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November 18, 2017
World-Class Cancer Care Close to Home

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World-Class Cancer Care Close to Home

Florida Cancer Specialists delivers the most advanced, personalized treatment, plus national clinical trials, in nearly 100 communities throughout Florida.

| 5/24/2017

World-Class Community Oncology/Hematology
Founded in 1984, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute is the largest independent privately-held medical oncology/hematology practice in the U.S. With more than 200 physicians, 150 nurse practitioners and physician assistants, Florida Cancer Specialists is committed to providing world-class cancer care in community-based settings. Florida Cancer Specialists physicians are consistently ranked nationally as Top Doctors by U.S. News & World Report and provide leadership and consultation in the state’s leading hospitals.

Unsurpassed Clinical Trial Research
As a strategic partner of Sarah Cannon Research Institute, one of the leading clinical trial research organizations in the world, Florida Cancer Specialists maintains an exceptional clinical trial research program that is unlike any other community practice in the nation. Recognized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Florida Cancer Specialists has a comprehensive roster of national clinical trials, as well as a drug development unit dedicated exclusively to Phase 1 clinical research and rivaling much larger academic medical centers.

In-House Laboratory Services
Florida Cancer Specialists is committed to providing high quality, timely laboratory services for patients. Each office laboratory is fully accredited by COLA (Clinical Outpatient Laboratory Accreditation), the premiere nationwide clinical laboratory accreditation organization, and licensed by both federal and state agencies. By serving patients’ lab needs locally, Florida Cancer Specialists helps patients limit trips to multiple locations normally required for routine and specialized laboratory testing. This also allows Florida Cancer Specialists physicians to regularly receive results in as little as 24 hours.

The Florida Cancer Specialists pathology lab is a state-of-the-art facility staffed with highly specialized laboratory scientists, five hematopathologists, and two surgical pathologists to serve the needs of the practice. Pairing the highest quality hematopathology testing with a cutting-edge laboratory information system that is directly integrated with our electronic medical records, results in laboratory services that are uniquely efficient. In collaboration with NeoGenomics, the Florida Cancer Specialists lab is able to provide both the technical analysis and professional evaluation of all aspects of a comprehensive hematopathology report.

In-House Specialty Pharmacy
Rx To Go is an in-house specialty pharmacy located at Florida Cancer Specialists’ corporate headquarters in Fort Myers that specializes in delivering newer oral oncology medications to patients throughout Florida. This year, approximately 30% of all cancer drugs will be available in pill form, including the newer targeted therapies. Because it is a part of the Florida Cancer Specialists network, both physicians and patients benefit from direct immediate access to in-house pharmacists, who are able to provide faster, superior service.

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