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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Florida Cancer Specialists Welcomes Dr. Meera Iyengar

Dr. Iyengar to See Patients in Two Central Florida Offices
August 5, 2014…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that Meera Iyengar, MD, has joined the practice. She is seeing patients in the Clermont and Orlando offices as of Friday, August 1, 2014.
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Lake Cancer Center Merges with Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute in Central Florida

Dr. Imad El-Jassous and Dr. Pablo Reyes, Jr. will Practice at New Locations in Lake and
Sumter Counties

August 4, 2014…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Imad El-Jassous and Dr. Pablo Reyes, Jr., formerly of Lake Cancer Center, have joined the practice. Drs. El-Jassous and Reyes will be seeing patients in two new office locations in Leesburg and Lady Lake, FL.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers mascot Captain Fear hosted Florida Cancer Specialists' patients and their families for a day of fun at One Buc Place.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers mascot Captain Fear hosted Florida Cancer Specialists' patients and their families for a day of fun at One Buc Place.

Children of Florida Cancer Specialists' Patients Enjoy Special Day with Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Annual Event

July 10, 2014…… Families from Pinellas and Hillsborough counties, along with the staff from Florida Cancer Specialists, enjoyed a great day at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ NFL headquarters in Tampa, FL. The Buccaneers cheerleaders, and official mascot, Captain Fear participated in the festivities alongside the patients and their children, enjoying pizza donated by Domino’s and watching the DreamWorks film “Turbo.”
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Dr. Elizabeth A. Byron Joins Florida Cancer Specialists &
Research Institute

Nation’s Largest Independent Hematology/Oncology Practice Welcomes New Physician to Palm Beach County Offices
July 7, 2014…… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the United States, is pleased to announce that Elizabeth A. Byron, MD, has joined the practice and will be seeing patients in both the Atlantis and West Palm Beach, FL offices, beginning Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Dr. Byron will be seeing both oncologic and hematologic patients and has a strong interest in breast and lung cancers.
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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 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:
Altamonte Springs | Apopka | Atlantis | Bonita Springs | Bradenton | Brandon | Brooksville | Cape Coral | Clearwater | Clermont | Crystal River | Deland | Englewood | Fort Myers | Gainesville | Hudson | Inverness | Lady Lake | Lake Mary | Lakewood Ranch | Land O' Lakes | Largo | Lecanto | Leesburg | Naples | New Port Richey | North Port | Ocala | Orange City | Orlando | Ormond Beach | Palm Beach Gardens | Palm Coast | Port Charlotte | Port Orange | Sarasota | Sebastian | Sebring | Spring Hill | St. Petersburg | Sun City Center | Tallahassee | Tampa | Tavares | The Villages | Venice | Vero Beach | Wellington | West Palm Beach | Zephyrhills

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