What is the Joint Oncology Program?
 
The Joint Oncology Program (JOP) is a collaboration between Orlando Health and UF Health, whereby synergies in patient care, research and education provide  the most technologically advanced, compassionate cancer treatments to the Central Florida community. Eleven multidisciplinary programs offering state-of-the-art treatment programs that include minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy,  plastic and reconstructive surgery, and proton beam therapy, as well as access to new treatments through clinical trials.
 
 
The Joint Oncology Program’s investment in rigorous research helps advance the field of cancer care
 
Because of the Joint Oncology Program’s commitment to clinical trials, our patients have access to the newest, leading-edge treatments
 
An innovative personalized cancer care program offers “precision”matching of a tumor’s genetic composition with the most effective chemotherapy and treatment
 
 
By combining the knowledge, experience and expertise of Orlando Health and UF Health, we have expanded care and treatment options for our patients and created  a forum for leading researchers to share discoveries with top physicians.
A team of highly subspecialized experts collaborate to provide comprehensive interdisciplinary care.
Our goal is to treat the patient holistically, offering treatments side-by-side with  integrative medicine services, educational classes, and support groups.
 
Serving more than 10,000 new cancer patients annually, we are one of the largest and most eminent cancer care providers in Florida.
With facilities throughout Central Florida, we have many convenient locations.
 
 
Specialties of the Joint Oncology Program
 
UF Health Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program
This multidisciplinary  team offers inpatient and outpatient care for patients in the state-of-the-art UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital.
 
The Cardio-Oncology Program
Developed to minimize cardiovascular damage associated with certain chemotherapy agents and radiation therapy, this program identifies, monitors  and treats patients with greater cardiovascular risk factors.
 
Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
This program delivers targeted intraperitoneal chemotherapy with less systemic toxicity for patients with cancer limited to the abdominal cavity/peritoneal  surface.
 
UF Health Oncofertility Program
This comprehensive program at UF Health Reproductive Medicine in Gainesville offers fertility preservation services to patients about to receive  cancer treatments that may affect future fertility.
 
UF Health Orthopaedic Oncology
The UF Health Orthopaedic Oncology team provides comprehensive care for bone and
soft tissue sarcomas in adults and children, cancer metastases to the bone and soft tissue, and benign bone and soft tissue tumors of the extremities.
 
Plastic Surgery and Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer
We offer a full range of reconstruction options for cancer patients, including the new procedure (VLNT) where lymph nodes are transferred from one part of the body to another  using microsurgery to correct the debilitating effects of lymphedema.