Fort Myers, Fla., Sept. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, LLC (FCS) celebrated the grand opening of a new Wesley Chapel Cancer Center at 30142 State Road 56, Wesley Chapel, Florida 33543. Scheduled to open in 2024, the facility will replace FCS Wesley Chapel’s current location at 26823 Tanic Drive, one of six FCS Cancer Centers in Pasco County. Hope Kennedy, President and CEO of the North Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, joined FCS physicians and senior leaders at the groundbreaking ceremony.
The new two-story, 45,000 square foot building will include 27 patient exam rooms, 69 infusion therapy chairs, as well as an on-site laboratory, pharmacy, PET imaging services /CT and radiation oncology. Patients will also have the opportunity to participate in clinical trial research as well as care management services.
FCS Board-certified medical oncologists Ayman Barakat, MD, Uday Dandamundi, MD, Eva Gupta, MD, Richard McDonough, MD, Shilen Patel, MD, and Ramya Pinnamaneni, MD will provide patient care at the new Wesley Chapel Clinic.
FCS Chief Operating Officer Jason Coe said, “Providing cancer patients with world-class care close to home is the essence of our mission. In this expanded location, more Pasco County residents will have convenient access to the most advanced therapies that are now enabling an increasing number of cancers to be converted into chronic diseases, allowing patients to live their lives to the fullest.
“This new location was specifically designed to provide a warm and welcoming environment where patients can access the expert, comprehensive care they need all in one place,” said Jeff Rubin, senior vice president of operations for FCS.
FCS supports all forms of cancer and blood disorders at nearly 100 locations across Florida. The full team of more than 250 physicians, 220 advanced practice providers and nearly 4,000 team members share a commitment to providing patients and their families with the care and support they need at every stage of their journey against cancer.
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Recognized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) with a National Clinical Trial Participation Award, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) offers patients access to more clinical trials than any private practice of oncology in Florida. The majority of new cancer drugs recently approved for use in the United States have been studied in clinical trials with the participation of Florida cancer specialists.
Founded in 1984, Florida Cancer Specialists has built a national reputation for excellence that is reflected in exceptional, compassionate patient care driven by innovative clinical research, cutting-edge technologies and advanced treatments, including targeted therapies, treatments based on genomics and immunotherapy. Our highest values are embodied by our exceptional team of highly qualified and dedicated physicians, clinicians and staff.
Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Opens New Clinic in Wesley Chapel, Florida
New Florida Cancer Specialist Clinic and Research Institute Arrives in Wesley Chapel, Florida