New Center at Moffitt Focuses on Women’s Cancer Care

May 11, 2009

Multidisciplinary approach includes screening, genetics testing, imaging services and survivorship

Tampa, FL – Women with cancer, particularly those with breast or gynecologic cancers, have special needs as they fight their disease. The Center for Women’s Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center is designed to meet those needs and to make each patient’s journey through cancer care as seamless and comfortable as possible.

“The Center for Women’s Oncology provides state-of-the-art, personalized cancer care in an environment respectful of and designed to be appropriate for the unique needs of women,” said Johnathan Lancaster, M.D., Ph.D., director of The Center for Women’s Oncology and chairman of the Department of Women’s Oncology at Moffitt.

Designed to integrate clinical, research and teaching activities that focus on breast and gynecologic cancers in particular, the center provides:

* Outpatient clinic visits with surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, psychologists and other professionals for breast and gynecologic cancer patients

* Imaging services, including mammography, ultrasound and MRI

* Genetics counseling and testing

* Diagnostic procedures, including breast biopsies and colposcopy

* Cancer screening, prevention and early detection services

* Survivorship programs

* Complementary/integrative medicine programs including acupuncture, yoga and massage

The center integrates interdisciplinary expertise with services that are customer friendly and efficient. Every physician affiliated with the center is fellowship trained, bringing advanced expertise to women’s cancer care.

In addition, the center exemplifies the concept of personalized medicine, an approach that identifies genetic and biological markers that detect cancer, predict risk or point to specific interventions for a particular patient by finding genetic “signatures” that could indicate best response to treatment.

For more information about The Center for Women’s Oncology at Moffitt, please visit To schedule an appointment, contact the New Patient Appointment Center at (813) 745-3980.

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center is the only Florida-based cancer center with the NCI designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center for its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.