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Dec. 16, 2012

University of Arizona Launches $100M Cancer Center at Phoenix Biomedical Campus

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor

Construction is scheduled to start this month on the University of Arizona Cancer Center, a $100 million clinic at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, university officials have announced.

Expected to open in early 2015, the 230,000-square-foot facility will offer comprehensive cancer services, including infusion, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, endoscopic/interventional radiology, a breast center, specialized clinics and clinical lab space.

Four of the building’s six stories will be built out initially. The fifth floor will be constructed as shell space for future expansion, and the sixth floor will house mechanical equipment.

Funding for the project is being provided by multiple sources, reported AZCentral.com:

- $14 million from the city of Phoenix
-  $66 million in revenue bonds provided by the University of Arizona
-  $20 million in private donations, including $5 million already in hand

“The Arizona Cancer Center is a tremendous next step on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, and we look forward to continued growth,” said Mayor Greg Stanton. Located on a 28-acre Downtown Phoenix site, the decade-old campus encompasses research, academic and clinical facilities.

Rendering courtesy of the University of Arizona

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