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    Cancer Focus:
    Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma

    Sam Vafadar, born and raised in Florida; is a certified physician associated (PA-C) in the Moffitt Cancer Center Department of Thoracic Oncology. He has been with Moffitt since 2014. Prior to working in Thoracic Oncology, he worked 1 year in community radiation oncology. Sam provides care for patients undergoing active treatment with chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and experimental therapies under clinical trial protocols. He also evaluates patients who have completed treatment for long-term lung cancer surveillance. He's an active participant in the APP professional clinical ladder and the ethics committee. Sam completed his PA training at South University in Tampa, Florida. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of South Florida. He's currently working towards a Doctor of Health Sciences degree at Nova Southeastern University. He's a co-investigator on multiple clinical trials and plays an active role in providing mentorship and training to prospective and current PA students. Sam has also authored manuscripts for the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. In 2015 and 2016 he was interviewed by ABC Action News and Fox 13 on then-legislation to improve prescribing authority for advanced practice professionals. He has participated in several advisory boards in the industry and is a guest lecturer at South University Tampa's PA program. In 2020 he was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award for from South University for these achievements.  

  • Publications

    • Vafadar S. Immunotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer. JAAPA. 2019 Sep.32(9):37-42. Pubmedid: 31460972.
    • Vafadar S. Immunotherapy for lung cancer: Targeting the PD-1 pathway. JAAPA. 2017 Jun.30(6):48-50. Pubmedid: 28538431.
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