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TAMPA, Fla. Moffitt Cancer Center is acquiring 9 acres in south Hillsborough County to make cancer care accessible to thousands more patients. Plans to build a new ambulatory center will allow Moffitt to expand access to lifesaving screening and prevention, world class care and novel clinical trials. 

Moffitt has entered into a purchase and sale agreement for a parcel at the southeast intersection of East College Avenue and 27th Street South in Ruskin, less than a mile from Interstate 75. The purchase is expected to be final in November, and the final zoning approval is expected by the end of the year. 

Construction of a 75,000-square-foot facility is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2023, with completion by late 2024. Services will include screening and diagnostics, advanced imaging, clinical lab services, blood draw, biopsies, medical oncology, radiation oncology, infusion, pharmacy and clinical trials. Moffitt projects to serve nearly 9,000 patients by year four and create 150 jobs by year five. 

“Moffitt is building incredible momentum to expand our footprint and bring cancer care closer to where our patients live,” said Dr. Patrick Hwu, president and CEO of Moffitt. “We are laser-focused on future expansions that will allow us to create a Moffitt health system to address the growing cancer burden in the state of Florida.”  

Moffitt’s Pasco County development, located on 775 acres, is the largest expansion in the cancer center’s history. The new life sciences innovation district will serve as a hub for research, digital innovation, education and patient care. The multiyear, multiphase project will include about 16 million square feet of research lab, light industrial and manufacturing, general office and clinical building space.  

Moffitt also continues to pursue opportunities to serve patients in Pinellas County. 

About Moffitt Cancer Center 
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 53 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 7,800 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.4 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.