The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) announced that they have renewed their partnership with a multi-year deal.
"The work being performed by Florida Cancer Specialists in the research and treatment of cancer is making a real difference in the lives of so many here in the Bay Area and throughout our state," said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. "The Buccaneers are proud and excited to renew our partnership with Florida Cancer Specialists as they continue in their mission to provide world-class cancer care."
With over 30 local offices found throughout the Bay Area, including an exceptional state-of-the-art cancer center located next door to the Buccaneers' training facility at One Buccaneer Place, Florida Cancer Specialists is uniquely situated to join with the team in its mission to provide the most advanced cancer treatments in a setting where patients can be close to home. Buccaneers players are regular attendees at FCS events and dinners, supporting patients and families who are going through treatments. The club also works with FCS during the NFL's "A Crucial Catch" breast cancer awareness campaign in October.
FCS CEO Brad Prechtl said, "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been a great partner for FCS in many ways, including having players participate in our patient appreciation events. As a community-based oncology practice, we also are grateful that the Buccaneers get so involved in recognizing and supporting our patients in local communities at special events such as the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Game. We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with this great organization."
About Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute:
Founded in 1984, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the United States. With more than 200 physicians, 150 nurse practitioners and physician assistants and over 90 locations in our network, we are committed to providing world-class cancer care in community-based settings close to home.
Recognized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) with a national Clinical Trials Participation Award, FCS offers patients access to more clinical trials than any private oncology practice in Florida. 70% of new cancer drugs approved in 2015 for use in the U.S. were studied in clinical trials conducted with FCS 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, the physicians of Florida Cancer Specialists provide leadership and consultation in the state's leading hospitals.
FCS serves patients on the Gulf Coast from Naples to the greater Tampa Bay area, north as far as Tallahassee, in Orlando and surrounding Central Florida communities, and on the East Coast in Daytona/Palm Coast, Vero Beach/Sebastian and in Palm Beach County.
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 advance targeted treatments and genetically-based immunotherapies, and embodied by our outstanding team of highly-trained and dedicated physicians, clinicians and staff.