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Tampa Bay area cancer survivor’s gift helps combat chill of chemotherapy

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — When Dave Norris of Lakewood Ranch beat stage four cancer, after being told he only had six months to live, he felt he’d been given the gift of time. And it wasn’t time that he was going to waste. … Read more

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Ribbon Cutting | Stuart

Local dignitaries joined the physicians and staff of FCS for the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the newly renovated Stuart location. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute   Welcomes Dr. Mohammad K. Kamal

Ocala, FL – October 1, 2017... Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Mohammad K. Kamal, MD has joined the statewide practice and is seeing patients at a new Ocala office of Florida Cancer Specialists, located at 2820 SE 3rd Court, Suite 200, Ocala, FL. … Read more

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New Study Determines Cancer Care Delivered in Hospital Outpatient Setting Much More Expensive Than in Independent, Community Oncology Practices

A new study released today finds that the total cost of care for cancer patients receiving chemotherapy delivered in the hospital outpatient setting is nearly 60%, or $90,144 per year, more expensive than the same treatment delivered in independent, community oncology practices. Additionally, cancer patients treated in the hospital setting are more likely to visit the emergency department (ED) following treatment. … Read more

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Hurricane Irma Hits: Largest Oncology Provider in Florida Continues to Treat Cancer Patients

Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida on Sunday, September 10 and then swept north, engulfing the entire state. On Monday, Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm but was still relentless, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Irma caused damage, flooding, and massive power outages throughout Florida. But in spite of this, Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS)—the largest independent practice in the state — opened their doors on Tuesday, ready to treat patients. … Read more

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Tampa's Favorite Fundraiser Returns with 50 Shades of Roaring Pink

Tampa, FL – September 7, 2017… The Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Foundation is proud to announce that Florida Cancer Specialists’ physicians, Dr. Christopher George and Dr. Julio Lautersztain will serve as honorary co-chairs of the annual fundraising gala in Tampa. “50 Shades of Roaring Pink” will be held on October 7, 2017 … Read more

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Dr. Deborah Z. Glick Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Naples & Bonita Springs, FL – September 1, 2017. . . Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Deborah Z. Glick, MD has joined the statewide practice … Read more

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Dr. Liliana Bustamante Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Fort Myers, FL – August 1, 2017. . . Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Liliana Bustamante, MD has joined the practice and is seeing patients at three FCS Locations in Lee County; Dr. Bustamante will practice at the Cay West office, … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Welcomes Two New Board Members

Sarasota, FL – July 27, 2017… In June, the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Board welcomed two new members, Jeffrey Phipps, Sr., AWMA and John Shwiner. Jeffrey Phipps, Sr., senior member of the Phipps Group, earned his Accredited Wealth Management Advisor designation from The College for Financial Planning and has been working in the financial services industry since … Read more

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Ocala Subaru Blanket Donation

On July 21, 2017, Subaru and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) delivered blankets and craft kits to patients at the Ocala clinic in honor of the Subaru Loves to Care program. … Read more

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"Love" Rocks Bring Hope to Local Cancer Patients in Wellington

Wellington, FL – July 19, 2017…The Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, in conjunction with the local Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) clinic in Wellington, FL, received 200 “Go and Love” rocks from local congregation, Journey Church. The initiative recently launched by Journey Church’s student ministry aims to spread “rocks” of encouragement to the cancer patients of Florida Cancer Specialists. … Read more

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Celebrating the Expansion of the Port Charlotte Cancer Center

Port Charlotte, FL – July 11, 2017. . . Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the expansion of the Port Charlotte cancer center, located at 22395 Edgewater Drive, Port Charlotte, FL. Physicians practicing in Port Charlotte … Read more

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Subaru Loves to Care

On July 10th 2017, Reeves Subaru and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) delivered 80 blankets and 10 craft kits to patients at the Tampa Cancer Center in honor of the Subaru Loves to Care program. … Read more

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Teens Establish “Coconuts for Cancer” and Raise Funds for Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation

Palm Beach Gardens, FL – July 11, 2017… Two impassioned young women, whose lives had been touched by cancer, wanted to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients. They considered how they could help and launched “Coconuts for Cancer,” an organization committed to raising money for cancer research and helping cancer patients. The young women personally make various products from coconuts and then sell them; the sales proceeds go to benefiting cancer research and patients. Last week, the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation was the recipient of such funds, derived from the dedication of Callie Goolgasian and Sabrina D’Agostino, the teenage co-founders of Coconuts for Cancer. … Read more

