Florida Cancer Specialists Press Release

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Collaborates with Patient Power To Deliver Enhanced Patient Education Team


Seattle, WA and Orlando, FL – May 13, 2016……… Patient Power has established a new alliance with Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) – the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the United States.

“We believe Patient Power’s proven expertise in educating patients about cutting-edge cancer treatments will help advance our shared mission of arming cancer patients with information that can help them access world-class cancer care,” says FCS CEO Brad Prechtl. “As a leader in providing clear, credible and current digital content, Patient Power is bridging the knowledge gap between patients and health care providers and taking a patient-centered approach that will help and support the patients we serve.”

Shelly Glenn, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer of Florida Cancer Specialists, added, “When patients are well-informed about their particular cancer, it lays a strong foundation for a continuing dialogue between physician and patient about what is the best treatment plan for each individual patient. The more education we can provide and the more understanding patients have, the better equipped they are to participate in their own healthcare."

Founded in 1984, FCS offers patients access to more clinical trials than any private oncology practice in Florida. Last year, 70 percent of new cancer drugs approved for use in the U.S. were first studied in clinical trials involving FCS pre approval. With more than 190 top-ranked physicians, 150 nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and more than 90 locations, FCS practices care fortreats more than 500,000 patients annually, offering the most advanced therapies in community-based settings close to home.

“Florida has one of the highest incidences of cancer in the U.S., so we are very pleased to work with such a major provider to educate and empower patients and family members right where care is delivered,” says Patient Power founder and two-time cancer survivor, Andrew Schorr. “It is a credit to Florida Cancer Specialists that they are committed to new tools to help their patients feel more confident and in control of their cancer journey.”

Since 2005, Patient Power has produced more than 2,000 educational videos and nearly 3,000 audio programs for people with cancer. Last year alone, nearly 400,000 visitors in 159 countries logged onto patientpower.info, and more than 2 million Patient Power videos were viewed on Oncology Tube.

For more information, contact Gail Zyla, Patient Power Media Relations Associate, at 781-721-3414; .

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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 180 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.

* Prior to approval

For More Information, Contact:
Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
Shelly Glenn, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer -
770.365.6168

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615.254.1515