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2024 ACRO Summit Underscores the Importance of Continued Education in Radiation

As advancements continue to unfold across the spectrum of radiation oncology, disseminating information on new treatment strategies, novel technologies, and ongoing research to up-and-coming oncologists is vital to keep the field moving forward, according to Steven Finkelstein, MD, DABR, FACRO.

“One of the things I strongly believe in is exposing our youth early to what we do as oncologists across the spectrum of oncology,” Finkelstein said in an interview with OncLive® during the 2024 ACRO Summit. “I love to see when young folks come [to these meetings], and they get here and bathe in all the excitement of what it means to help patients.”


The Radiation Oncology Summit: ACRO 2024...featuring our own Dr. Finkelstein.

That's a Wrap on ACRO 2024! The Radiation Oncology Summit: ACRO 2024 took place last week in Orlando with physicians, residents, medical students, radiation oncology practice leaders, and industry representatives in attendance. On behalf our ACRO Education Chair Dr. Steven Finkelstein, editor of RadOnc Weekly, we send a thank you to everyone who had a hand in organizing, planning, and speaking at this year’s event. Congratulations to our Lifetime Achievement Award winner Dr. Gregory Cotter, our newly inducted ACRO Fellows Drs. Mani Akhtari, Sushil Beriwal, William E. Decker, Edward Lee, Shannon MacDonald, Adrianna Henson Masters, Hina Saeed, and Michael Yunes, and to all of our award and grant winners. We’d also like to send a special thank you to our Dr. Luther Brady Lecturers Drs. Nina Wendling and Tim Williams, and our Future of Cancer Care panelists Drs. Iris Gibbs, Dwight Heron, Sameer Keole, Laeton Pang, and David Penberthy.Check out our Facebook page for photos from this year’s event and visit our X account (Twitter) for all the highlights. And be sure to mark March 12-15, 2025 on your calendar and plan to join us at the Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada! Registration will open this fall. For more details click here.


Florida Cancer Affiliates Welcomes Medical Oncologist Bruce W. Porterfield, MD, PhD

Florida Cancer Affiliates is proud to welcome Bruce W. Porterfield, MD, PhD to our medical oncology team. He joins a compassionate, multidisciplinary team of experts providing exceptional and personalized care to patients in Panama City. Dr. Porterfield’s addition marks a new step in the practice’s commitment to providing patients with the specialized care they need, alongside the latest technologies and therapies.

Dr. Porterfield is a board-certified physician with over 20 years of experience in medicine. He holds a medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Chicago Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology. Dr. Porterfield completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, where he also served as chief resident in his final year of residency. He then went on to complete a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, where he was named chief fellow. He then served the community in Arizona for 15 years while practicing at Arizona Oncology.


Our renowned physician, Dr. Steven Finkelstein

Our renowned physician, Dr. Steven Finkelstein, joined Beach TV in Panama City Beach to discuss his commitment to providing comfortable, accessible and customized treatment plans for patients and visitors in north Florida. Our approach to care involves specialized treatments, along with robust tools, resources and personal support to help those with cancer navigate through their journey. View the full video here.


Buddy Check 13 with Amy Hoyt and Joy Noble

News 13’s Amy Hoyt sits down with breast cancer survivor Joy Noble to discuss her journey, treatment, and more! Check out the video here.


Raising awareness about pancreatic cancer

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - On Tues. Oct. 24 on NewsChannel 7 Today, Dr. Steven Finkelstein, MD, DABR, FACRO, discussed pancreatic cancer. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, but this month, there is an event to raise money and awareness about Pancreatic Cancer locally.

The 7th Annual Ride for a Cure is back again as The Witches of St. Andrews work to help raise money for pancreatic cancer patients. That event is happening this Sat. Oct. 28. To learn more, go here. Dr. Finkelstein will be the grand marshal in the Ride for a Cure parade as well. To watch full video click here.


Buddy Check 13 with Amy Hoyt and Dr. Andrew Weber

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — News 13’s Amy Hoyt talks to Oncologist Dr. Andrew Weber, MD from the Florida Cancer Affiliates of Northwest Florida in Panama City to discuss his background, practice, and more! To watch full video Click here


Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, what men need to know

On Thurs. Sept. 28 edition of NewsChannel 7 Today, Dr. Steven Finkelstein, MD, DABR, FACRO, discussed prostate cancer. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

About 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).


Florida Cancer Affiliates Brings Advanced Radiation Technology to Panama City

The Versa HD linear accelerator will offer patients the latest in radiation treatment for a broad spectrum of cancers.

Panama City, October 14: Florida Cancer Affiliates (FCA), a premier provider of cancer care and a practice in The US Oncology Network, is excited to announce the addition of an advanced radiation treatment system designed to improve patient care. Developed by Elekta, the new Versa HD linear accelerator provides the flexibility to treat a broad spectrum of tumors throughout the body, while enabling treatment of highly complex cancers that require precision targeting. FCA invested in the sophisticated technology to provide the latest radiation therapy to patients living in Panama City, eliminating the need to drive out of town for treatment.


ASCO News Feature

Surging Ahead: Oncologists Pivot to Keep Cancer Treatment Moving in the Wake of Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael was the strongest storm on record in the Florida Panhandle, and wrought devastation and rebuilding to communities and cancer care centers in the area. The fourth-strongest landfalling hurricane in the United States, in terms of its maximum sustained winds, struck Florida’s Gulf Coast on October 10, 2018. What happened during the next 24 hours devastated Bay County, Florida. Read more