Criser Cancer Resource Center


Located on the south east corner of the Andy and Toni Crawford lobby of UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital, the Marshall M. and Paula P. Criser, Jr. Cancer Resource Center is designed to promote patient education and wellness.

The Criser Cancer Resource Center is an interdisciplinary facility that helps support the diverse needs of individuals and families.

Realizing the need for a quiet space, the center provides patients and families a relaxing and supportive environment. Here they can stay connected to family and friends through computers with free internet access, browse our Medical Humanities library for books and DVDs, and partake in health-related classes, art workshops or educational seminars.

The floor-to-ceiling windows on the east and south sides offer ample natural light, and visitors can enjoy views of the Garden of Hope and surrounding scenery in a family room atmosphere.

In addition, the Margo Powers Multi-Purpose Room (located within the center) offers patients, families and staff a place to conduct and enjoy health-related classes, art workshops and educational seminars. It also can host small group meetings.  If you are interested in scheduling the room, please complete the form below or contact Resource Center staff at 352.733.0880.

Reservation Request for the Margo Powers Multi-Purpose Room:

Room Reservation Inquiry


  • Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Phone: 352-733-0880