UF Health Cancer Center
The University of Florida Cancer Center was founded in 1992, and is the only NCI-Designated Cancer Center based at a public university in the state of Florida. The cancer center received its designation in 2023, and serves north central Florida. This region has some of the highest rates of poverty; rurality; food, housing, and medical care insecurity; and the highest rates of cancer mortality in the state. To address the cancer burden of the region, the center blends comprehensive patient care and innovative research in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment, drawing members from 11 of the 16 colleges at the University of Florida. More than 300 researchers and clinicians from across the University of Florida are members of the center and dedicate themselves to providing leading-edge cancer care and conducting original research for the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
The UF Health Cancer Center is dedicated to providing leading-edge cancer care and conducting original research to prevent, detect, treat, and ultimately cure cancer while addressing the unique challenges of the cancer burden faced by the population it serves. The center strives to be national leader in elucidating novel insights into cancer biology, and developing creative prevention and treatment strategies, while also providing outstanding care to its rural and diverse population.
Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance one step further in fighting this disease.
As part of an elite group of National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Centers, Moffitt focuses on the development of early stage translational research aimed at the rapid translation of scientific discoveries to benefit patient care.
Since our first patient admission in October 1986, Moffitt physicians, scientists and staff members have worked together to establish a tradition of excellence offered in an atmosphere characterized by kindness, caring and hope. Our future growth in clinical care and research rests firmly on this tradition and makes possible the changes ahead.
Moffitt is one of 53 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country and the only one based in Florida. The designation is bestowed upon institutions that have significant peer-reviewed research funding; high-quality research programs spanning all key areas of research; are dedicated to developing more effective approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis and therapy; train the next generation of health care professionals, cancer researchers, and the public; and reach out to underserved populations.
Moffitt’s impact on cancer research spans the basic, population, quantitative and data sciences, and clinical science with a focus on translating discoveries into better care.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center — University of Miami Health System
Since its inception as a dedicated, comprehensive cancer center, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has been the cancer brand for the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. As the only university-based cancer center in South Florida, Sylvester has transformed cancer research and treatment in South Florida.
Sylvester’s main inpatient and outpatient facility is located on the central medical campus in the heart of Miami. Its physicians care for cancer patients at University of Miami Hospital, UMHC – University of Miami Hospital & Clinics, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Holtz Children’s Hospital, and the Miami VA Medical Center. It also provides state-of-the-art cancer care at six satellite facilities: Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs, Plantation, Hollywood, Sylvester West, and Kendall.
As a university-based cancer center, Sylvester physicians and scientists apply research breakthroughs from the laboratory to the patient’s bedside. Sylvester closely evaluates the effectiveness of new treatments, and shares clinical insights with laboratory investigators, leading to improvements that benefit patient care. This type of translational research is the cornerstone of our comprehensive cancer center, providing us the ability to accurately treat a wide range of cancers across 15 site diseases and from stage one to stage four.
Sylvester patients also have the opportunity to participate in groundbreaking clinical trials that offer new treatment approaches and help the scientific community answer questions about new ways of using existing drugs to fight cancer.
With more than 250 physicians and scientists dedicated to cancer care and research, Sylvester is leading the way in cancer research, treatment, and prevention. Its teams of cancer experts have developed or are pioneering among the most innovative strategies to fight some of the most aggressive and deadly forms of cancer. Every day, our physicians and scientists within the cancer center’s site disease groups and multidisciplinary research programs, are discovering exciting new breakthroughs that are quickly transforming the way cancer patients are diagnosed and treated.
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Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center
Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center (MCCCC), part of the larger Mayo Clinic enterprise, has three geographic locations. Mayo Clinic sites, including MCCCC, are located in Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota. All MCCCC sites are considered NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers are recognized for their leadership and resources in addition to demonstrating an added depth and breadth of research, as well as substantial transdisciplinary research that bridges these scientific areas.
In Northeast Florida, MCCCC serves as a crucial hub, strategically positioned to address the state’s unique healthcare challenges. As one of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, MCCCC exemplifies excellence in cancer research and treatment, focusing its efforts on the distinctive healthcare landscape of the Sunshine State.
Distinguishing itself through an unwavering commitment to the highest standards of cancer research, treatment and education, MCCCC in Florida utilizes its strategic location to provide specialized care that aligns with the diverse healthcare needs of the local population. Leveraging cutting-edge technologies and a patient-centric approach, the center stands at the forefront of innovation, tailoring its endeavors to meet the evolving healthcare demands of the region.
From state-of-the-art early detection methods to advanced treatment options and survivorship programs, MCCCC in Florida ensures that patients receive personalized and effective care. By understanding and responding to the specific health challenges faced by communities in the state, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center exemplifies the pinnacle of cancer care in Florida. Consistently pushing the boundaries of knowledge and medical practice, the center is dedicated to creating a brighter and healthier future for those affected by cancer in Florida and across the globe.
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