Florida Cancer Specialists Participates in FLASCO Fall Session

Statewide gathering addresses current and future challenges in cancer care

Fort Myers, Fla., November 14, 2019 – Physicians and leaders of Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) participated in the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) Fall Session held in Orlando, Nov. 7 – 9.  The two-day statewide gathering of nearly 200 oncology physicians, clinicians and support staff featured dynamic educational presentations and case studies focused on colon cancer, multiple myeloma and other cancers, and stressed the importance of collaboration among all professional health care teams.


FCS Board-certified Medical Oncologist Dr. Eric Harris, FLASCO Board member and Program Committee chairman, moderated the general scientific session. Other FCS leaders who participated in the Fall Session include:

  • Wendy Migliore Sanchez, MSN, APRN, AOCNP-BC, oncology nurse practitioner with FCS, moderated a session on Oncologic Emergencies in the APP/Nurse/Navigator track.
  • FCS Business Office Manager Arletis Mayonada served as a panelist for a session focused on prior authorization challenges in the Administrator Educational track. 
  • Carie Colby, FCS associate director of revenue cycle, gave a luncheon presentation about empowering employees to enhance the patient experience and create positive change.

FCS CEO Brad Prechtl, MBA said, “Florida Cancer Specialists is proud to lend our support and leadership to FLASCO.  One of the most effective ways to advance the field of oncology is to share knowledge and that’s exactly what FLASCO does.  Our physicians and staff look forward to participating in this conference each year because it provides a great opportunity to learn from each other.”

FCS President & Managing Physician Dr. Lucio Gordan added, “FLASCO provides vital educational opportunities, advocacy and leadership for oncologists and allied health professionals at FCS and throughout Florida. As a community oncology practice, we rely on this valuable information-sharing opportunity.”

The Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) is a statewide non-profit organization committed to facilitating and promoting multidisciplinary efforts for oncology practitioners and industry professionals to improve patient care in Florida. 

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Recognized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) with a national Clinical Trials Participation Award, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) offers patients access to more clinical trials than any private oncology practice in Florida. In the past four years, the majority of new cancer drugs approved for use in the U.S. were studied in clinical trials with Florida Cancer Specialists participation.* Trained in such prestigious medical schools and research institutes as Duke, Stanford, Harvard, Emory, M.D. Anderson, and Memorial Sloan Kettering, our physicians are consistently ranked nationally as Top Doctors by U.S. News & World Report. 

Founded in 1984, FCS is one of the largest medical oncology/hematology practices in the United States. With more than 230 physicians, 220 advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) and physician assistants (PA) and nearly 100 locations in our network, we are committed to providing world-class cancer care in community-based settings, close to home.

Florida Cancer Specialists has built a national reputation for excellence that is reflected in exceptional and compassionate patient care, driven by innovative clinical research, cutting-edge technologies and advanced treatments, including targeted therapies, genomic-based treatment, and immunotherapy.  Our highest values are embodied by our outstanding team of highly trained and dedicated physicians, clinicians and staff.

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