Cleveland Clinic Florida Department of Oncology & Solid Tumors is dedicated to the comprehensive care of patients with cancer. As part of the Cancer Institute, oncologists collaborate with of a variety of physicians across multiple specialties, including thoracic, urological, colorectal and breast surgeons, as well as hematologists and radiation oncologists. South Florida patients have benefited from our integrated approach medicine resulting in better treatment outcomes.
Our department specializes in breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and head and neck cancer, as well as brain and spinal cord tumors, ophthalmic oncology and palliative medicine. As an academic medical center, we manage clinical trials offering patients access to novel drug, immunologic, biological targeted therapies and gene therapies.
Cleveland Clinic Florida is uniquely designed to provide team care with multiple specialists all working together to provide patients with access to comprehensive and compassionate care. We provide support services for patients and their families to help them during the treatment and recovery process.
For more information about our success rates, services and programs, and research and education, please download the outcomes report.
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Day of Research & Hope
Research & Clinical Trials
The cancer program at Cleveland Clinic in Florida is dedicated to bring patients the best cancer care available. Our program includes clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as well as Pharmaceutical sponsored clinical trials.
Cleveland Clinic Florida is part of a community-based cancer research program established by the NCI. The aim of the program is to provide cancer patients with access to NCI-sponsored cancer treatment trials and up-to-date cancer management. Through this comprehensive organized clinical trial mechanism we can bring the latest cancer prevention and treatment research findings to our community.
Our pharmaceutical sponsored studies as well as the NCI studies are chosen carefully in order to offer expanded treatment options to patients in our community and also to those who have not access to clinical trials in their communities.
Oncology Support Services
Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Cancer Program is dedicated to offering patients the best cancer care available. Our priority is to provide multidisciplinary, integrated and comprehensive oncology services.
To facilitate patient and family adjustment to a cancer diagnosis, its treatment, and rehabilitation, the oncology social worker is available to provide support with a variety of issues including psychological, financial or emotional concerns. Based on your specific needs, your social worker will help identify appropriate resources.
Services are also available to assist people who are under insured, have prescription drug coverage concerns or patients with home health needs including but not limited to meals, nursing and medical equipment.
Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Cancer Institute offers a variety of support groups including a Breast Cancer Book Club, “Reel to Real” Blood Cancer Support Group, “Look Good Feel Better” and Prostate “Man to Man” Support Group. We will also be initiating a patient and family support group that allow people facing cancer and their families to share experiences and concerns with others facing the disease. The support groups also offer education about cancer, treatment options and alternative services such as yoga classes and networking opportunities.
The oncology social worker can serve as a link between you and the health care system, and the community. Our goal is to provide a variety of services to aide in the long-term adjustment to a cancer diagnosis.
Cara S. Kondaki, LCSW, ACSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Oncology
Cancer Support Groups
Cancer Program Statistical Reports