Dear Cancer Center Family,
As many of you know, Sept. 24, 2019, was a significant milestone for the University of Florida Health Cancer Center in our mission to become a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center: a panel of experts from around the country convened on campus for our NCI site visit.
I believe the day went well, and we were given a great opportunity to showcase the growth and momentum of the cancer program and its ability to have an impact on the health of the residents of our region. There were probing questions from the site visit team, and we were well-prepared to address these.
The site visitors and NCI officials were impressed, and we look forward to the written report that should arrive six weeks from the visit. The report will be used by the NCI to decide on our designation in early 2020.
I thank you for your continuing efforts to advance the very best in cancer discovery, prevention and treatment on behalf of our patients.
Jonathan D. Licht, M.D.
University of Florida Health Cancer Center