Moffitt Cancer Center to Receive Cancer Center of Excellence Award

April 16, 2015

WHO: Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida.

WHAT: Moffitt will receive the Cancer Center of Excellence Award from State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. The Cancer Center of Excellence program promotes excellence in cancer care, encourages the recruitment of the best cancer care professionals and recognizes state institutions as a preferred destination for patient-centered cancer care. Established by the Florida Legislature in 2013, the designation is based on measured success in delivering quality cancer care to patients and family members.

This is the first time the Florida Department of Health has bestowed the Cancer Center of Excellence award. Moffitt is one of four institutions receiving the designation.

Moffitt’s Center Director Thomas A. Sellers, Ph.D., M.P.H, and Physician-In-Chief G. Douglas Letson, M.D., will accept the award.

WHEN: Thursday, April 16, 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Moffitt Cancer Center, Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33612

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in the Southeast and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. With more than 4,500 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact in Florida of nearly $1.6 billion. For more information, visit, and follow the Moffitt momentum on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.