Moffitt Cancer Center Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Inc. (“Moffitt”) regarding its recent data breach. The Moffitt data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 26,500 individuals.


Moffitt is a not-for-profit cancer treatment and research center based in Florida. Founded in 1986, Moffitt is Florida’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and one of only 30 leading cancer centers in the U.S. participating in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.2 Today, Moffitt is committed to rapidly providing comprehensive, individualized treatment to patients who are diagnosed with all types and stages of cancer and offers a full range of clinical therapies, from traditional options, such as chemotherapy and surgery, to innovative new treatments, such as immunotherapy.3 Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt has eight additional locations in Florida and employs over 9,000 individuals.


On February 21, 2024, Moffitt was informed that its third-party service provider, Advarra, Inc., had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to Moffitt patients may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Advarra determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on October 25, 2023. On April 23, 2024, Moffitt began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number 
  • Date of birth

If you received a breach notification letter from Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Inc. or Advarra, Inc.:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Moffitt data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Inc.;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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