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  • 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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