Established by the Florida Legislature under Florida Statute 1004.435, the Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council (CCRAB) is an advisory body appointed to function on a continuing basis for the study of cancer and which recommends solutions and policy alternatives to the Board of Governors and the State Surgeon General. The Council’s responsibilities include creation and approval a program for cancer control and research known as the “Florida Cancer Control and Research Plan,” and an Annual Report to the Governor and the Legislature by February 15 of each year.

The Council consists of 15 members:

  • The State Surgeon General or his or her designee within the Department of Health
  • A representative of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Inc.
  • A representative of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Miami
  • A representative of the University of Florida Shands Cancer Center
  • A representative of the American Cancer Society
  • A representative of the Association of Community Cancer Centers
  • A member of the Florida Hospital Association who specializes in the field of oncology
  • A member of the Florida Medical Association who specializes in the field of oncology
  • A representative of the Florida Nurses Association who specializes in the field of oncology
  • A representative of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association who specializes in the field of oncology
  • A specialist in pediatric oncology research or clinical care appointed by the Governor
  • A specialist in oncology clinical care or research appointed by the President of the Senate
  • A current or former cancer patient or a current or former caregiver to a cancer patient appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives
  • A member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives
  • A member of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate. 

CCRAB Members server 4 year terms.