State Omits Mayo Clinic in Cancer $

Jun 30, 2014

When Gov. Rick Scott announced plans to spend tax dollars to boost Florida’s cancer centers, those associated with the Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville welcomed the news, since it treats thousands of cancer patients and is part of the National Cancer Institute system through its headquarters in Minnesota.  But as the Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau reports, the pleasant feeling was short-lived. The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center’s Jacksonville officials learned it would not be getting a slice of the $60 million in state  funding. That money will be divided among Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and the cancer centers at the University of Florida and the University of Miami.