Florida Cancer Specialists to address current and future challenges in cancer care

Physicians and leaders of Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) participated in the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) Fall Session held in Orlando, Nov. 7 – 9.  The two-day statewide gathering of nearly 200 oncology physicians, clinicians and support staff featured dynamic educational presentations and case studies focused on colon cancer, multiple myeloma and other cancers, and stressed the importance of collaboration among all professional health care teams.


FCS Board-certified Medical Oncologist Dr. Eric Harris, FLASCO Board member and Program Committee chairman, moderated the general scientific session. Other FCS leaders who participated in the Fall Session include:

  • Wendy Migliore Sanchez, MSN, APRN, AOCNP-BC, oncology nurse practitioner with FCS, moderated a session on Oncologic Emergencies in the APP/Nurse/Navigator track.
  • FCS Business Office Manager Arletis Mayonada served as a panelist for a session focused on prior authorization challenges in the Administrator Educational track. 
  • Carie Colby, FCS associate director of revenue cycle, gave a luncheon presentation about empowering employees to enhance the patient experience and create positive change.

FCS CEO Brad Prechtl, MBA said, “Florida Cancer Specialists is proud to lend our support and leadership to FLASCO.  One of the most effective ways to advance the field of oncology is to share knowledge and that’s exactly what FLASCO does.  Our physicians and staff look forward to participating in this conference each year because it provides a great opportunity to learn from each other.”

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FCS President & Managing Physician Dr. Lucio Gordan added, “FLASCO provides vital educational opportunities, advocacy and leadership for oncologists and allied health professionals at FCS and throughout Florida. As a community oncology practice, we rely on this valuable information-sharing opportunity.”

The Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) is a statewide non-profit organization committed to facilitating and promoting multidisciplinary efforts for oncology practitioners and industry professionals to improve patient care in Florida. 

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