Pru Mabry, a children's special-needs teacher, discovered that she had pancreatic cancer in the summer of 2014. After researching her options, she was treated at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute by Dr. Arnoletti, a pancreatic cancer specialist. Her most recent scans show no signs of cancer. Click on the video below to view her story:
Dr. Holloway lectured at the Annual Hong Kong Oncology Conference attended by oncologists from HK, southern China, and Singapore. Operated at HK University Hospital on a patient with Stage IV uterine mixed mullein sarcoma, demonstrating a debulking omentectomy and infra-renal lymphadenectomy, robotically.
Orlando, FL (November 2014)— Did you know that November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Lung cancer is the number 1 cancer killer of men and women in the nation – taking more lives than colon, breast, and prostate cancer combined! Since awareness of these facts is limited, the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE Presented by Florida Hospital will be turning Central Florida turquoise to draw attention to the hold that lung cancer has upon local communities by hosting the LUNG FORCE Expo at SeaWorld.
Jennifer Williams had never smoked or even lived with anyone who smoked but was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer three years ago. Florida Hospital Thoracic Cancer Medical Director Dr. Tarek Mekhail put Jennifer on a clinical trail for a new lung cancer treatment and her cancer reduced by half. Jennifer is now on the second generation of this medication and is getting back to her normal life- including roller skating with her kids!
Minimally invasive, MRI-guided laser treatment is performed in Central Florida for the first time
ORLANDO, Fla., July, 3 2014 — Diane Bostick had tried everything to stop the tumor growing inside her brain with no success, that is until Florida Hospital neurosurgeon Dr. Melvin Field offered her a new kind of treatment. The new treatment Bostick received is called NeuroBlate and her procedure was the first of its kind in Central Florida.
ORLANDO, Fla., June 24, 2014 – Governor Rick Scott has announced the appointment of Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Executive Director Dr. David Decker to the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Advisory Council. He succeeds Dr. Claes Wahlestedt and his appointed term is June 11, 2014 through January 10, 2015.
The Biomedical Research program will support research initiatives addressing the health care concerns of Floridians including tobacco-related cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and pulmonary disease.
Dr. Robert Holloway, a world-renowned Gynecologic Oncologist at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, visited physicians at the Brazilian National Cancer Institute Hospital and Samaritano Hospital Systems in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this month. With robotic surgery for gynecology oncology being fairly new to Brazil, Dr. Holloway spent his time in Rio teaching lead surgeons on best practices for robotic surgeries.
Florida Hospital Cancer Institute is proud to bring the highlights of the ASCO Annual Meeting to you through its licensed Best of ASCO® meeting, to be held at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Lake Buena Vista, FL. Each year, the ASCO scientific committee selects the highest rated abstracts from the Annual Meeting to be available for licensed Best of ASCO meetings around the world. Florida Hospital Cancer Institute has chosen specific abstracts for presentation, based on the needs of our local oncology professionals.