Physicians from Cancer Care Centers of Florida Join Florida Cancer Affiliates and The US Oncology Network

February 27, 2014

Cancer patient care and access to services enhanced throughout the Tampa area

Tampa, Fla. and The Woodlands, Texas (Feb. 27, 2014) – Florida Cancer Affiliates (FCA), a practice in The US Oncology Network, and Cancer Care Centers of Florida (CCCF) announced today that physicians from CCCF will join FCA, expanding and enhancing patient services in Tampa and adding additional treatment locations to the FCA practice in Hudson, Brooksville and New Port Richey, Fla.

The three radiation oncologists and six urologists of Cancer Care Centers of Florida will join FCA’s group of 10 medical oncologists and one radiation oncologist to offer high-quality, comprehensive and integrated cancer care to patients in the comfort and convenience of a community setting. This combination will allow the practice to offer urology services and extend radiation services to the Hudson and Brooksville communities.

“This development is allowing us to enhance and expand the high-quality cancer care our patients receive, allowing us to offer more integrated care and continue our mission to provide patients with the best care possible,” said Lawrence Hochman, DO, FACRO, practice president, FCA. “We at Florida Cancer Affiliates are proud of our commitment to quality and excellence. The physicians joining us from Cancer Care Centers of Florida align with our mission and will help us deliver this quality care to more patients in need. We are pleased to welcome them to our practice.”

Cancer Care Centers of Florida has been serving cancer patients for more than 32 years in the areas of radiation oncology, urology, medical oncology, hematology and pathology. Its multi-disciplinary team offers the latest technology so patients can have the safest and most complete care possible. This approach to cancer care is aligned with the vision of FCA.

“Our mission at Cancer Care Centers of Florida has always been to provide the best, most advanced care possible to our patients,” said V. Rao Emandi, MD, FACRO, medical director, CCCF. “Joining Florida Cancer Affiliates allows us to continue to deliver upon this mission and further enhance the services we offer our patients. By joining FCA, we also join The US Oncology Network, uniting us with nearly 1,000 physicians from across the country who collaborate and innovate to improve quality cancer care and patient access to that high-quality care.”

Florida Cancer Affiliates is united in healing with The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest networks of integrated community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based cancer care. By joining FCA, physicians from CCCF will enhance their opportunities to collaborate with an expanded physician community, including participation in network-wide physician committees, conferences, and access to The Oncology Portal, where nearly 1,000 physicians from across The Network gather in a secure online forum to learn, share best practices and collaborate on complex patient cases. Additionally, by uniting with like-minded physicians from across the country, physicians in The Network can help further the national dialogue with government, payers, manufacturers and other stakeholders in the healthcare industry, with a goal of improving access, quality and cost of cancer care.

The 11 physicians currently with Florida Cancer Affiliates practice in four locations, providing comprehensive cancer care throughout Central Florida to the communities of The Villages, Ocala, Brooksville and New Port Richey. With the recent addition of nine physicians from Cancer Care Centers of Florida, FCA expands service offerings with six additional locations in Hudson, Brooksville and New Port Richey. Visit for more information or call 855-451-7095 to schedule an appointment.

About Florida Cancer Affiliates

Florida Cancer Affiliates (FCA) is a community-based medical oncology and hematology practice with convenient locations throughout Central Florida including New Port Richey, Brooksville, Ocala and The Villages. The integrated clinical team of FCA employs the latest technologies and drug therapies to ensure patients receive advanced care close to home. The comprehensive treatment centers include outpatient treatment and diagnostic facilities providing chemotherapy, hematology services, radiation therapy including stereotactic, brachytherapy and PET/CT imaging, clinical research, pharmacy and laboratory, as well as financial counseling and patient support services.

The practice is committed to providing patients with the best and most advanced care available. They offer therapies proven to be effective, along with advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies. They also provide unprecedented access to new investigational drugs through clinical trials. By participating in clinical trials that test new drugs or various combinations of treatments, patients have the opportunity to receive promising new therapies not yet available outside these clinical trials. To learn more about Florida Cancer Affiliates, go to

Florida Cancer Affiliates is united in healing with The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest networks of integrated community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based cancer care. As an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, FCA is united with nearly 1,000 physicians nationwide. Florida Cancer Affiliates participates in clinical trials through US Oncology Research, which has played a role in 48 FDA-approved cancer therapies, nearly one-third of all cancer therapies approved by the FDA to date. For more information, visit

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