The University of Florida Shands Cancer Center is an interdisciplinary initiative that brings together expert UF scientists and physicians who collaborate on original scientific research and are committed to making advances in the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer. The center’s team of scientists and physicians work together utilizing the latest diagnostic and therapeutic innovations to optimize treatment of patients.
Most cancer care is provided in the community, close to home for patients and their families to easily maintain their support network. Since we are part of an academic medical center, we recognize the importance of being a statewide resource for patients, their families and healthcare professionals. The Cancer Center values the collaboration between healthcare professionals in the community and Center members with the end result being the most optimal treatment for patients.