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 Florida Cancer Specialists Introduces Varian VitalBeam Linear Accelerator in Brooksville, FL

Spring Hill, FL – July 7, 2017 . . . . Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that FCS’s Brooksville office, located at 7154 Medical Center Drive Spring Hill, FL, is the first community oncology location in the area to have a Varian VitalBeam™ linear accelerator (LINAC), which utilizes new technology that enables our physicians to provide patients with cutting-edge radiation therapy. The LINAC delivers high-energy x-rays or electrons to the region of the patient’s tumor; it is used to treat all parts and organs of the body. … Read more

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Dr. Augusto Villegas Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute at New Fleming Island Location

Fleming Island, FL – July 3, 2017. . . Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in Florida, is pleased to announce that Augusto E. Villegas, MD has joined the statewide network and will be seeing patients at a new FCS location in Clay County, FL. Dr. Villegas will practice at the Fleming Island office, which is located at 4689 US Highway 17, Suites 2-5, Fleming Island, FL 32003. … Read more

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Dr. Elizabeth Kent Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Fleming Island, FL – June 15, 2017. . . Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Elizabeth C. Kent, MD has joined the practice and will begin seeing patients on July 3, 2017 at a new FCS location in Clay County, FL. Dr. Kent will practice at the Fleming Island office, which is located at 4689 US Highway 17, Suites 2-5, Fleming Island, FL 32003. … Read more

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Gainesville Blanket Warmer Dedication

Dave and Bobbi Norris presented a blanket warmer oven to the Gainesville Cancer Center on June 6th, 2017, through their “Make a Difference Foundation.” … Read more

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Day of Champions Daytona International Speedway

Over 500 cancer survivors and their guests gathered at the Daytona International Speedway on June 4th, 2017, in honor of National Cancer Survivors Day. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists’ Maria Ramos-Person Named 2017 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year

Tampa, FL – June 8, 2017... Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that Physician Liaison Manager Maria Ramos-Person was named the 2017 Woman of the Year by the Suncoast Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Maria raised more than $108,000 for LLS to help propel her to the Woman of the Year honor! Over the past ten weeks, 12 candidates participated in the Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign raising nearly $400,000. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists’ Research Presented at Annual Meeting of American Society of Clinical Oncology

Chicago, IL – June 7, 2017... Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) announced that research from nearly 20 FCS clinical trials was presented at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, held in Chicago, IL, June 2 – 6, 2017. The ASCO annual meeting, which was attended by over 30,000 oncology professionals from around the world, included discussions on state-of-the-art treatment modalities, new therapies, and ongoing research. … Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey A. Bubis Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Fleming Island, FL – June 1, 2017. . . Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Jeffrey A. Bubis, DO, FACOI, FACP has joined the practice and will begin seeing patients on July 3, 2017 at a new FCS location in Clay County, FL. Dr. Bubis will practice at the Fleming Island office, located at 4689 US Highway 17, Suites 2-5, Fleming Island, FL 32003. … Read more

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Dr. William Harwin discusses OCM at with ObR

Dr. Harwin, President & Managing Partner at Florida Cancer Specialists, shares how FCS has evolved since participating in OCM … Read more

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

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 … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Provides Leadership at National Community Oncology Conference

Washington, D.C. – May 1, 2017……. Hosted by the Community Oncology Alliance (COA), the 2017 Community Oncology Conferenced featured numerous physicians and leaders from Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) as speakers and panelists. The conference, which was themed “Fueling the Cancer Moonshot,” drew over 1300 physicians, administrators, nurses, pharmacists and patient advocates to discuss some of the latest innovations in cancer care. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Names Lynn Rasys as Executive Director

The Florida Cancer Specialist Foundation (FCSF), a non-profit 501c3 organization that provides financial assistance for non-medical living expenses to qualified cancer patients, announced the promotion of Lynn Rasys to Executive Director, following the retirement of Valerie Vance. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Opens New Central Business Office in Fort Myers

