Lehigh Valley Health Network is building on a relationship with a top Florida cancer hospital.

Lehigh Valley Health Network is joining the new Moffitt Oncology Network.

It's an expansion of the hospital's partnership with the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

Doctors at Lehigh Valley will work closer with Moffitt than they ever have before.

"They have a superb, talented group of clinicians as well as clinical investigators. That kind of alignment is critical for us for our partnership alliances. We need that kind of committment to patient centric-care as well as research," said Alan List, president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center.

Lehigh Valley first partnered with Moffitt a couple of years ago.

Lehigh Valley is the first hospital outside of Florida to join the Moffitt Oncology Network.