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Florida Cancer Specialists open new office in Brandon

Florida Cancer Specialist’s Brandon Medical Pavilion, which opened Monday, is at 623 Oakfield Drive.

Ernest Hooper | Times

Florida Cancer Specialist’s Brandon Medical Pavilion, which opened Monday, is at 623 Oakfield Drive.

BRANDON — Cancer patients in Brandon and surrounding communities now have a treatment option closer to home.

Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute opened its Brandon Medical Pavilion Monday. The 22,500 square-foot building, located at 623 Oakfield Drive has been under construction since late last year.

The center will occupy the entire first floor and provide many of the treatment and services cancer patients require all in one location, including chemotherapy, infusions, lab work, and PET/CT imaging. Additionally, a radiation oncology center will also be housed in the building. Tenants are still being sought for the second floor.

"We've seen growth in our practice and we saw an increased need," said partner Shalin Shah, who expects the new pavilion to attract patients not only from Brandon, but surrounding communities such as Riverview, Apollo Beach, Plant City and Dover.

Patients also will have the opportunity to participate in Phase II and Phase III clinical trials for experimental medications and treatments that previously were offered only in Tampa or at other major cancer centers out of state.

"The fact that we can give world-class therapy in this office is really important," Shah said. "We're able to deliver health care that you wouldn't otherwise get in Brandon."

The $11 million facility adds to the center's burgeoning presence in Hillsborough County, including a major facility on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Raymond James Stadium. Florida Cancer Specialists is the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the United States, with more than 80 locations in its network.

Contact Candace Rotolo at hillsnews@tampabay.com.

Florida Cancer Specialists open new office in Brandon 11/03/15 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 12:45pm]
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