackie Harriot, FC; Kim Delgato- Wellington Manager; Rebecca Appelbaum- Physician Liaison; Phyllis McLaughlin, Manager PGA; Theresa Spencer-RN; Lois Brown- Regional Director; Diane Mann- PGA Manager; Ashley Sessions-MA; Sharon Norton-Nuc Med Tech; Stacy Smith- Clinical Financial Manager; Robert Forte- Nuc Med Tech, Dr. Elizabeth McKeen, Medical Oncologist/Hematologist; Marshall Williams; Dr. James Harris, Medical Oncologist/Hematologist; Lakesha Fisher- Pharm. Tech; Dr. Sumithra Vattigunta-Gopal, Medical Oncologist/Hematologist; Michael Valerga- RN; Tenchenda Williams, FC; Annette Simpson, FC; Kim Machado, PSS; Olga Vasquez, PSS; Daniel Grimes, MA, Renee Rose, MA; Heather Ronga, Lead PSS; Lori Richards, PSS; Takita Stafford, MA; Amy Bouchard, PSS; Shelly Glenn, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer

Florida Cancer Specialists Celebrates Expansion to Better Serve Patients in Palm Beach Gardens


May 20, 2014…… Florida Cancer Specialists physicians and staff welcomed local dignitaries, patients and their families to a Ribbon Cutting and Patient Appreciation Breakfast at the Palm Beach Gardens office on May 15, 2014. The event celebrated expanded services at the location and the one year anniversary of a merger between Palm Beach Cancer Institute and Florida Cancer Specialists.
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Deland Office Hosts Ribbon Cutting and Tour of New Facility
Physicians, staff, patients and local dignitaries attended a ribbon-cutting at the Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Deland office which opened in early 2014. Among those in attendance (left to right): Julie Lambert, Head Nurse; Kelly Shaft, LPN; Amanda Cioffi, Lead MA; Michelle Cook, Lead PSS; Dr. Jason Syzmala, Hospitalist; Shelly Glenn, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer; Dr. Lynn VanUmmersen, Medical Oncologist/Hematologist; Dr. Shemin Saferali, Medical Oncologist/Hematologist; Dr. Victor Melgen, Medical Oncologist/Hematologist; Brad Prechtl, Chief Executive Officer; Dr. Kottapurath Moideen, Medical Oncologist/Hematologist; Ed Noseworthy, Deland Chamber of Commerce President; Danielle Spears, Physician Liaison; Diane Stoyka, Physician Liaison; Inga Gonzalez, Regional Director.

Deland Office Hosts Ribbon Cutting and Tour of New Facility


May 9, 2014…… Florida Cancer Specialists physicians and staff welcomed local dignitaries and patients to a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Deland, FL office on May 8, 2014. The event celebrated the new location, which opened early in 2014 and provides greater access for patients in Volusia County.
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ABOUT FLORIDA CANCER SPECIALISTS

Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, 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 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 | Deland | Englewood | Fort Myers | Gainesville | Hudson | Inverness | Lady Lake | Lake Mary | Lakewood Ranch | Land O' Lakes | Largo | Lecanto | Leesburg | Naples | New Port Richey | North Port | Ocala | Orange City | Orlando | Ormond Beach | Palm Beach Gardens | Palm Coast | Port Charlotte | Port Orange | Sarasota | Sebring | Spring Hill | St. Petersburg | Sun City Center | Tallahassee | Tampa | Tavares | The Villages | Venice | Wellington | West Palm Beach | Zephyrhills

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