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Dattoli Cancer Center

Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute in Sarasota Florida. We provide the highest level of personal attention possible while creating and delivering a uniquely individualized radiation therapy treatment plan to defeat prostate cancer and preserve the quality of life.


Founders, ownership basis and business economics

Pioneer in treatments


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Founders, ownership basis and business economics

Dattoli Cancer Center was founded in 2001 by Michael Dattoli, MD, and Richard Sorace, MD, Ph.D. who had been in practice together in Tampa for nearly a decade. It was their dream to create a true state-of-the-art cancer center specifically for the non-surgical treatment of prostate cancer. In leaving Tampa, they put their heads and hearts on the line to make this dream a reality. This Center would encompass all the latest technology for diagnosing prostate cancer and for treating it non-surgically and would become an incubator for research and technical design. The breadth of experience and the unmatched proficiency of these two radiation oncologists at work in this progressive environment fueled the Center’s rapid acceptance and widespread reputation. Today the flow of patients to the Dattoli Cancer Center from all over the globe is a testament to the hard work and forward-thinking of Drs. Dattoli and Sorace since the founding of this remarkable Center.

Pioneer in treatments

Specialists and trained at the most highly regarded cancer research facilities in the world. Michael Dattoli, MD, is a board-certified radiation oncologist with well over two decades of brachytherapy experience and has performed thousands of prostate implant procedures. He is considered the foremost pioneer in optimizing brachytherapy designs to maximize tumor eradication and minimize symptoms. Dr. Dattoli has successfully applied the same technology to other forms of cancer, including breast, head and neck, GI, GYN, sarcomas, and lung malignancies. He is a noted author and speaker in this complex field of medicine. Dr. Dattoli attended the University of California at Berkeley and was the Valedictorian of his class at Vassar College; he earned his medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Radiation Oncology at New York University Medical Center, then distinguished himself at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center, as the Special Fellow in Brachytherapy. He was appointed Associate Professor in Brachytherapy and Radiation Oncology at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center in New York and at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center prior to relocating to Florida.


Dattoli Cancer Foundation; First edition (March 12, 2009)

Youtube.com | dattolicenter

American Cancer Society


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Recent photo of Administration Building

Former mental patient's story portrayed in movie

Map of Florida State Hospital grounds

Florida State Hospital - personal collection of records, old documents and pictures

Profile of Chattahoochee, Town website

Personal memorial to patient who died

White Male Inmates at Florida State Hospital for the Insane, 1900 Federal Census

Florida Commitment Laws related to the Insane - 1914


Dattoli Cancer Center Portfolio