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Turning Research Into Hope

Turning Research Into Hope


Pioneering Clinical Trials for Cancer Are Here

Finding a cure for cancer is our number one goal. Clinical trials offer you access to some of the most advanced treatments options — some of which are not available anywhere else in the southeastern United States. Clinical trials (also known as a research study) help us find new ways to prevent and detect cancer. And they help us improve the quality of life for people during and after treatment. When you take part in a clinical trial, you add to our knowledge about cancer and help improve cancer care for future patients. Clinical trials are the key to making progress against cancer. 

The AdventHealth Research Institute has about 500 active studies covering all facets of research, including drug development, surgical techniques and treatment methods. Plus, our expert team of physicians and researchers is dedicated to the highest levels of safety and clinical advancement.

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A Message From Steven R. Smith, MD

Chief Scientific Officer, Senior Vice President of the AdventHealth Research Institute


AdventHealth & Moffitt Cancer Center A Partnership Devoted to Excellence

Moffit Cancer Center is an NCI designated cancer center, the gold standard of cancer research and care. AdventHealth’s partnership with Moffitt is part of our commitment to the best cancer care in Florida. By joining forces, we’re able to dive deeper than ever before, ask bigger questions and do even more meaningful research to help find the answers you and your family need. We focus on three key areas in our collaboration.

  • Advancing personalized medicine to understand and tailor cancer treatments to your unique needs
  • Conducting Phase I research trials to investigate and test new cancer drugs at AdventHealth Celebration — the first and only Phase I site in Central Florida
  • Providing access to outstanding cancer care in the state of Florida


Together, we’re building the future of cancer care by challenging what’s known — and what’s possible.

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Learn About Our Research Areas

High-quality clinical research with a goal to eradicate cancer.

Improvement of patient outcomes in areas such as heart disease, cardiac and vascular surgery, and preventive cardiology.

Data-driven research and the standardization of the research volunteer process.

Our world-class team of researchers, clinical scientists and support staff is equipped to meet a wide array of research needs.

Care through minimally invasive surgery.

Our world-class team of researchers, clinical scientists and support staff is equipped to meet a wide array of research needs.

Latest advanced techniques and procedural services available for the treatment of digestive disorders.

Research aimed to further understand neurological disorders, such as stroke, brain tumors, and epilepsy.

Studies that improve the care and outcomes for patients with musculoskeletal disease.

Research and data analysis that improves clinical performance and care quality for pediatric health care.

Research in medication and various disease states.

High-quality diagnostic imaging technologies for research.

Basic, clinical and translational research with the aim of improving outcomes for all surgical patients.

Innovative translational research that leads to discoveries and cures for obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Most current treatments in areas like abdominal organ transplants and advanced liver, heart, and lung disease.

Evidence-based care pathways that focus on whole-person care: the mind, body and spirit.

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