America’s No. 1 cancer center: Making Cancer History® in Sarasota

MD Anderson experts to present latest in cancer research, patient care at March 8 seminar

MD Anderson News Release 02/13/14

HOUSTON ― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center returns March 8 to Sarasota, Fla., for the institution’s annual Making Cancer History® seminar. Part of MD Anderson’s ongoing statewide outreach, the patient-focused educational event includes presentations from leading physicians and researchers, followed by a question-and-answer session allowing audience members to ask about cancer-related topics.

The seminar, at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Blvd. of the Arts, begins at 8:30 a.m. with a breakfast buffet.

Presentations begin at 9 a.m., featuring:

  • Thomas Buchholz, M.D., executive vice president and physician-in-chief; and
  • Randal Weber, M.D., professor and chair, Head and Neck Surgery.

Since opening in 1944, almost 950,000 people have registered as MD Anderson patients. From Florida, more than 25,000 people have sought diagnostic treatment or prevention services, including more than 1,200 patients in Fiscal Year 2013 alone (Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2013). Currently, almost 500 physicians in Florida refer patients to MD Anderson in Houston.

MD Anderson not only is the largest freestanding cancer center in the world, but it also has developed a number of local, national and international affiliations. For example, the institution is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, which includes the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa and other leading cancer centers across the nation.

Pensacola’s Sacred Heart Health System is a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network™, a multidisciplinary group of care providers including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and surgeons at Sacred Heart. This certification signifies that health providers use MD Anderson evidence-based treatment guidelines to plan and deliver cancer patient care.

With the largest cancer clinical trials program in the nation, MD Anderson receives more peer-reviewed National Cancer Institute research grants than any other academic institution in the United States.

Breakfast buffet and admission to the Making Cancer History® seminar is $20 per person, with limited seating available. To register, call 866-262-9029 and press 4, or email