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Miami Cancer Institute – A South Florida First

Baptist Health South Florida – with the help of our generous donors – has built Miami Cancer Institute into a destination cancer center known for its leading clinical care, exceptional patient experience, advanced clinical research and state-of-the-art technology – including the first proton therapy center in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. 
To accelerate its mission of hope, caring and innovation, Miami Cancer Institute has joined the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, a dynamic collaboration that will ultimately enable cancer patients to access potential breakthrough therapies here in South Florida.

A gift that supports the new Miami Cancer Institute is an opportunity to fund vital research and support the primary destination for cancer patients in the southeastern United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. For the first time, cancer patients in the region will have convenient access to proton therapy, a sophisticated treatment that destroys cancer cells with precisely targeted doses of radiation, sparing healthy tissue and resulting in fewer side effects than traditional radiation therapies.

A vision of hope

A symbol of medical excellence in every aspect of cancer care, from diagnosis to treatment to research, Miami Cancer Institute is also a symbol of hope, faith and caring, from the building’s design to the specialists, nurses and staff who care for our patients. It was created with seven concepts at the top of our minds: patients, their loved ones, hope, caring, compassion, communication and innovation. These priorities will continue to guide our program in the future.

Comprehensive cancer care

The Institute’s new state-of-the-art facility on the Baptist Hospital campus brings many of Baptist Health’s outpatient cancer services together under one roof to offer 305,000 square feet of world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Its 140,000-square-foot clinical research building houses an extensive clinical trial team on a dedicated floor, a genomic medicine laboratory, additional space for bone marrow transplant patients, and a unique cancer patient support center, among other comprehensive services. A Hilton hotel, scheduled to open on campus in 2018, will offer out-of-town patients and their families convenient access to medical care. 

From prevention and detection to treatment and follow-up care, Miami Cancer Institute is positioned to redefine the standards of excellence in cancer care for our community – and the world – today, tomorrow and in the future.

Because cancer doesn’t stop, neither can we.

As a not-for-profit organization, Baptist Health South Florida relies on donor support through Baptist Health Foundation to help advance technology, research, patient care and programs at Miami Cancer Institute.

Philanthropy is so integral to Miami Cancer Institute, it’s included among our “10 Pillars of Care.” At the Institute, philanthropy will help enable groundbreaking research to give cancer patients a lifesaving edge. Donor dollars also will help fund therapeutic programs and services that alleviate the burden cancer places on patients and families. Innovative research trials and beneficial support programs often are not funded by government or reimbursed by insurance, so the generosity of donors will continually play a major role in improving the lives of cancer patients and their families.

We cannot achieve such ambitious goals without generous philanthropic support. There are many ways you can help: a one-time cash gift or ongoing pledge; donations of real estate, stocks or life insurance; or by including the Institute in your will. Other exciting opportunities include permanently associating your name with a room with this world-class facility, serving as a beacon of inspiration for generosity from others.

On behalf of Baptist Health Foundation, we thank you for considering joining us in our quest to change the future of cancer care for good.

Contact Us

Make your donation today, or for more information, call 786-467-5400 or email Giving@BaptistHealth.net.

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