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, celebrated the opening of its new Central Business Office, located at 2890 Center Pointe Drive, Fort Myers, FL, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, which included remarks from FCS CEO Brad Prechtl, COO Todd Schonherz, CMSO Shelly Glenn, Chief Revenue Cycle Officer Sarah Cevallos and David Miller, Executive Director of the SW Florida Chamber of Commerce. … Read more

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FCS & FHS Opens NEW Vero Beach Location

The physicians and staff of Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) and Florida Healthcare Specialists (FHS) celebrated their new office location in Vero Beach, FL with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony and Open House on Thursday, March 23, 2017. FCS physicians Drs. Noor Merchant and Raul Storey and FHS physician Dr. Hugo Davila welcomed FCS/FHS corporate leaders, community dignitaries and area medical personnel to tour the facility, including a new mobile state-of-the-art PET/CT scanner. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Announces Nominee for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that FCS Physician Liaison Manager Maria Ramos-Person has been nominated by the Suncoast Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as a candidate for Woman of the Year for 2017. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists’ Patients Set Sail for a Healing Day at Sea

More than two dozen Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) patients and their caregivers set sail on Wednesday, March 8, for a relaxing afternoon on the water, courtesy of Sailing Heals, a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization that hosted the event. … Read more

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Two Upcoming Digital Sherpa Workshops Offer Unique Support to Local Cancer Patients

In partnership with Patient Empowerment Network (PEN) and Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce two upcoming Digital Sherpa Workshops on Thursday, March 16, 2017 and Thursday, April 27, 2017 at its Gladiolus Cancer Center (8260 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, FL). … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Expands In-House Pathology Laboratory Team

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS),the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, has one of the most advanced pathology laboratories in the state focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Participates in “Dress in Blue Day” for Colorectal Cancer Awareness

To raise awareness about Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, observed annually in March, the physicians and staff at the Fort Myers-Colonial Office of Florida Cancer Specialists and the Regional Cancer Center participated in National Dress in Blue Day on Friday, March 3. … Read more

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Dr. David C. Molthrop Presented Clinical Trial Research at Scripps Conference in San Diego

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) physician Dr. David C. Molthrop traveled to San Diego, California to speak at the Scripps Conference regarding clinical trials for HR+/HER2-metastatic breast cancer. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists’ Patients Become Sailors for a Day

More than a dozen patients and caregivers from Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) will get their “sea legs” on Friday, March 4, courtesy of Sailing Heals, a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization that will host their third annual lunch and healing sail, in partnership with volunteer host captains from the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Welcomes New Physicians and New Location in Martin County

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute ), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Alpana Desai, MD and Guillermo Abesada-Terk, MD have joined the practice and are seeing patients at the new Stuart office of Florida Cancer Specialists, located at 301 Southeast Ocean Boulevard, Suite 102, Stuart, FL. … Read more

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Dr. Ferdy Santiago Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Ferdy Santiago, MD has joined the practice and is seeing patients at two FCS Locations in Collier County, FL. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House

Florida Cancer Specialists physicians and staff welcomed patients, volunteers, local community leaders and physicians to a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Villages Cancer Center on January 26, 2017. … Read more

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Dr. Ram Tummala Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Ram Tummala, MD, has joined Florida Cancer Specialists and will be seeing patients at the FCS cancer center in The Villages East (1400 Highway 441 N., Bldg. 500, Suite 552, Lady Lake, FL 32159), effective March 7, 2016. … Read more

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Dr. Michael Diaz and Dr. Scott Tetreault Presented at FLASCO “Living with Metastatic Cancer Program”

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) physicians Dr. Michael Diaz and Dr. Scott Tetreault were featured speakers at a special “Living with Breast Cancer” event, presented by the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) at the State Capitol in Tallahassee. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The Villages Cancer Center

Florida Cancer Specialists physicians and staff welcomed patients, volunteers, local community leaders and physicians to a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Villages Cancer Center on January 26, 2017. … Read more

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

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. … Read more

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Dr. Mitchell B. Weisberg Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Mitchell B. Weisberg, MD has joined the practice and is seeing patients at the Palm Coast office of Florida Cancer Specialists, located at 61 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, FL. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Delivered Holiday Joy to Local Families Affected By Cancer

