Fact Sheet

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To contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer


To transform cancer care through service, science and partnership


Established by Florida Statute 1004.43 to serve as “statewide research institute” and “perform a statewide function” (Laws of Florida, Chapters 90-56 & 93-167)

Incorporated in 1984 and opened in Tampa in 1986
Named after H. Lee Moffitt, former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and the impetus behind the center

Florida’s Cancer Center

  • Only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida
  • Home of Florida’s largest clinical cancer research unit with more than 450 clinical trials
  • Receives more than 50 percent of all National Cancer Institute funding awarded to Florida institutions
  • Has treated residents of all 67 Florida counties and impacts about 22 percent of cancer cases in Florida
  • Economic impact on the state of Florida of nearly $2.4 billion
  • Employs more than 6,500 people at an average salary of more than $72,500
  • Only organization in Florida to receive CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation for its commitment to the health of employees and their families to reduce cancer risk

National Prominence

  • One of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers nationwide
  • Ranked among the U.S. News & World Report’s top 25 cancer centers since 1999
    • Moffitt has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. It was ranked No. 11 in 2020. 
  • Largest Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Immunotherapy Program east of Houston and south of Boston
    • Conducts more than 425 transplants a year
  • Recipient of more than $46 million grant funding for research
  • Has treated residents from every county in Florida, every state in the United States, and 130 countries around the world
  • Has produced 14 start-ups, 49 U.S. patents and 127 licensing agreements
  • Patient Care Volumes

Admissions: 9,465
New Patients: 23,760
Licensed Beds: 206
Outpatient Visits: 450,760
Surgical Cases: 11,601
Patients Seen: 68,148

Based on 2019 volumes