Florida Cancer Specialists Press Release

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Welcomes Dr. Renjitha Ignatius to Riverview Area

Riverview, FL – September 8, 2016……… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Renjitha Ignatius, MD will be seeing patients in the Riverview area, dividing her time between the inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Ignatius will be seeing patients part-time in the hospital in the Riverview area and part-time in the outpatient setting at the Sun City office of Florida Cancer Specialists, located at 4051 Upper Creek Drive, Suite #104, Sun City, FL 33573.

FCS CEO Bradley Prechtl said, "After working six years in a community oncology practice in Royal Oak, Michigan, Dr. Ignatius moved to Florida and has spent the past year as a hospitalist in community oncology in the greater Tampa area. She will be bringing her expertise to the Riverview area and offer added convenience and her experience to our patients. We are very pleased to have her in the FCS family.”

Dr. William Harwin, Founder and President of FCS, added, “Dr. Ignatius comes to us with excellent credentials and a reputation for outstanding patient care. She also has extensive experience in clinical research and has been published in leading, peer-reviewed journals. I know she will be a great addition to our network in Hillsborough County.”

Renjitha Ignatius, MD
Medical Oncologist

During medical school, Dr. Ignatius graduated among the top five students in her class. She completed both her Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowship in Medical Oncology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Royal Oak, MI. Before moving to Florida, Dr. Ignatius served as Associate Professor for Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and was in private practice for six years in Royal Oak, MI.

Dr. Ignatius has been an active participant in numerous multidisciplinary tumor clinics and has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the prestigious Journal of Clinical Oncology. Her areas of interest include malignancies of the breast, head and neck, as well as gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers. Dr. Ignatius has extensive experience in treating patients with central nervous system cancers, lung cancer and hematologic conditions. She believes in personalized care for patients, utilizing the best evidence-based treatments.

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute offers a full range of oncology and hematology services, including clinical research and the use of evidence-based medicine and proactive patient support services. FCS is a strategic site of the Sarah Cannon Research Institute, one of the largest community-based clinical trial organizations in the United States.


About Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute: (FLCancer.com)
Founded in 1984, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the United States. With over 200 physicians, 150 nurse practitioners and physician assistants and over 90 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. 70% of new cancer drugs approved in 2015 for use in the U.S. were studied in clinical trials conducted with FCS participation*. 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.

Florida Cancer Specialists has built a national reputation for excellence that is reflected in exceptional and compassionate patient care, driven by innovative clinical research and cutting-edge technologies that help advance targeted treatments and genetically-based immunotherapies, and embodied by our outstanding team of highly-trained and dedicated physicians, clinicians and staff.

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