Dr. Mark Rubin Recognized by Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Nation’s Largest Independent Oncology Group Honors Physician Leader

Fort Myers, FL – January 27, 2017... Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, recently recognized FCS medical oncologist Dr. Mark Rubin, who practices in the Bonita Springs location, for his leadership and his many contributions to the group over the past two decades. Dr. Rubin, who joined Florida Cancer Specialists in 1994, has been a physician leader within the statewide practice and has greatly contributed to several organizational benchmarks.

Dr. Rubin’s contributions in both laboratory and clinical research have advanced the field of oncology in immeasurable ways. During his fellowship at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, he made significant contributions in the development of the cancer drug Erbitux and first conceived of its use in colon cancer, making him one of the few physicians who has taken a drug from bench to clinic.

FCS CEO Brad Prechtl said, “First and foremost, Dr. Rubin has consistently been an advocate for his patients, providing them with the highest level of care and access to the FCS clinical trials program; he has served as a Principal Investigator or Sub-Investigator on over 100 clinical research trials. As a former member of our Executive Board, Dr. Rubin’s leadership and insight have been invaluable.”

Dr. William Harwin, Founder and President of FCS, added, "When our practice was searching to identify a physician-focused Electronic Medical Record platform, Dr. Rubin took the lead and evaluated numerous options before deciding that, in order to meet the rigorous standards of our busy practice, a better solution had to be developed. He then spent many months and countless hours working with the nation’s premiere medical software designers to create, develop and improve OncoEMR, which today has become the EMR of choice for over half of all practicing community oncologists in the United States. In short, Dr. Rubin’s contributions and dedication have impacted almost every aspect of FCS physicians’ roles and have led to many physicians joining our practice.”

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About Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute:
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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Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation & Research Institute
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