Mission: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute was founded in 1986 by H. Lee Moffitt to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.
Geographic areas served: Florida, Southwest United States, Nationwide
Programs: The h. Lee moffitt cancer center and research institute, inc. Is a recognized leader in focused, innovative cancer research, a major regional oncology referral center, and a national cancer institute designated comprehensive cancer center. Based on its singular mission - to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer - the cancer center's research activities relate primarily to the areas of basic science, cancer prevention and control, translational science, pre-clinical and clinical investigations, and providing management and other support services as the sole corporate member and parent for the following subsidiary corporations: h. Lee moffitt cancer center and research institute hospital, inc. (the hospital) which provides medical and hospital care, medical education and training, and clinical (patient-related) research in maintaining health, and preventing, detecting, and treating cancer;h. Lee moffitt cancer center and research institute lifetime cancer screening center, inc. (moffitt medical group) which employs and manages physicians and other medical professionals who staff the hospital, and provide clinical research services to the cancer center; andh. Lee moffitt cancer center and research institute foundation, inc. (the foundation) which is the principal fund-raising organization for the cancer center and its subsidiaries. The cancer center's multidisciplinary clinical program structure and open laboratory architecture provide an environment conducive for training future scientific and clinical leaders in oncology, and reflect the cancer center's commitment to collaboration in all aspects of cancer research.
Moffitt Cancer Center has saved my life. Regardless of the treatment required, regardless of when I had Insurance and then when I had Medicaid or Medicare I am always given the most modern, up to date treatment possible. Having be diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma and given only 6-9 months to live by other facilities in 2009 June, I have been blessed to be NED ( No Evidence of Disease) for over 2 1/2 years so far. Moffitt offers the most current clinical trials for melanoma. I am thankful to Dr Jeffrey Weber and the team at Moffitt Cancer Center!