2013 Cancer Committee Annual Report

Letter from the UF Health Cancer Committee Chair

In preparation for writing this letter, I took a quick inventory of the year behind us and of the year ahead. Our cancer committee members worked hard to prepare this institution for its reaccreditation application to the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. I am extremely proud and thankful to each committee member who contributed to the effort, which resulted in reaccreditation with three commendations! Great work, team.

Not only does this committee represent our institution to the CoC, it also represents the institution’s cancer enterprise to the institution itself — providing the interdisciplinary groups involved in patient-centered care the opportunity to interact, collaborate, and coordinate efforts to establish and maintain the highest quality of service to our cancer patients and their families. Meeting quarterly, the committee’s goals continue to be that of auditing patient care, assuring the breadth and depth of educational programs, tumor conferences and other clinical activities, ensuring patient access to consultative services in all disciplines and providing oversight and quality control of data from the UF Health Shands Oncology Data Center.

Our work is part of the UF Health Cancer Center’s interdisciplinary initiative at the UF Health Academic Health Center, UF Health Shands in Gainesville and UF Health Jacksonville. The great breadth and dedication of our committee membership draws from all corners of the institution’s cancer clinical and research enterprise. It is satisfying to know that our members’ passionate dedication to only the best and highest national standards in patient care and outcomes enrich UF Health at every level as we move forward.

Thomas George Jr., M.D., FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Gastrointestinal Oncology Program
Chair, UF Health Cancer Committee

New Cancer Cases

Top Sites: Reportable, Analytic Cases (AJCC/TNM Staging)

10 Most Frequent Malignant Sites

Geographic Distribution by County

Primary Site Table

UF Health Cancer Committee Membership Roster

Quality Improvement Report

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2013 UF Health Cancer Committee Membership Roster

Jennifer Adams, LSCW
Patient and Family Resources

Robert Allan, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology

Suzanne Bird, RD, LD/N
Food and Nutrition Services

Shirley Bloodworth, RN, BSN, MN
Patient Advocate

Lindy Brounley
Communications Director, Cancer Center

Lisa Brown, CGC
Genetic Counselor, Cancer Center

Byron P. Croker, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology

Karen Daily, DO
Assistant Professor of Hematology Oncology

Thomas George, MD—Chair
Associate Professor of Hematology Oncology

Scott Gilbert, MD
Associate Professor of Urology

Jon Graham, PhD
Deputy Director Clinical Admin, Cancer Center

Priya Gopalan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Kati Harlan, RN, MSN, LRHM
UF Health Shands Quality Management

Marcia Hodge, CTR
Oncology Data Center

Karen Humphreys
Business Development, Cancer Center

Robert W. Hurley, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

Judith Lightsey, MD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

Merry-Jennifer Markham, MD
Associate Professor of Hematology Oncology

Lee Marlowe, RD, LDN
Food and Nutrition Services

Linda S. Morgan, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oncology Data Center Medical Director

Patricia Moser, MD
Associate professor of Radiology

Anjun Patel, MD
Fellow, Hematology Oncology

Deidra Pereira, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology

Nina Powell, LCSW
Patient and Family Resources/Patient Services

Andrew Ragsdale
Marketing/PR, Shands Healthcare

John Reith, MD
Professor of Pathology

Alice Rhoton-Vlasak, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Steve Ritz
Clinical Administration, Radiation Oncology

Michele Scavone-Stone
Clinical Administration, ACU Adult Hematology Oncology and Shands Infusion Center

Brian Sevier, PhD
Clinical Trails Office, Cancer Center

Christiana Shaw, MD—Surgeon Liaison
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Andrew Smithson, MBA
Associate VP Operations, Shands Healthcare

Ilicia Sugarman, MD
Fellow, Hematology Oncology

Bruce Stechmiller, MD
Associate Professor of Hematology Oncology

James L. Talbert, MD
Professor Emeritus of Surgery

Anne M. Tallent, CTR
Oncology Data Center

Glenn E. Turner, DDS
Associate Professor of Prosthodontics

Helen Welsh, BSN, RN
Nursing, UF Health Shands

Alyson Widmer
Information Services

Laura Wiggins, PharmD
Pharmacy Services

John R. Wingard, MD
Director, Bone Marrow Transplant Program;
Deputy Director for Research, Cancer Center

Fong Wong, DDS
Associate Professor of Prosthodontics

Kathryn Zeppieri, PT
Rehabilitation Services

Cathy Zorilo, MSN, RN
UF Health Shands Quality Management


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