Florida Cancer Specialists Announces Nominees for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man/Woman of the Year
Nation’s Largest Independent Medical Oncology/Hematology Practice Lends Support to
Blood Cancer Research
March 6, 2014…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that Drs. Gregoire Bergier, Jennifer Cultrera, Shachar Peles and Chief Marketing & Sales Officer Shelly Glenn have been nominated by several local Florida chapters of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as Man/Woman of the Year for 2014. After an intensive nominating and vetting process, these four outstanding community leaders accepted the challenge to engage in a spirited competition to raise funds for blood cancer research and earn the coveted title of “Man/Woman of the Year.”
Oncology Nurse Practitioner Diane Cope Leads National Educational Efforts in Geriatric Oncology
Florida Cancer Specialists Nurse Focuses on Issues Affecting Older Patients
Ft. Myers, FL – March 3, 2014…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that Oncology Nurse Practitioner Diane Cope, PhD, ARNP, BC, AOCNP, will be speaking at two upcoming meetings of the Oncology Nursing Society. Dr. Cope, who practices at the FCS Summerlin office in Fort Myers, is a nationally recognized leader in the field of geriatric oncology and has published nearly 100 research papers and reviews on the subject, as well as co-authoring two benchmark-setting medical textbooks about this ever-expanding field of study.
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Florida Cancer Specialists Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Nation’s Largest Independent Medical Oncology/Hematology Practice
Reflects on Three Decades of Change
February 27, 2014…… Employees of Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) gathered at corporate headquarters in Fort Myers to celebrate the organization’s 30-year history of remarkable growth and advancement in the treatment of cancer. The group listened intently as Florida Cancer Specialists President and Founder Dr. William Harwin recalled the early challenges and chronicled how Florida Cancer Specialists has grown to become the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the United States. In attendance at the event were more than 75 staff members in addition to physicians and executive team personnel. Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson was also on hand for the festivities. He presented a proclamation declaring the week of February 24-28, 2014 as Florida Cancer Specialists Week in the city. Mayor Henderson said, “Our city is very fortunate to have such high quality cancer treatment available in so many communities in Southwest Florida and throughout the State.” The ceremony was the first of many celebrations that are planned in communities where Florida Cancer Specialists offices are located throughout the state.
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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Welcomes New Physician to Englewood Office
Nation’s Largest Independent Hematology/Oncology Practice Welcomes Dr. Andres O. Soriano
February 4, 2014……Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community-based oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Andres O. Soriano, MD, has joined the practice and will be seeing patients in the Englewood, FL office. For the past seven years, Dr. Soriano has been a partner at a busy oncology/hematology practice in Laredo, TX.
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Florida Cancer Specialists Announces Cigna Care Designated Physicians
Prestigious Recognition Signifies Highest Quality Patient Care
January 23, 2014……Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that 163 doctors in the practice have received the Cigna Care designation from Cigna HealthCare of Florida.
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On hand at the event (Front row left to right); Chrissy Wenk, Dr. Mamta Choksi, Congressman Gus Bilirakis, Dr. S. Vangara, Back row left to right; Dr. KS Kumar, Eric Bratton (Physician Liaison), Dr. David Wenk, Dr. Tarak Choksi, Richard Wright, Dr. Gail Wright, Dr. Meena Malhotra, Dr. Vikas Malhotra, Shelly Glenn (Chief Marketing & Sales Officer), Jack Glenn, Dr. Jorge Ayub, *not pictured is Dr. Arthur Matzkowitz*
Nature Coast Physicians Meet with Local Congressman
Nature Coast physicians meet with U.S. Congressman Bilirakis
January 18, 2014…… Florida Cancer Specialists physicians from Pasco, Hernando and Citrus Counties gathered at the home of Dr. Mamta Choksi and her husband, Dr. Tarak Choksi, to meet with U.S. Congressman Gus Bilirakis on Saturday, January 18, 2014. The Congressman, who represents the 12th Congressional District, reviewed the Affordable Care Act with the doctors and other Florida Cancer Specialists staff members and discussed the potential impact of the Cancer Care Act and the Affordable Care Act on cancer care in the local community.
Florida Cancer Specialists Annual Clinical Summit
Florida Cancer Specialists physicians and nurses collaborate on community oncology at Annual Clinical Summit
January 16, 2014……As Florida Cancer Specialists begins its 30th year, there are many milestones to celebrate. The critical role of the community oncologist has never been more evident and our growth as a practice is a significant factor in our ability to bring world-class medicine to both large and small communities across Florida. The Annual Clinical Summit, held last fall in Orlando, provided a wonderful opportunity for physicians, their families and guests to personally connect with each other and reflect on the myriad of clinical advancements on the horizon for 2014.
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Foundation Board Chair Brad Prechtl, who is also CEO of Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) with Shelly Glenn, CMO (FCS) accepting the check with Tony DiPasquale, Sales Manager City Hyundai along with staff and FSU representatives on behalf of the community in Tallahassee.
Donation to Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Helps Breast
Capital City Hyundai Presents Check from October Fundraising Efforts
January 9, 2014……As a result of a successful fundraiser in October 2013, City Hyundai today presented a check for $3400 to the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation. Foundation Board Chair Brad Prechtl, who is also CEO of Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS), accepted the check on behalf of the Foundation and said, “The fundraising efforts of Capital City Hyundai sets a great example of a successful business enterprise giving back to the community. For many cancer patients, the worry about how to pay non-medical bills while they are undergoing treatment is overwhelming. This donation will help make it a little easier on needy patients here in Tallahassee.”
Florida Cancer Specialists Announces Merger with Practice in Tampa
January 6, 2014……Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community-based oncology practice in the state, announced today that Ron Schiff, MD, Ph.D. and Egberto Zayas, MD joined the practice, effective January 1, 2014. The merger will increase the number of Tampa Bay locations of the state’s largest independent oncology/hematology network.
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Florida Cancer Specialists Downtown Orlando staff members proudly display some of the hundreds of toys collected for hospitalized children.
Dr. Geetha Akula and Florida Cancer Specialists staff members look on in anticipation before presenting toys to Florida Children's Hospital.
ABOUT FLORIDA CANCER SPECIALISTS
Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the United States. With over 180 physicians, 110 nurse practitioners and over 80 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.
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 in Palm Beach County.
At Florida Cancer Specialists, our primary purpose – and our passion – is to provide the most advanced cancer treatment, using cutting-edge technologies, in a setting where patients can be close to home and surrounded by family and friends.