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) teamed up with Candlelighters of Southwest Florida, a local affiliate of the American Childhood Cancer Organization, to spread holiday cheer to two deserving families, this season. … Read more

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Dr. Michael Diaz and Dr. Lucio Gordan Named to the Board of Community Oncology Alliance

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) congratulates Dr. Michael Diaz and Dr. Lucio Gordan on being elected to the board of Community Oncology Alliance (COA). … Read more

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Dr. Lucio Gordan’s Research Published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Lucio Gordan, who practices at the Gainesville Cancer Center of FCS, has been published in the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO’s) Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP). … Read more

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Cancer Survivor and his Foundation Donate Blanket Warmer to Florida Cancer Specialists

Dave and Bobbi Norris gave the gift of warmth to patients undergoing chemotherapy at the Lakewood Ranch office of Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS). … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Announces New Office Location in Ocala, FL

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, announced today that a new clinical location has opened in Ocala, FL. … Read more

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Dr. Bennett Yu Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Bennett Yu, MD has joined the practice and is seeing patients at two FCS locations. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Hosts Patient Appreciation BBQ in Spring Hill

Over 400 patients and their families along with nearly 40 staff members attended the Fall Fling Patient Appreciation Barbecue dinner on November 4, 2016 at the Spring Hill office of Florida Cancer Specialists. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Hosts Patient Appreciation Dinner at Tampa Cancer Center

Over 500 patients and their families attended the fourth annual Thanksgiving Patient Appreciation dinner on November 18, 2016 at the Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS)Tampa Cancer Center. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists’ Annual Operations Meeting Focuses on the Future

Over 200 managers, senior managers and company leaders participated in the Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) Annual Operations Meeting, which was held recently at Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Clinical Summit

Over 200 Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and senior managers attended the annual FCS Clinical Summit, held October 28 – 30 at the JW Marriott in Orlando, FL. … Read more

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Florida Blue and Florida Cancer Specialists Introduce Accountable Cancer Provider Program

Florida Blue, Florida’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, and Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, are proud to announce a new agreement implementing an accountable provider program specific to the treatment of cancer. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Corporate based employees recently participated in “Pink Day”

The Revenue Cycle team at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) corporate office spearheaded an innovative way to raise awareness and funds for the FCS Foundation. … Read more

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Florida Hospital Waterman Cancer Institute and Florida Cancer Specialists Partner to Lead the Fight Against Cancer in Lake County

Florida Hospital Waterman Cancer Institute and Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) have entered a new agreement that will strengthen and expand advanced oncology services in Lake County. … Read more

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Dr. Craig Reynolds Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS)), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Craig Reynolds, MD, has joined the practice and is seeing patients at the Ocala office of Florida Cancer Specialists, located at 1630 SE 18th Street – Suite 602, Ocala, FL. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Celebrates Expansion of Drug Development Unit

The Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Drug Development Unit (DDU) held a ribbon cutting ceremony and patient appreciation breakfast to celebrate its recent expansion. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Joins the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Honor Wounded Warriors

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in honoring military veterans, and especially wounded warriors and their families, at the Bucs game on October 2, 2016. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Selects the Zyno Medical ZynoFlo Infusion Pump for its Infusion Centers

Zyno Medical, LLC, a global medical device manufacturer focused on IV infusion pumps, patient safety and providing clinical workflow improvements, announced that Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) has selected the ZynoFlo Z-800WF infusion pump for all of its treatment locations. … Read more

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Brooksville Office Brings “Next Generation” PET/CT Technology to Hernando County

Florida Cancer Specialists Brooksville location held an Open House to welcome its newest physician, Dr. Ayman Barakat … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Physicians Participate in “Stand Up to Cancer”

The 2016 Stand Up to Cancer television special raised over $111 million in pledged donations to help fund cancer research … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Welcomes Dr. Alexander Glick

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS)), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Alexander Glick, MD, has joined the practice as a hospitalist and will be seeing FCS patients who require hospitalization at three hospital locations. Dr. Glick will have privileges at Fawcett Memorial, Bayfront Port Charlotte and Bayfront Punta Gorda. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Welcomes Dr. Renjitha Ignatius to Riverview Area

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Renjitha Ignatius, MD will be seeing patients in the Riverview area, dividing her time between the inpatient and outpatient settings. … Read more

