July 17, 2019 – Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that Radiation Oncologist Luis Carrascosa, MD has returned to Ocala and has joined the statewide practice. He is practicing radiation oncology in our new state-of-the-art facility in Ocala, Florida (4945 SW 49th Place.)
FCS CEO, Brad Prechtl, MBA said, “Since Dr. Carrascosa is from the Ocala area, we are delighted to welcome him back. With an excellent reputation, he will provide tremendous value and convenience to the patients in Marion and surrounding counties in our new facility. Dr. Carrascosa’s expertise and experience make him a perfect addition to the FCS family.”
“Accurately targeting and focusing radiation, and understanding its biology and patterns of spread are paramount to treatment outcomes, said Dr. Lucio N. Gordan, President & Managing Physician of FCS. “Dr. Carrascosa will provide leading-edge radiation therapies to the patients in the Ocala community.”
“With the new state-of-the-art Varian VitalBeam® Radiotherapy Linear Accelerator System coupled with Dr. Carrascosa’s clinical expertise, we elevate radiation oncology services in the Ocala area,” said Dr. Sachin Kamath, Director of Radiation Oncology for FCS. “With our advanced technology, we can better target tumors, allowing us to reduce side effects, improve treatment outcomes, and offer shorter radiation treatment schedules. Offering high-quality multidisciplinary oncology services, close to home, demonstrates our commitment locally.”
Dr. Carrascosa earned his medical degree at Universidad Francisco Marroquin School of Medicine in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He pursued his radiation oncology residency training at the University of Louisville, during which he achieved Chief Resident status. Throughout his career, Dr. Carrascosa has held leadership positions, including Chief of Medicine and Chairman of the Cancer Committee at AdventHealth Palm Coast, as well as former President of the Marion County Medical Society. He has also taught residents and radiation therapists, been published in peer-reviewed journals, and lectured both nationally and internationally.
As a board-certified radiation oncologist, Dr. Carrascosa utilizes precisely targeted radiation therapy techniques to treat all cancers, with special interests in breast, head, and neck, lung, prostate, and skin cancers. He provides the most advanced radiation oncology treatments and tailors his treatment plans to the needs of each patient. Dr. Carrascosa is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Dr. Carrascosa has privileges at Ocala Regional Medical Center, West Marion Community Hospital, and AdventHealth Ocala.
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Recognized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) with a national Clinical Trials Participation Award, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) offers patients access to more clinical trials than any private oncology practice in Florida. In the past four years, the majority of new cancer drugs approved for use in the U.S. were studied in clinical trials with Florida Cancer Specialists participation.* Trained in such prestigious medical schools and research institutes as Duke, Stanford, Harvard, Emory, M.D. Anderson, and Memorial Sloan Kettering, our physicians are consistently ranked nationally as Top Doctors by U.S. News & World Report.
Founded in 1984, FCS is one of the largest medical oncology/hematology practices in the United States. With more than 230 physicians, 220 advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) and physician assistants (PA) and nearly 100 locations in our network, we are committed to providing world-class cancer care in community-based settings.
Florida Cancer Specialists has built a national reputation for excellence that is reflected in exceptional and compassionate patient care, driven by innovative clinical research and cutting-edge technologies that help targeted treatments and genomic-based treatment and immunotherapy. These values are embodied by our outstanding team of highly-trained and dedicated physicians, clinicians and staff.