- John Grant
Future Florida Hospital Will Be a Global Beacon of Hope for Cancer Patients
According to the World Health Organization, in 2020, 10 million people died from cancer across the world. If you talk to most people, they will tell you they’ve been touched by cancer in some way. I sure have.
The state of Florida has been a leader in cancer treatment and that tradition continues with a new Moffitt Cancer Center in Pasco County. It will be called Speros, FL. The name is a derivative of the Latin verb “Sperare” meaning “to hope.”
The facility is being built on 775 acres that are easily accessible to Tampa International Airport. In fact, it will encompass 16 million square feet and will be larger than Downtown Tampa. The project officially starts later this year and will bring the best and brightest minds in cancer research and treatment to our state. The facility is also expected to create about 14,500 new jobs.
The state-of-the-art groundbreaking research center will include Carbon Ion Therapy. Even though the treatment was discovered in the 1970s in the United States, there are currently no carbon ion treatment centers in North America. The future of cancer treatment is expected to rely heavily on this proton therapy.
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