Party Under the Stars Raises over $50,000 for Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation
Mariachi band and festive dancers served as the entertainment for Fiesta Bajo Las Estrellas, a fundraising event held in Sarasota to support non-medical living expenses of qualified cancer patients who are currently undergoing treatment in Florida.

Party Under the Stars Raises over $50,000 for Florida Cancer
Specialists Foundation

Brad & Terri Prechtl Host VIP Reception in Lakewood Ranch to Support Non-Medical Needs of Oncology Patients
November 25, 2014…… Fiesta Bajo Las Estrellas (Party Under the Stars) benefit for Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation raised over $54,000 at the second annual event, which was held November 15, 2014 at the Center for Building Hope. Foundation Board Chair Brad Prechtl and his wife Terri kicked off the festivities with a VIP reception at their home prior to the event. Prechtl said: “The community really turned out for this event. Terri and I are honored to be able to welcome supporters into our home for such a worthy cause. Cancer patients should not have to choose between paying their rent or utilities and paying for their treatment. The Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation helps with these types of bills so that patients can concentrate on getting well."
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Villages North Office Welcomes Local Dignitaries at Ribbon
Cutting Ceremony

November 18, 2014…… Florida Cancer Specialists' physicians and staff held a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at the Villages North office on November 6, to celebrate the new location, which opened August 1, 2014, making it the third Florida Cancer Specialists clinical location in The Villages. Local dignitaries, supporters and patients attended the event and enjoyed a tour of the facility.
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Fundraiser to be held Saturday for 28-year-old woman battling pancreatic cancer

Dr. Vikas Malhotra, Staff at Florida Cancer Specialists join Spring Hill Community in Support for patient Hannah Blair
November 7, 2014…… Florida Cancer Specialists oncologist Dr. Vikas Malhotra’s patient, 28-year-old Hannah Blair, is battling Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. On Saturday, November 8, the "Health for Hannah Fundraiser" will be held at Rookies Sports Bar & Grill in Spring Hill from 12-5 p.m. “Hannah is one of those unique individuals who is an inspiration to everyone around her,” said Vikas about his patient. "She is fighting a terminal disease with amazing courage and grace. Not only is Hannah a young wife and mom, but till recently she was still active in the National Guard despite multiple sessions of very grueling treatments. The community support for her has been amazing. Our hope and prayer is that the experimental treatment she is receiving with PRRT (Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy) will not only help her, but also advance the field to help others suffering with this terrible disease. Go Hannah!!”
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Leesburg West Office Hosts Ribbon Cutting and Tour of Facility
Among those in attendance at the Leesburg West location ribbon-cutting (left to right): Dr. Maen Hussein - Medical Oncologist/Hematologist; Pamela Bledsoe - Head Nurse; Annie Pigue - Senior Office Manager; Mayra Gil – Medical Assistant; Danielle Spears - Physician Liaison; Dr. Pablo Reyes - Medical Oncologist/Hematologist; Dr. Imad El-Jassous - Medical Oncologist/Hematologist; John Christian - Leesburg Mayor; Brad Prechtl - FCS Chief Executive Officer; Kimberly Willoughby - Registered Nurse; Inga Gonzalez - Regional Director; Stephanie Bosques - Patient Service Specialist; Cherish Pyle – Financial Counselor; Shelly Glenn - Chief Marketing & Sales Officer.

Leesburg West Office Hosts Ribbon Cutting and Tour of Facility

November 6, 2014…… Florida Cancer Specialists physicians and staff welcomed local dignitaries and patients to a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Leesburg West office on October 30, 2014. The event celebrated the new location, which opened in August of this year and provides greater access for patients in Lake County.
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Fun-Filled Fiesta Returns to Lakewood Ranch on November 15

Tickets Now Available for Second Annual “Party Under the Stars” to Benefit Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation

Fun-Filled Fiesta Returns to Lakewood Ranch on November 15
October 10, 2014…… The Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation is pleased to announce the second annual Fiesta Bajo Las Estrellas (Party Under the Stars). Introduced in September 2013, the popular event features a celebration of Mexican food, culture and music, and will be held at the Center for Building Hope in Lakewood Ranch at 7:00 PM on November 15, 2014. Florida Cancer Specialists’ CEO and FCS Foundation Board Chair Brad Prechtl and his wife Terri will host a private VIP reception at their home prior to the main fundraiser. Included in the evening’s festivities are exciting prizes, courtesy of friends and partners of the Foundation, and delicious food provided by the Polo Grill & Bar’s Fête Catering.

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Florida Cancer Specialists Participates in ‘Scarecrows in the Park’ to Benefit Lakes Park in Fort Myers
Florida Cancer Specialists employees constructed a scarecrow Halloween display to support the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation in Fort Myers. FCS participants included: (from left to right) – front row – Kelly Albrecht, Marge Cooke, Karrie McCowen, Kara Sammons, Chelsea Jones, Scott Myers – back row – Sue Fredericks, and Lucy Zayas.