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Dr. Magda Melchert & Dr. Matthew Fink Are Honorary Co-Chairs Of “50 Shades Of Awesome Pink” Gala In Tampa

Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Foundation is proud to announce that Florida Cancer Specialists’ physicians, Dr. Magda Melchert and Dr. Matthew Fink will serve as honorary co-chairs of its annual fundraising gala in Tampa. … Read more

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Dr. Jay Avashia and Dr. Susan Ross Join Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Dr. Jay Avashia and Dr. Susan Ross are joining the practice, effective September 1, 2016. … Read more

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Dr. Estrella Carballido Joins Florida Cancer Specialists in Lee County

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Estrella Carballido, MD has joined the practice and is seeing patients at three FCS locations in Lee County, FL. Dr. Carballido will practice at the Gladiolus Cancer Center, located at 8260 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, FL, at the Cape Coral Cay West office, located at 1708 Cape Coral Parkway West, Suite 10, Cape Coral, FL and at the Colonial office, located at 8931 Colonial Center Drive, Suite 300, Fort Myers, FL. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Celebrates Opening of Multi-Million-Dollar Cancer Center in Fort Myers

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the United States, is proud to celebrate the opening of a new signature cancer center, located at 8260 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. … Read more

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Dr. Ayman Barakat Joins Florida Cancer Specialists in Hernando County

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS),the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Ayman Barakat, MD has joined the practice and is seeing patients at two FCS locations in Hernando County, FL. … Read more

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Buccaneers and Florida Cancer Specialists Renew Partnership

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) announced that they have renewed their partnership with a multi-year deal. … Read more

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Dr. Muhammad Imam & Dr. Yaman Suleiman Join Florida Cancer Specialists

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) ), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Muhammed Imam, MD and Yaman Suleiman, MD have joined the practice and will be seeing patients at the Orlando Orange office of Florida Cancer Specialists, located at 2501 N. Orange Avenue, Suites 381 and 389, Orlando, FL and the Winter Park office, located at 2100 Glenwood Drive, Suite 102, Winter Park, FL. … Read more

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Agency Owner Transitions from Patient to Brand Consultant

A successful battle against breast cancer gave Colleen Chappell, CEO & President, ChappellRoberts, a deep, personal passion for her medical team at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS). … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Welcomes Dr. Kevin Koehler

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) ), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Kevin Koehler, MD has joined the practice and will be seeing patients at the Sarasota Downtown office of Florida Cancer Specialists, located at 1970 Golf Street, Sarasota, FL. … Read more

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Tampa Patients & Children Enjoy Movies at One Buc Place

Patients from Hillsborough and Pinellas counties and their children recently attended a special movie screening of “Home", an animated tale of a lovable alien and his adventures with an earthling teenager. … Read more

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Dr. Lalit Aneja Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Lalit Aneja, MD, has joined the practice and is seeing patients at two FCS locations in Sarasota County, FL. … Read more

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Dr. Padmaja Sai Chosen for “Heart & Soul” Award

Dr. Padmaja Sai, who practices at the Florida Cancer Specialists Palm Coast office, received top honors this week in the annual Reader’s Choice Awards for the Daytona Beach News Journal … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Welcomes New Physician and New Location in Fort Myers

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Raymond Esper, MD, has joined the practice and is seeing patients at two FCS locations in Southwest Florida. Dr. Esper will practice at the Cape Coral Cay West office, located at 1708 Cape Coral Pkwy West, Suite 10, Cape Coral, FL, and at the new, state-of-the-art Gladiolus office, located at 8260 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers, FL … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists First in Nation to Offer Next Generation PET/CT Technology

The newly opened Gladiolus office in Fort Myers, FL is the first community oncology practice in the United States to provide the Siemens Horizon PET/CT scanner for its patients. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Rolls Out New Mobile PET/CT Unit in Pasco County

Florida Cancer Specialists became the first community oncology practice in the Southeast to provide next generation PET/CT technology on a mobile platform. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists CEO Cites Practice Growth as Driver of Success

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) was highlighted in a recent article in Oncology Business Management, a healthcare industry publication for oncology professionals. … Read more

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Medicare Selects Florida Cancer Specialists for Oncology Care Model

