MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando opened its doors in 1991 and has evolved into a world-class facility consisting of an 11-story, 220,000 sq. ft. building providing cutting-edge diagnosis and treatment of all forms of cancer. Utilizing methodologies and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care developed and practiced at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston for nearly 50 years, MD Anderson – Orlando plays a pivotal role in the fight against cancer.
Clinical research has been and continues to be a priority at MD Anderson – Orlando, but laboratory and translational cancer research has recently also become a priority. This research is conducted at the Cancer Research Institute of MD Anderson – Orlando. The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) is located at the new Lake Nona Medical City, a 300-acre campus south of downtown that includes a group of interactive biomedical research institutes and clinical care facilities. The 30,000 sq. ft. space that the CRI occupies provides scientists and physicians the latest in technology, equipment, and an academic environment for cutting edge laboratory and translational cancer research.