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Frequently Asked Questions

A large NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center involves a lot of people, services and research. Below you'll find questions and answers to some of the most common questions.

When did Moffitt Cancer Center open?

Moffitt opened in October 1986 and became an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2001.

What other clinical services does Moffitt provide?

A 36-bed blood and marrow transplant unit; 14 operating rooms; a diagnostic radiology department with MRI, PET/CT, digital mammography and all other imaging capabilities; and a radiation therapy department with seven linear accelerators.

How do I qualify for a clinical trial?

Clinical trials can be for patients who are just starting cancer treatment as well as patients who have been receiving cancer treatment for some time. Ask your doctor if there is a clinical trial for you. To learn more, call 813-745-6100 or 1-800-679-0775 (toll-free) or submit a clinical trials inquiry form.

What does Moffitt's NCI "Comprehensive" designation mean?

Moffitt is the only NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. This coveted distinction, given to only 51 centers in the country, recognizes Moffitt as one of the top institutions developing and translating scientific discoveries into new and promising treatments for cancer patients.

How many beds is Moffitt licensed for?

A full-service hospital, Moffitt is licensed for 206 beds.

What are some of the research programs at Moffitt?

Our research programs include Molecular Medicine; Immuno-Oncology; Cancer Biology and Evolution; Cancer Epidemiology; and Health Outcomes and Behavior. The research programs are grouped under four established divisions.

How can I contact Moffitt Cancer Center?

Every team member at Moffitt Cancer Center is dedicated to providing the best service and highest standard of care. Please visit our Contact Us page to find helpful phone numbers and email addresses. 

To securely communicate with Moffitt providers by sending non-urgent health related messages and/or request prescription renewals, please visit the patient portal.

We look forward to speaking with you. 

How can suppliers seek to do business with Moffitt?

Moffitt Cancer Center recognizes that working with a wide range of suppliers strengthens the communities we serve. We seek to provide maximum opportunity to diverse suppliers that can meet the center's procurement needs.

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