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is among a select group of oncologists nationwide chosen by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in the agency's Oncology Care Model (OCM). The initiative is an innovative new care delivery model that supports and encourages higher quality, more coordinated cancer care for patients undergoing chemotherapy. … Read more

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Dr. David Molthrop Named “Outstanding Teacher” by Florida Hospital’s Residency Program

The Internal Medicine Residency Program of the Central Florida Division of Florida Hospital has named Dr. David Molthrop as one of its Outstanding Teachers of the Year. … Read more

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Dr. Hugo Davila Joins Florida Healthcare Specialists

Florida Healthcare Specialists (FHS), an affiliated practice of Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), announced that urologist Dr. Hugo Davila is joining the practice, effective June 20, 2016. … Read more

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New $10 Million Gainesville Cancer Center Delivers Comprehensive Care in Community Setting

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the largest independent hematology/medical oncology practice in the United States, announced the opening of its new location, the Gainesville Cancer Center, 6420 West Newberry Road – East Wing, Suite 100. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists’ Research Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Annual Meeting

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) announced that there were a record 26 presentations co-authored by FCS physicians that were presented at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, held in Chicago, IL, June 3 – 7, 2016. … Read more

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Medical Physicist Charles Able to Present Research to American Association of Physicists in Medicine

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) announced today that the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) has selected several research initiatives authored by FCS Physics Team lead by Director of Physics Charles Able, M.S., DABR. … Read more

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Three Florida Cancer Specialists’ Physicians Named Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man/Woman of the Year

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Julia Cogburn, Dr. Vipul Patel and Dr. Meera Iyengar have all been named as Man/Woman of the Year 2016 by two regional Florida chapters of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). … Read more

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Dr. Lucio Gordan Accepts Term on Editorial Board of Journal of Clinical Oncology - Clinical Cancer Informatics

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Lucio Gordan, who practices at the Gainesville Cancer Center of FCS, has accepted a new term on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology Clinical Cancer Informatics (JCO CCI). … Read more

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

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. … Read more

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Time to Remember FUNraiser proceeds top $1.2 million for Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation

As promised, the 500 guests of Time to Remember enjoyed a magical, Motown-inspired evening of fabulous entertainment, dining and dancing, all while raising funds to assist cancer patients who are financially in need. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists’ Physician Named FLASCO President for Second Term

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce Michael Diaz, MD, who serves on the FCS Executive Board, has been named President of the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) for a second consecutive term. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Physicians and Staff Host Annual Patient Appreciation Dinner at New Port Richey

Over 500 patients and their families along with 50 staff members attended the Patient Appreciation Barbecue dinner on April 21, 2016 at the New Port Richey office of Florida Cancer Specialists. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Has Significant Impact at 2016 Community Oncology Alliance National Conference

Several Florida Cancer Specialists’ Executive Board members, Executive Management, Senior Management and staff members were in attendance and speaking at the 2016 Community Oncology Alliance’s national conference, held in Orlando April 14 and 15, 2016. … Read more

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Sarah Cevallos Honored with Distinguished Service Award

Sarah Cevallos, Chief Revenue Cycle Officer for FCS, recently received the “Distinguished Service Award” from FLASCO (Florida Society of Clinical Oncology), based on her continued support of facilitating resolution of reimbursement issues with FLASCO for oncologists in Florida. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Joins Initiative To Stop Medicare Experiment on Cancer Drugs

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the largest independent community oncology/hematology practice in the United States, is joining other stakeholders from across the healthcare continuum in raising red flags about a proposed plan by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to “experiment” with alternative reimbursement plans for medications covered under Medicare Part B. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Welcomes Dr. Rasha Beg

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce Rasha Beg, MD, has joined the practice as a hospitalist and will be seeing FCS patients who require hospitalization at any of three hospital locations. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists’ Oral Oncolytic Pharmacy Achieves URAC Accreditation

Rx To Go, the in-house specialty pharmacy of Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), has received accreditation from URAC, the leading organization in the United States for promoting healthcare quality through its accreditation, education and measurement programs. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Announces Alliance with Alltrust Insurance

