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Medical Oncologist Lauren Carcas, M.D. Joins Miami Cancer Institute

April 11, 2018

MIAMI, FLA. (April 11, 2018) — Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida, the state’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, welcomes medical oncologist  Lauren Carcas, M.D., to its multidisciplinary team of breast cancer specialists. Dr. Carcas is a triple Board-certified specialist in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, and has extensive experience in conducting clinical trials for breast cancer treatment.

Dr. Carcas received her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where she served as chief resident. Her post-doctoral training included a fellowship in hematology-oncology at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

“As a breast medical oncologist, Dr. Carcas has the important role of serving as the patient’s primary cancer care specialist,” said Michael J. Zinner, M.D., founding CEO and executive medical director of Miami Cancer Institute. “She monitors a patient’s progress, provides supportive care and coordinates treatment provided by other specialists. Our patients will benefit greatly from Dr. Carcas’ compassion and extensive training and experience in breast medical oncology.”

Dr. Carcas comes to Miami Cancer Institute from Florida Cancer Care, located in Plantation, Fla. She has conducted numerous clinical trials, most notably in breast cancer, to improve care and outcomes for cancer patients. She has published her clinical results in medical journals and has presented at numerous symposiums. She is a member of several professional societies, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology and the American College of Physicians.

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About Miami Cancer Institute

Miami Cancer Institute is a destination cancer center known for its leading clinical care, compassionate patient experience, clinical research and state-of-the-art technology – including the first proton therapy center in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the only radiation oncology program in the world with each of the latest radiation therapies in one place. The Institute offers robust roster of prominent physicians established in the community, in addition to renowned cancer experts, clinical researchers and genomic scientists recruited from the nation’s top cancer centers. As Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, Miami Cancer Institute is part of a deep and functional collaboration that affords patients access to innovative treatments right here at home and ensures the standards of care developed by our multidisciplinary disease management teams match those at MSK. Heralded nationally as one of the new “hybrid” cancer centers of the future, Miami Cancer Institute combines well-established, high-quality community-based cancer care with the best of an academic cancer center – subspecialty-trained surgeons, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists who are national experts and innovators in their fields. For more information, visit

Miami Cancer Institute part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 10 hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has more than 19,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.



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