AdventHealth Celebration in Kissimmee, Florida, includes a comprehensive cancer institute focused on prevention, diagnostics, treatment and cutting-edge research covering a wide range of malignancies, including mesothelioma.
Innovative Approach to Health Care at AdventHealth Celebration
The AdventHealth Celebration Cancer Institute has been recognized for its innovative approach to health care, providing state-of-the-art medical technology with an upbeat look and a down-home feel. It opened in 1997.
The resort-like AdventHealth Celebration Hospital is located in the community of Celebration, which was built by The Walt Disney Company in the shadow of Central Florida’s booming tourism industry.
It doesn’t look – or feel – like a typical hospital. There is a uniqueness that often leaves patients and families feeling wide-eyed upon their arrival. The upscale atmosphere gives patients an added sense of confidence in a multidisciplinary approach to treatment and healing.
AdventHealth Celebration has been recognized in the past for its technological breakthroughs, clinical innovations and groundbreaking solutions in fighting incurable diseases, including mesothelioma cancer.
AdventHealth Cancer Institute Partners with Moffitt Cancer Center
AdventHealth Celebration works closely with nearby AdventHealth Orlando, where the mesothelioma program is based. Together, they have been recognized for clinical innovations and technological breakthroughs in fighting tough-to-treat cancers.
They have formed a partnership with the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, a relationship that will expand clinical research and advance cancer care throughout the state.
The partnership will include the sharing of clinical trials between the two Florida regions, providing patients with more opportunities, world-class care and potential treatment breakthroughs, while staying closer to home.
Much of that research will focus on malignant hematology and solid tumor malignancies. There also will be an emphasis on early-stage cancer clinical trials in the hopes of developing new treatments.
AdventHealth Celebration Excels at Robotic Surgery
AdventHealth Celebration is well known for its leadership in the use of robotic surgery, performing it more than any other hospital in the country.
Robotics allows for more minimally invasive operations and shorter post-surgery recoveries. It involves tiny instruments controlled remotely by a surgeon at a nearby computer board.
Although robotics is not used for the most aggressive pleural mesothelioma surgeries, it can be used as a final diagnostic tool before surgery. It also is used for many of the cancers being treated at AdventHealth Celebration.
The facility in Celebration is home to the collaborative cancer research program that includes both AdventHealth and Moffitt Cancer Center. Heading up the program is medical oncologist Dr. George Simon.
Mesothelioma Clinical Trials at AdventHealth Celebration
- A multicenter phase II clinical trial studying the effectiveness of using nivolumab (Opdivo) and ipilimumab (Yervoy) in combination for rare cancers such as mesothelioma.