Title: Moffitt Cancer Center, Shands Healthcare and the University of Florida collaboration
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Overview of the Moffitt-Shands-
University of Florida Cancer Effort
The burden of cancer in Florida is the second highest in
the nation and the multiple challenges that cancer presents
will not be solved by one entity alone. Alliances are needed
among superior health care providers across the state to
personalize and improve cancer care.
Moffitt, Shands HealthCare and the University
of Florida believe there is significant opportunity
to create synergies between the three organizations
by forming an alliance that will be the leader in
scientific discoveries for cancer research, treatment
and prevention.
This collaboration will not only benefit local
communities but Florida and the United States,
with the goal of impacting cancer care worldwide.
The goals of this collaboration include:
Incorporate a Moffitt model of cancer care
at Shands and UF.
Incorporate UF into Moffitt's National Cancer
Institute Cancer Center designation.
Increase integration of the broader
UF cancer research enterprise into
the Moffitt cancer research enterprise.
Improve the overall level of cancer care
in Florida.
Increase Florida's profile in cancer care and
research in the nation.
First steps will include the incorporation of all the elements
of Moffitt's Total Cancer Care* culture and approach to the
patient's life journey and will involve active participation by
UF and Shands cancer programs in quality improvement,
survivorship and personalized medicine efforts involving
tissue and data collection.
A board-level Advisory Group with representation from
the boards of all three sponsoring organizations will
monitor the plan for implementation.
*Total Cancer Care: Moffitt's Total Cancer Care is
a patient-centered program focusing on the needs
of patients and families. It combines information
technology, scientific research, clinical treatment
and quality of life studies that seek to improve the
care and outcomes for cancer patients throughout
Florida and beyond. It addresses cancer as a public
health issue, encompassing the study of genetic
predispositions as patients are followed through
screening, diagnosis and treatment, and incorporating
translational research at each step along the continuum
of care.

Additionally, it focuses on developing a database as a source
for the collection, storage, integration and management of
clinical data and scientific findings that can be translated
into new treatments and combines that data with specific
genetic information so that oncologists will eventually be
able to tailor treatments to their patients.

Facts About Moffitt
Moffitt was created by the Florida Legislature
to address the burden of cancer in Florida.
The institution was incorporated in 1984 as
a Florida not-for-profit corporation.
Moffitt is dedicated to one mission:
"to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer."
An NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center the only one
in Florida that is home-based.
Scientific programs include Molecular Oncology
and Drug Discovery; Immunology; Experimental
Therapeutics; Health Outcomes and Behaviors;
and Risk Assessment, Detection and Intervention.
Consistently ranked on the U.S. News & World Report
"Best Cancer Hospitals" for the past nine years.
Established reputation for translationall research" -
fast tracking laboratory successes into new
treatments. At present more than 200 clinical
research trials are ongoing.
Moffitt Cancer Center consists of:
Hospital with 162 licensed beds and a large out-
patient clinic, both focused exclusively on cancer.
Moffitt Research Institute that receives more than
$58 million in grant funding.
The Bill and Beverly Young National Functional
Genomics Center, funded by the Department
of Defense.
Largest marrow transplant program in
the Southeast.
More than 3,000 employees across
four corporate entities.
Patients served through inpatient admissions: 7,261.
Outpatient visits: 264,533.
Moffitt is the 12th largest employer in Tampa Bay.
It is projected that Moffitt will generate nearly
$900 million in economic output in 2008.
The Moffitt Affiliate Network is composed of 17 hospitals
and practice affiliations and is represented by more
than 400 oncologists.




In 2007 Moffitt established M2Gen, a wholly-owned sub-
sidiary created to advance cancer research and develop
personalized treatments for patients based on the gene
expressions of their cancers. M2Gen was established to
implement a major research collaboration between
Moffitt Cancer Center and Merck, Inc. This collaboration
is the single largest and most advanced project relating
tumor gene expression profiling to clinical outcomes.

Facts About Shands HealthCare
Shands HealthCare is a private, not-for-profit
health care organization affiliated with UF.
It encompasses eight hospitals, outpatient
practices and more than 13,000 employees.
Shands at the UF medical center in Gainesville
specializes in tertiary and quaternary care for
patients with highly complex medical conditions.
Areas of emphasis include cancer, cardiovascular,
orthopaedic and rehabilitation, neurosurgery,
pediatric and transplantation services.
Shands at UF is one of the Southeast's leading medical
centers and health care referral centers. It is the only
academic medical center that treats patients annually
from every county in Florida, as well as serves patients
from throughout the Southeast, the nation and more
than a dozen other countries each year.
The mission of Shands is to provide excellent patient
care, collaborate in improving community health, and
support education and research in the health sciences.
Shands includes:
Eight hospitals, two of which are academic medical
centers, in Gainesville and Jacksonville.
Four community hospitals in North Central Florida.
Two specialty hospitals in Gainesville.
More than 1,500 affiliated UF faculty and community
physicians representing more than 100 medical
specialties provide services in Shands facilities.
Shands at UF is consistently ranked on the
U.S. News & World Report list of "Best Hospitals"
in a variety of specialties.
The Shands at UF Cancer Hospital is a $388-million,
500,000-square-foot facility slated to open in 2009.
It will house 192 private beds for a variety of inpatients,
including those receiving diagnostic and therapeutic
oncology services. It also will include a Critical Care
Center for emergency- and trauma-related services.
Site preparation and demolition began in April 2006.
Construction began in January 2007 and will be
completed in 2009.
Shands' two academic medical centers (which are
part of the state's seven statutory teaching hospitals)
along with our community hospitals are considered
"safety-net" hospitals, providing a significant level
of care to low-income, uninsured and vulnerable
populations. Shands is one of Florida's largest
Medicaid and charity-care providers.

* In fiscal year 2007 Shands spent approximately
$104 million on unreimbursed charity care.
That same year, it also spent approximately
$9.3 million in unsponsored community benefit
(at cost).
* Shands fiscal year 2007 statistics at a glance:
Admissions 85,662

* ED visits
* Emergency transports
* Outpatient visits
* Faculty practice outpatient visits


University of Florida College of Medicine
The College of Medicine, which opened in 1956,
is the largest of six colleges at the UF Health
Science Center.
The College of Medicine strives to improve health
care in Florida, our nation and the world through
excellence and leadership in education, clinical care,
discovery and service. More than 4,000 physicians
have graduated from the College of Medicine.
In addition to a medical degree, the college also
offers other master's and Ph.D. programs in areas
such as medical science, biomedical engineering,
physician assistant studies, the sciences basic to
medicine and an Interdisciplinary Program in
Biomedical Sciences. The college has almost a
thousand physicians training as residents and
fellows in Gainesville and Jacksonville.
The College of Medicine has 2 campuses:
Gainesville comprises 24 clinical and
basic science departments staffed by
nearly 1,000 faculty members.
Jacksonville is home to 350 physicians
and scientists delivering medical care in
an urban setting.
The College of Medicine works collaboratively with
Shands, the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical
Center and other community health care sites
and other affiliated Florida hospitals.
Medical faculty are among the scientists conducting
breakthrough research at the Evelyn F. and
William L. McKnight Brain Institute of UF,
the UF Institute on Aging, the UF Genetics
Institute, the UF Shands Cancer Center and
the new Emerging Pathogens Institute.
College of Medicine faculty have attained national
leadership in patient care, research and education
related to the brain and spine, cancer, diabetes,
drug design, genetics and organ transplantation.
With contributions from the College of Medicine
faculty in the development of new health-related
technologies and products, UF ranks among the
top 10 U.S. universities in licensing income and
averages more than 50 issued patents each year.

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