At the request of former Board Chair Brad Prechtl and his wife Terri, the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation (FCSF) is transferring all proceeds from the Brad & Terri Prechtl Fund to a newly-created special fund for immediate financial assistance to cancer patients who have been affected by COVID-19. The FCS Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization thatContinue Reading

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is seeking to reduce deaths and suffering from hereditary cancers with the launch of a cancer genetics program across its statewide practice. The use of a powerful and proven technology tool developed by Chicago-based software and data analytics company, CancerIQ, and the addition of a specially-trainedContinue Reading

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common leukemia in adults. One in four new leukemia cases are CLL. Early-stage CLL patients often do not require therapy, but for those with aggressive disease or who have failed previous treatments, a targeted therapy approach may be necessary. One such targeted therapyContinue Reading

Lucio Gordan, MD, President and Managing Physician of Florida Cancer Specialists Research & Institute (FCS), will lead an educational session at the Community Oncology Advocacy Summit, a national virtual meeting presented by the Community Oncology Alliance (COA). Scheduled for July 15, 2020, the one-day virtual conference will focus on patient advocacy and the impact ofContinue Reading

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) recently celebrated the start of construction of its new Trinity Cancer Center. When complete in early 2021, the 37,000 square foot facility will include radiation oncology and next-generation PET/CT imaging technology along with 27 exam rooms and 52 chairs for chemotherapy and other infusions.Continue Reading

The state of Florida, as well as the cities of Boynton Beach, Coral Gables, Fort Myers, Melbourne, Ocala, Tarpon Springs, and West Palm Beach, have issued proclamations celebrating men’s health and fatherhood in June, helping educate men, boys, and their families about disease prevention, timely screenings, healthy lifestyles, and positiveContinue Reading

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce the opening of a new office location in Middleburg, Florida on June 1, 2020. FCS currently has a clinic location in Fleming Island, making the Middleburg site its second location in the greater Jacksonville area.  Located at 1658 St. Vincent’s Way, Suite 340,Continue Reading

Despite the many challenges of the current health care crisis, patients of  Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) report high satisfaction with the oncology provider’s response and efforts to provide care safely, and with little or no disruption.  In a survey of over 3,000 patients, conducted earlier this month by anContinue Reading

Memorial Day — long considered the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. —  is quickly approaching, and dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are urging Americans to practice safe sun as they head outdoors, especially as shelter-in-place measures related to COVID-19 begin to lift. Skin cancer is theContinue Reading

 Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) offers an advanced radiation therapy option for several types of cancers, which can lead to faster and shorter rounds of radiation therapy for patients. Hypofractionated radiation is a treatment technique where the total dose of radiation is delivered in fewer treatment sessions and resultsContinue Reading

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) and Cedar, a patient engagement and payment technology platform, today announced that they are partnering to modernize the on-line payment experience for FCS patients. “This partnership with Cedar enables us to keep pace with the rapid technology advances in the healthcare industry and improve theContinue Reading

Patients with advanced melanoma who develop metastases in the leptomeninges, the fluid filled membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord, have an extremely dismal prognosis. Most patients only survive for 8 to 10 weeks after diagnosis. One reason for this poor prognosis is that very little information is known aboutContinue Reading

Since its inception in 2011, the Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Foundation has provided over $5.5 million in grants to help cancer patients in need. The FCS Foundation has awarded $1.16 million in grants year-to-date in 2019, surpassing the prior year’s total. The FCS Foundation provides financial support to qualified adult cancer patients inContinue Reading

Drug therapies that target a specific molecule have changed the way patients are treated for cancer and greatly improved survival rates. However, some patients do not respond to these therapies because the drug is not reaching the tumor cells effectively. In a new study published in Scientific Reports, Moffitt Cancer CenterContinue Reading

Dr. Andrew Lipman, who practices at Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) in Bonita Springs and Naples West offices, was a co-author of a research paper evaluating the safety and efficacy of combining three drug agents – bendamustine, bortezomib and rituximab (BBR) – in patients with previously untreated low-grade lymphoma. Published January 2018 in the British Journal of Haematology,Continue Reading

Behind a message of “Fight with Courage,” Tampa resident Valarie Schlosser will be one of the 25 people featured in a new PSA rotating in Times Square this March for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Schlosser was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at 49 and has become an ambassador for the country’sContinue Reading

Radiation is a commonly used therapeutic option to treat liver metastases, with the majority of tumors maintained under control after one year. However, some patients do not respond as well to radiation treatment, and the factors that predict patient outcomes are unclear. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers report that liver metastases haveContinue Reading