Your Health Questions Answered

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. How Can We Keep Our Skin Safe?

From sunscreen to seeking shade, here are some best practices.

05/24/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Going Up

Sarasota Memorial Moves Forward with Third Phase of Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute

In addition to the seven-story cancer pavilion, plans call for an adjacent parking garage and skybridge.

05/23/2022 By Staff

Good Deeds

Community Day School Students Raise Funds for Benjamin Gilkey Pediatric Cancer Fund

The third-grade students presented a $1,400 check to Laura Gilkey, Benjamin's mother.

04/20/2022 By Staff

Article

V Foundation, Dick Vitale Announce 17th Annual Gala

This year's event will honor Scott Drew, Chris Evert and Keyshawn Johnson.

03/22/2022 By Staff

Health News

SMH Oncology Tower Opens; Dick Vitale Among First Patients

The tower is the second phase and centerpiece of several facilities that make up Sarasota Memorial’s Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute.

11/16/2021 By Megan McDonald

Health News

Moffitt Cancer Center, Ringling College Partner to Improve Patient Experience

The partnership began in 2019 to help decrease stress in patients, and discover new ways to train and coach patients through diagnosis and treatment.

10/14/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Cancer Institute Appoints Chief of Surgical Oncology

Dr. Kenneth Meredith will lead Sarasota Memorial’s team of oncology surgeons.

10/12/2021 By Staff

Good Deeds

OneBlood to Host Blood Drive in Honor of Local Boy

On May 4, OneBlood will donate $10 for every donor to the Benjamin Gilkey Fund for Innovative Pediatric Cancer Research.

04/27/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

'Fashion Funds the Cure' Returns to Sarasota

The benefit raises funds for local pediatric cancer patients.

02/25/2021 By Staff

Groundbreaking

Florida Cancer Specialists Breaks Ground for New Cancer Center

Scheduled to open in November 2021, the 20,250-square-foot building will replace the two existing FCS clinic locations in Manatee County.

02/02/2021 By Staff

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