The Advocate

Laura Gilkey Is a Passionate Advocate for Pediatric Cancer Research

After losing her son, Benjamin, to cancer at just 9 years old, Laura Gilkey created a fund to support innovative oncology care for children.

09/17/2020 By Megan McDonald

Philanthropy

Foundation Delivers 'Comfort Totes' to Ovarian Cancer Patients

The Gail Baird Foundation supports initiatives committed to raising awareness about, researching and curing ovarian cancer.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Health Report

Groundbreaking Prostate Cancer Trial Taking Place in Sarasota

The treatment, called immunotherapy modulation, involves the injection of a modified cold virus—containing a single gene from the herpes virus—directly into the prostate.

11/07/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Good Causes

Coming Together Against Cancer's Second Annual Event Set For April 13

Attendees will hear presentations by four pioneering physicians.

04/01/2019 By Staff

Health care

Nonprofit Opens Coffee Shop-Style Center for Those Affected By Cancer

The Team Tony Cancer Foundation recently unveiled its new Cancer Connection Center at 3562 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota.

03/29/2019 By Staff

Health care

Hospital Breaks Ground on New Radiation Oncology Center

The Sarasota Memorial Health Care System center is expected to open next summer and will offer advanced radiation therapy and treatment.

01/23/2019 By Staff

Health care

Hospital Acquires New Robot to Treat Lung Cancer Patients

The robot includes a flexible endoscope that doctors use to navigate and search delicate, distant branches of the lung.

12/26/2018 By Staff

Health care

Grant Will Fund Cancer Patient Navigation Program

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation recently awarded a $680,540 grant to the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation.

12/18/2018 By Staff

Health care

Cancer Treatment Practice Breaks Ground on New $16 Million Facility

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for its new Lakewood Ranch center.

08/01/2018 By Staff

Health care

Cancer Treatment Practices Hires New Oncologist

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute recently hired Elizabeth Guancial, M.D., who will practice in the organization's downtown Sarasota office.

08/01/2018 By Staff

Health care

Hospital Picks Design and Construction Team for New Cancer Facilities

The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board on Monday selected Flad Architects, Brasfield & Gorrie, CPPI and Willis Smith Construction to work on the project.

02/22/2018 By Staff

Wrap Star

Wrapped in Love Offers Comfort to Cancer Patients

Karen MacDonald's line of head wraps, ponchos and sleep caps aims to ease cancer patients' discomfort and help raise their spirits.

10/11/2016 By Lana Allen

Good Morning, Sarasota

Journalist Robin Roberts Speaks in Sarasota

The ESPN and GMA anchor talks politics, health and inspiration.

03/07/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Article

Stuart Scott and Appendiceal Cancer

ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott fought a rare form of cancer.

01/08/2015 By Hannah Wallace

Article

Sarasota Health News Roundup: Alzheimer's, Hair Loss, Aging and More

We round up the latest Sarasota health news.

12/03/2014 By Hannah Wallace

Article

Lisa Niemi Speaks Out About Her Husband, Patrick Swayze

Lisa Niemi shares memories of her late husband, Patrick Swayze, and advice for caregivers of those afflicted with pancreatic cancer.

10/22/2013 By Hannah Wallace

Article

Cancer News and Breakthroughs from Southwest Florida Physicians

Southwest Florida's cancer experts suggest healing options for patients, from hospital treatments to support groups.

10/22/2013 By Abby Weingarten

Article

Health Report: May 2013

Sarasota Health Report: May 2013. Food allergies, national running month, CineMama from March of Dimes, colonoscopy news and more.

05/01/2013 By Megan McDonald