Florida Cancer Specialists Participates in ‘Scarecrows in the Park’ to Benefit Lakes Park in Fort Myers


October 20, 2014…… Lee County’s 'Scarecrows in the Park' gives businesses and organizations a fun-filled opportunity to reach out to the community, while supporting Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation to build a Botanic Garden. This year, the Florida Cancer Specialists’ scarecrow display will be featured during the Fall & Halloween Festival from October 17-31. In addition to the contest, the festival includes a pumpkin patch, bounce houses, hayrides, the Halloween Express train and other activities. Last year, more than 75,000 people attended the festival.
Florida Cancer Specialists, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month
 

Florida Cancer Specialists, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month


October 13, 2014…… Physicians, staff, patients and families of Florida Cancer Specialists and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came out to enjoy pre-game festivities during a tailgate on October 12, 2014. The annual event took place at Tampa Cancer Center following the Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk which benefits breast cancer research and patient services.
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Drs. Servillano Dela Cruz, Jr.; William Harrer, III; Noor Merchant;  Anjan Patel; and Raul Storey-Rojas Join Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
 

Florida’s Largest Community-Based Oncology Network Adds 5 Physicians, 4 New Locations

Drs. Servillano Dela Cruz, Jr.; William Harrer, III; Noor Merchant; Anjan Patel; and Raul Storey-Rojas Join Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
October 1, 2014…… Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) is pleased to announce that Citrus Hematology & Oncology and Noor Merchant, MD & Associates will join the practice on October 1, 2014. The mergers include the addition of four new physicians and four clinical sites which provide expanded services to cancer patients in Vero Beach, Sebastian, Inverness and Crystal River. Additionally, Dr. Anjan Patel has joined the practice and will begin seeing patients at the Sarasota Downtown office.
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Florida Cancer Specialists Hosts Ribbon Cutting and Open House at New Foundation Office in Lakewood Ranch
From left to right: Jacki Dezelski, Manatee County Chamber of Commerce; James Blackford, Bristol-Myers Squibb; Blerina Bruns, Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation; Lynn Clemens, Florida Cancer Specialists; Carl Ritter, Center for Building Hope; Brad Prechtl, Florida Cancer Specialists; Steve Hall, Allstate Insurance; Heather Kasten, Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance; Beth Bush, Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation; Ryan Popovich, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Toni Muirhead, Florida Cancer Specialists; Shelly Glenn, Florida Cancer Specialists; Dr. Jennifer Bencie, Manatee County Department of Health; Mimi Carlin; and Jack Glenn.

Florida Cancer Specialists Hosts Ribbon Cutting and Open House at New Foundation Office in Lakewood Ranch

Florida Cancer Specialists Hosts Ribbon Cutting and Open House at New Foundation Office in Lakewood Ranch
September 26, 2014…… In celebration of its new office in Lakewood Ranch, the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 17, 2014 at its new headquarters, located at 5202 Paylor Lane. Those attending the event included members of the Manatee County Chamber of Commerce, Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and Center for Building Hope. Florida Cancer Specialists CEO Brad Prechtl was amongst company executives who thanked the state and community for its support.
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50 Shades of Pink Gala Benefits The Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation
Florida Cancer Specialists physicians, staff and friends enjoyed the festivities of the 50 Shades of Pink Gala.

50 Shades of Pink Gala Benefits The Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation

Over $25,000 Raised to Help Cancer Patients in Florida
September 25, 2014…… 50 Shades of Pink, a french-themed event, was held at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore on September 20, 2014. Supporters of the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation turned out decked in every shade of pink imaginable. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the primary sponsor of the event and Dr. Julia Cogburn was a supermodel in a distinctly pink fashion show presented by Apropos.
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Dr. Faithlore Gardner Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

New Physician to Practice in Two Offices in Southwest Florida
August 27, 2014…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Faithlore Gardner, MD, has joined the practice and will be seeing patients in two office locations in Cape Coral, FL, beginning Tuesday, September 2, 2014.
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Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Announces Celebrity
Bartending Event

CEO and Local Sarasota Celebrities Work for Tips to Benefit Cancer Patients
August 22, 2014…… Florida Cancer Specialists’ CEO Brad Prechtl will be behind the bar at Sarasota’s Polo Grill on September 10, 2014, serving customers and collecting tips to support the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation. Prechtl will be joined by fellow “celebrities” Shelly Glenn, FCS Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, FCS physicians Dr. Janice Eakle and Dr. Fadi Kayali, Frank Maggio of Insignia Bank and community supporters Ms. Melissa Howard, Ms. Mimi Carlin, and Ms. Valerie Vance.
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Dr. Thomas Teufel Retires from Florida Cancer Specialists

Cape Coral Office Staff Says Goodbye After Nearly 30 Years
August 21, 2014…… The staff at Florida Cancer Specialists' Cape Coral/Del Prado office had warm wishes and congratulations for Dr. Thomas Teufel on his retirement. Dr. Teufel, who joined the practice in 1985, is one of the earliest partner physicians who helped pioneer the community oncology model in Southwest Florida. He has been making a difference in the lives of patients and their families for nearly 30 years.
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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Partners with Florida Hospitals in Flagler & Volusia Counties

Alliance Will Benefit Cancer Patients in East Coast Communities
August 18, 2014…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) and Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler have formed an alliance that will strengthen and standardize the medical oncology care across the region and provide cancer patients in several East Coast communities with the most advanced, comprehensive and coordinated treatments available.
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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 170 physicians, 110 nurse practitioners and physician assistants 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 Daytona/Palm Coast, Vero Beach/Sebastian and 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.

BECOMING A PATIENT


To become a Florida Cancer Specialist patient simply click on the city closest to you from the list below. Contact information will be listed for each office. Every office has Patient Service Specialists that will be happy to assist you.

Florida Cancer Specialists has office in the following cities:
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