FLASCO is a member supported state society that focuses on providing education, timely dissemination of pertinent information and general support of the Florida professionals who have chosen the challenging medical discipline of oncology.


The Florida Society of Clinical Oncology is a statewide non-profit organization committed to facilitating and promoting multidisciplinary efforts to improve patient care in Florida by:

  • Fostering access to quality cancer care to the citizens of Florida.
  • Assisting the cancer practitioners in providing the most cost effective quality care for their patients.
  • Acting as an advocate for Florida cancer patients and their families.
  • Coordinating the dissemination of information and providing an opportunity for oncologists, physicians, and other health care professionals to network and exchange information.

Learn more about the history, organization of FLASCO, as well as view medical professional resources at FLASCO’s main website here.

FLASCO’s Patient Advocacy Journey

Dr. Robbins

Dr. Robbins

Gerald J. Robbins, MD was a long time member of the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology, and served as FLASCO President from 2009 to 2011.

Dr. Robbins’ compassion and dedication to his patients led him to spearhead the Patient Advocacy Initiative with FLASCO. Through programs like Living with Myeloma and the FLASCO Patient Portal, numerous cancer patients have been given access to the desperately needed education, life skills, and tools.

Dr. Robbins lost his own battle with cancer in 2015, but his contagious passion and drive to advocate for patients will continue on.

Continuing with Dr. Robbins’ mission, Dr. Michael Diaz, FLASCO Director of Patient Advocacy, is working to enhance our current Patient Advocacy Programs.

Dr. Diaz

FLASCO holds live disease specific patient advocacy educational program for patients/survivors and caregivers all across Florida. These events are also archived and made available on the FLASCO website. In addition to disease specific patient advocacy education programs other program topics could include: patient advocacy, education on biosimilar, patient assistance, drug adherence, etc.

The next step in FLASCO’s journey to educate Florida’s cancer patients, is the FLASCO patient portal. This patient portal is a website for patients to have a “one-stop-shop” for learning of their disease, resources such as patient assistance information, clinical trials, patient support groups, etc.

We thank you for visiting FLASCO’s Patient Portal, and welcome your feedback. Please email FLASCO Executive Director, Julie Newberry at info@flasco.org, with any questions or comments you have.