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New cancer center opens at UT

6:20 PM, Oct 16, 2012   |    comments
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After a year of construction, the new UT Medical Center Cancer Institute is now open.

Survivors, administrators, and physicians cut the ribbon Tuesday morning.

The new center is nearly three times larger than the old one.
It also holds a lot more, including the cancer institute's "breast center," an imaging center, chemotherapy areas, and eventually the radiation oncology department.

"As a patient here it means we'll have more space. It means we won't be waiting 2.5 hours for a chemo chair to start chemotherapy. It means we'll have more room to do research and help find that cure," said Robin Farley, a cancer survivor.

Administrators said the growth is a response to the number of cancer cases doctors treat each year.

The facility costs $23 million dollars.

 

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