WHAT IT IS
Moffitt Total Cancer Care® is a comprehensive approach to cancer care. It is designed to enable researchers and caregivers to identify and meet all the needs of a patient and his or her family during the patient’s lifetime and for future generations. The approach addresses cancer as a public health issue and takes a holistic approach by encompassing all aspects of the disease, including prevention, the study of genetic predispositions, the impact of health lifestyles and integrative medicine. Additionally, the goal of this approach to cancer care is to provide the right treatment for the right patient.
Whether discovering biomarkers for identifying patients at risk or who are appropriate for specific therapies, or discovering cellular targets for engineering new cancer drugs, or offering patients the latest treatment information via the Moffitt Patient Portal to provide them the best known options, the Total Cancer Care® initiative is, first and foremost, about the patient.
The Total Cancer Care® Study is Moffitt’s national research protocol open at Moffitt and at participating Total Cancer Care® Consortium sites throughout Florida and in other states. The study is a partnership among patients, doctors and researchers working to advance cancer care by maintaining a repository of human tissue specimens and clinical data.