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Florida Cancer Connect

An initiative created by First Lady Casey DeSantis in partnership with the Florida Department of Health and Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

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Funding Opportunity Announcement

On October 4, 2023, the Florida Cancer Innovation Fund will begin accepting applications for pilot projects in cancer research and innovation. The purpose of this effort is to energize collaborations between oncologists, cutting edge researchers and cancer facilities and to provide a plausible route for expedited funding to bolster competitiveness for extramural cancer research funding.

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Florida ranks second in the nation for newly diagnosed cancer cases.

About florida cancer connect

Florida Cancer Connect is a centralized resource hub for cancer patients, caregivers, and loved ones of those involved. Use this tool to access a centralized resource of trusted information from local medical practitioners to help you and your family make informed decisions when it matters most.

In 2018, more than 132,000 new cancer diagnoses were reported to the statewide cancer registry.

In May 2022, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the approval of $100 million for cancer research and care in the state budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, a $37 million increase over the previous budget.

The Department of Health and Agency for Health Care Administration created Florida Cancer Connect to help Floridians:

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