Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Completes Cancer Center Renovation in Leesburg, FL

Facility Offers Patients Expanded Services and Convenience in Lake County


Leesburg, FL – May 5, 2017. . . Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce the completion of its renovation of the Leesburg South cancer center, located at 601 E Dixie Avenue - Suite 1001, Leesburg, FL. The newly-expanded facility will continue providing patients with the most advanced and personalized cancer treatments in the area, all under one roof, including medical oncology, fixed PET/CT imaging and an expanded array of other services. Physicians practicing at Leesburg South include Jennifer Cultrera, MD, Maen Hussein, MD, Sandeep Thaper, MD and Marays Veliz, MD

FCS CEO Brad Prechtl said, “At Florida Cancer Specialists, we strive for continuous improvements that benefit our patients.  The newly-remodeled facility at Leesburg South is quite a bit larger, so we were able to close one of our older offices just a few miles away and still accommodate those patients at the expanded cancer center. This means we now have three conveniently located facilities in Leesburg.”

Dr. William Harwin, Founder and President of FCS, added, "The larger office allows us to add several services for patients, including a fixed PET/CT scanner.  The new scanner at the Leesburg South location brings ‘next generation’ imaging technology to patients in Lake County. This enables our physicians to better monitor a patient’s progress and ensure that treatment is working.”

Dr. Sandeep Thaper has practiced in Leesburg for over 20 years and was enthusiastic about the facility updates and added convenience for patients.  “Our new center was designed with our patients in mind.  We are able to offer the most advanced treatments and cutting-edge technologies in a setting that is aesthetically pleasing, which actually helps to reduce stress and results in improved outcomes for patients.”

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, 160 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. 84% of new cancer drugs approved in 2016 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 from Daytona/Palm Coast to 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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