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS)), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Alltrust Insurance, a leading brokerage firm in the employee benefits industry, has been chosen to advise and develop improved benefits packages for the more than 2300 FCS employees throughout the state. … Read more

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Fundraising Gala to Bring Help to Cancer Patients in Need

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment is stressful enough without having to worry about how to pay for essentials such as rent or the electric bill. … Read more

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Christy Banach, Melisa Chandler, Nicole Picazio Promoted to Senior Management Team

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce three promotions to the Senior Management team. … Read more

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Dr. Antonella Leary Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Antonella Leary, MD, has joined Florida Cancer Specialists and will be seeing patients at the FCS cancer centers in Palm Beach Gardens (3401 PGA Blvd., Suite 200, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410) and Wellington (1037 St. State Road 7, Suite 303, Wellington, FL 33414). … Read more

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Sarah Cevallos Named Chief Revenue Cycle Officer

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Sarah Cevallos has been named Chief Revenue Cycle Officer and is assuming a broad range of responsibilities in overseeing Revenue Cycle for the organization. … Read more

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Michael Essik, Inga Gonzalez and Jeff Rubin Recognized for Leadership Achievements

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce the promotions of three senior leaders in the organization. … Read more

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Brad Prechtl Named Florida Chair of CEOs Against Cancer

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that CEO Brad Prechtl has been named Chair of the Florida Chapter of CEOs Against Cancer, a program of the American Cancer Society (ACS). … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Adds Cutting-Edge Radiation Oncology in The Villages

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that radiation oncology will be added to the services available at FCS cancer centers in The Villages. … Read more

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Nearly 500 Pharma Manufacturers Gathered to Discuss Industry Issues at AmerisourceBergen’s ThinkLive 2015

AmerisourceBergen's annual manufacturer summit, ThinkLive 2015, concluded today with a general session that included presentations from key executives, an awards ceremony and a keynote speech by Dr. Kent Brantly, the American doctor who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia and became the first person in the United States to be treated for the disease. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Welcomes Dr. Vijay Patel

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Vijay Patel, MD, has joined Florida Cancer Specialists and will be seeing patients at the FCS cancer center in Gainesville at 1147 NW 64th Terrace. … Read more

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Hematology and Oncology Consultants, PA Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community-based oncology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Hematology and Oncology Consultants, PA (HOC) is joining the practice, effective September 1, 2015. … Read more

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Dr. Steven B. Newman Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Steven B. Newman, MD, has joined Florida Cancer Specialists and will be seeing patients at the FCS cancer center at Napa Ridge, located at 6360 Pine Ridge Road – Suite 201, Naples, FL 34119. … Read more

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Dr. Blessy Jacob Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Blessy Jacob, MD, has joined Florida Cancer Specialists and will be seeing patients at the FCS cancer centers in Venice (836 Sunset Lake Blvd., Suite 101, Venice, FL) and Englewood (714 Doctors Drive, Englewood, FL). … Read more

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Dr. Rakesh Rohatgi Merges His Practice With Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Rakesh Rohatgi, MD, is merging his practice (Tri-County Hematology & Oncology) with Florida Cancer Specialists and will be seeing patients at FCS cancer centers in both Ocala (1630 SE 18th Street – Suite 602, Ocala, FL) and The Villages (1503 Buenos Aires Blvd. – Bldg. 140, The Villages, FL). … Read more

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Dr. Shilpa Oberoi Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Shilpa Oberoi, MD, has joined Florida Cancer Specialists and will be seeing patients at the FCS cancer center in Ocala, located at 1630 SE 18th Street, Suite 602, Ocala, FL 34471. … Read more

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Dr. Napoleon Santos Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Napoleon Santos, DO, has joined Florida Cancer Specialists and will be seeing patients at the FCS cancer center in West Palm Beach, located at 1309 N. Flagler Drive., West Palm Beach, FL 33401. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Names Valerie Vance as Executive Director

The Florida Cancer Specialist Foundation (FCSF), a non-profit 501c3 organization that provides financial assistance for non-medical living expenses to qualified cancer patients, announced the promotion of Valerie Vance to Executive Director. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Reaches Million Dollar Milestone

The Florida Cancer Specialist Foundation (FCSF), a non-profit 501c3 organization that provides financial assistance for non-medical living expenses to qualified cancer patients, celebrated a significant milestone recently. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Participates In University of South Florida Acupuncture Study

