Florida Association of Pediatric Tumor Programs

For nearly three decades, the Florida Association of Pediatric Tumor Programs (FAPTP), Inc. has carried out its mission to ensure improved childhood cancer care in Florida. As its programs grow and mature, FAPTP continues to attract special recognition in state and national arenas. FAPTP began in 1970 as a coordinated statewide network of Children's Tumor Programs under the auspices of the Florida Regional Medical Program (FRMP). In 1973, the FRMP participants created a nonprofit corporation called the Florida Association of Pediatric Tumor Programs, Inc to unite Florida physicians interested and knowledgeable in pediatric oncology; promote the science and practice of the specialty; and help maintain high standards of care and research.

FAPTP Projects and Activities Include:

  • Pediatric Cancer Registry: Statewide Patient Information Reporting System (SPIRS): data system designed to register and follow-up pediatric oncology which data which is collected for each patient diagnosed and treated at FAPTP centers throughout Florida.
  • Florida Pediatric Community Clinical Oncology Program (FPCCOP): Enables community hospitals to provide the latest advances in cancer care to their pediatric oncology patients through participation in clinical trials
  • Epidemiologic Research: Florida Cancer Data System (FCDS): collects data from member institutions to conduct epidemiologic studies, clinical trials, and cancer control protocols
  • Educational Programs and Annual Seminar: A Resource for pediatric hematology/oncology concerns, including various cancers, hemophilia, sickle cell anemia, HIV, and AIDS
  • Assisting Governor's Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council (C-CRAB) in development of the Florida State Cancer Plan

Sites Include:

  • All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg
  • Baptist Children's Hospital, Miami
  • Chris Evert Children's Hospital at Broward Health, Ft. Lauderdale
  • Children's Hospital of SW Florida at Lee Memorial Health System, Ft Myers
  • Children's Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, Orlando
  • Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital at Memorial; Hollywood
  • M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Orlando
  • Miami Children's Hospital, Miami
  •  Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville
  • Nemours Children's Clinic, Orlando Nemours Children's Clinic, at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, Pensacola
  • Children's Hospital at St. Mary's Medical Center, West Palm Beach
  • Palms West Hospital, Loxahatchee
  • St. Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa
  • University of Florida & Shands, Gainesville
  • University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Miami

On the Web: http://www.faptp.org

NCI: U10 CA35157