Florida Cancer Specialists’ Physicians & Leaders Nominated for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2019 Man/Woman of the Year

Fort Myers, FL – March 11, 2019 ... Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that FCS physicians, Dr. Rasha Beg, Dr. Raul Storey, Dr. Renjitha Ignatius and FCS Regional Director of Operations Anne Ronco have been nominated by their respective Florida chapters of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as Man/Woman of the Year 2019 candidates.  After an intensive nominating and vetting process, these outstanding physicians and community leaders accepted the challenge to engage in a spirited competition to raise funds for patient programs and blood cancer research and earn the coveted title of “Man/Woman of the Year.”


Florida Cancer Specialists Physician Dr. Rasha Beg, who practices at the Deland, Lake Mary Rinehart and Oviedo locations, was nominated by the Central Florida Chapter of LLS. Dr. Rasha Beg shared, “This organization funds critical research that translates into improved therapies, patient programs and survival rates for blood cancers. I am truly honored to accept the challenge for the Central Florida LLS 2019 Woman of the Year.” 

Dr. Raul Storey, who practices in Vero Beach & Sebastian, FL was nominated by the Palm Beach Chapter of LLS.  “As a medical oncologist and hematologist,” Dr. Storey said, “I have tremendous respect for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  In addition to research, LLS provides patient programs that truly make a difference for those battling blood cancer. With everyone’s support, my efforts will help fund more therapies and programs that are making a difference in patients’ lives."

Dr. Renjitha Ignatius added, “I am personally honored to be nominated, along with my colleagues at FCS, to help raise funds for this vital research and patient programs. LLS lessens the burden for our patients and families through education and financial assistance. Through their partnership with oncologists like me, LLS works hard to make a difference in the lives of those living with hematologic malignancies.”  Dr. Ignatius, who sees patients in Tampa, was nominated by the Suncoast Florida Chapter.

FCS Regional Director of Operations Anne Ronco, said, “I have witnessed firsthand cancer’s impact on patients and their loved ones while with Florida Cancer Specialists and in my personal life.  I have felt the reverberating effect on my family’s life through my mother-in-law’s battle against cancer.  Even so, I see the hope and perseverance gained through the knowledge that there are patient resources and treatments available today due to organizations like the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. During my LLS Woman of the Year campaign, my goal is to work as hard as I can to ensure that necessary treatments and patient resources provide hope to families and those battling cancer in diverse communities all over the world.”

To vote for any of the FCS nominees, click on the links below. Here, you may donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through their individual Man/Woman of the Year campaign.  Every dollar counts as one vote for that candidate.

To vote for Dr. Rasha Beg – FLCancer.com/RBegMWOY19 

To vote for Dr. Raul Storey - FLCancer.com/StoreyMWOY19 

To vote for Dr. Renjitha Ignatius - FLCancer.com/IgnatiusMWOY19

To vote for Anne Ronco - FLCancer.com/ARoncoMWOY19


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Recognized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) with a national Clinical Trials Participation Award, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) offers patients access to more clinical trials than any private oncology practice in Florida. In the past 4 years, the majority of new cancer drugs approved for use in the U.S. were studied in clinical trials with Florida Cancer Specialists participation.* 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.

Founded in 1984, FCS is one of the largest medical oncology/hematology practices in the United States. With more than 230 physicians, 220 advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) and physician assistants (PA) and nearly 100 locations in our network, we are committed to providing world-class cancer care in community-based settings. 

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 targeted treatments and genomic-based treatment and immunotherapy.  These values are embodied by our outstanding team of highly-trained and dedicated physicians, clinicians and staff.

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