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) announced its participation in a University of South Florida (USF) study to research the effects of group acupuncture on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). … Read more

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Knights of Columbus Host Charity Ball to Benefit Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation

The Knights of Columbus Charity Ball, held earlier this spring in Inverness, raised a total of $6,750.00 for the Florida Cancer Specialist Foundation (FCSF), a non-profit 501c3 organization that provides financial assistance for non-medical living expenses to qualified cancer patients. … Read more

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Anonymous Grant to Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Honors Memory of Wife and Compassionate Care She Received

Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation (FCSF) recently received a donation of $111,321.00 from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. … Read more

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Janelle Park, MD and Yuenan Wang, PhD to Present Abstracts at ASTRO’s National Meeting

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) announced today that the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected two abstracts, co-authored by Dr. Janelle Park and FCS physicist Dr. Yuenan Wang, for presentation at its 57th annual meeting, which will be held in San Antonio, TX October 18 – 21, 2015. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Announces New Cancer Center Location in Wellington, FL

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) announced that the cancer center in Wellington, FL has moved to a new location. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Anticipates $1 Million in Annual Grants

The Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, the charitable arm of Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), announced that grants to patients will exceed $1 million by the end of this year. … Read more

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Drs. Uday Dandamudi and Shilen Patel Join Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Uday Dandamudi, MD and Shilen Patel, MD have joined the practice and will be seeing patients in the New Port Richey and Spring Hill FCS cancer centers, respectively. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Announces New Office Location in Oviedo, FL

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the United States, announced a new clinical location opened April 13, 2015 in Oviedo, FL. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists’ Physician Named FLASCO President

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that Michael Diaz, MD, who serves on the FCS Executive Board, has been named President of the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) at the organization’s Spring Conference and Annual Meeting, held last week in Orlando, FL. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Announces $10 Million Cancer Facility To Be Built in Gainesville

At a groundbreaking ceremony held on March 18, 2015, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) announced a new state-of-the-art cancer facility is planned for Gainesville, FL. … Read more

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Dr. Ernesto Bustinza-Linares Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Ernesto Bustinza-Linares, MD, has joined the practice and will be seeing patients in the Deland, Lake Mary and Orange City, FL offices. … Read more

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Dr. Miguel Pelayo Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Miguel Pelayo MD, has joined the practice and will be seeing patients in the Lakewood Ranch office of FCS, located at 6310 Health Park Way, Suite 200, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Announces Nominees for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man/Woman of the Year

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Beth Byron, Dr. Todd Gersten, Dr. A.J. Patel and FCS Physician Liaison Danielle Spears have been nominated by several local Florida chapters of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as Man/Woman of the Year for 2015. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Launches Inaugural Event

Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Foundation’s “Havana Nights” inaugural evening of fun and fundraising will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015, benefitting adults with cancer who need assistance paying their essential, non-medical living expenses. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Expands Clinical Trial Research Program in Palm Beach County

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology practice in Florida, is pleased to announce an expansion of its clinical trial research program into Palm Beach County. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Welcomes Dr. Imad El-Jassous to Ocala Office

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that Imad El-Jassous, MD, is now seeing patients in the Ocala office, located at 1630 SE 18th Street, Suite 602, Ocala, FL 34471. Dr. El-Jassous, who is a resident of Ocala, also practices at FCS locations in Leesburg and The Villages. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Formalizes Company Policy on Tobacco Usage

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) announced the adoption of a formal company policy on tobacco usage that underscores the organization’s long-held commitment to help eradicate the number one cause of lung cancer and what is a contributing factor in several other types of cancers. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Announces New Office Location in Hudson, FL

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the United States, announced a new clinical location in Hudson, FL opened on January 10, 2015. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists’ Clinical Trials Offer New Treatment Options

A cancer diagnosis — be it you or a loved one — is a traumatic experience. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Sets Record in 2014

During 2014, Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation distributed over $400,000 in grants to low-income cancer patients who were undergoing treatment in the state of Florida. … Read more

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Announces New Office Location in New Smyrna Beach, FL

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the United States, announced a new clinical location opened January 5, 2015 in New Smyrna Beach, FL. … Read more

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