Our History

World-Class Cancer Care Close to Home

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.

We utilize a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment and care, combined with some of the most advanced therapies, cutting-edge technologies and a state-of-the-art clinical trials research program.

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Our Team

Our team includes well-respected physicians and highly trained staff who provide each patient with an individualized treatment plan. Our physicians are board-certified and 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 many of the state's leading hospitals.

Access to National Clinical Trials 

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. Our patients have access to ground-breaking therapies, in a community setting, and may participate in national clinical research studies of drugs and treatment protocols.

Through our partnership with Sarah Cannon, we are one of the largest clinical research organizations in the United States.

Often, FCS leads the nation in initiating research studies and offering ground-breaking new therapies to patients. 84% of new cancer drugs approved in 2016 for use in the U.S. were studied in clinical trials conducted with FCS participation prior to approval. 

Our Footprint 

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.

Our Reputation 

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.