FCS Welcomes New Physician | Dr. Elizabeth Guancial


Sarasota, FL – August 1st, 2018. . . Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the largest community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that medical oncologist Elizabeth Guancial, MD, has joined the statewide practice and will be practicing at Sarasota Downtown, located at 1970 Golf Street, Sarasota, Florida 34236, on August 1st, 2018.

FCS CEO Brad Prechtl, MBA said, “Dr. Guancial trained at some of the highest-ranked medical schools and cancer centers in the nation and will bring great expertise and stature as a medical oncologist and hematologist serving our patients in Sarasota County. We are very pleased to have her join the FCS family.”

Dr. William Harwin, Founder and President of FCS, added, “Dr. Guancial will be a great asset to our physicians at our office in downtown Sarasota. She also has demonstrated a focus on clinical research, which is critical in providing the best care for our patients."

Dr. Elizabeth Guancial is board-certified in internal medicine, medical oncology/hematology and has special interests in cancers of the bladder, kidney, testicle, and prostate. Dr. Guancial earned her medical degree from the Harvard School of Medicine (Boston, MA) and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. After her residency, she was awarded a Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the world-renowned Dana Farber Cancer Institute, located in Boston, MA.

In addition to her academic achievements, Dr. Guancial received research grants from the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, University of Rochester Medical Center and the New York State Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program. As a cancer researcher, Dr. Elizabeth Guancial is actively engaged in clinical studies, has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and previously served as a peer reviewer for the European Oncology & Hematology Journal and the British Journal of Urology. 


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 more than 220 physicians, 180 nurse practitioners and physician assistants and nearly 100 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. In the past 3 years, the majority of new cancer drugs approved for use in the U.S. were studied in clinical trials with Florida Cancer Specialists 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.

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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