Arizona Biosciences News

New cancer clinic opens in Tucson

Compiled from media reports

Summary:

'University Medical Center has opened its new Arizona Cancer Center facilities to patients.

Full Story:

'University Medical Center has opened its new Arizona Cancer Center facilities to patients.

The Fasseas Cancer Clinic is the first completed facility at UMC's North Campus, located several miles north of the center's main campus at the site of the former Tucson General Hospital.

Named for major donors Peter and Paula Fasseas, the facility took 16 months and $30 million to build. The clinic will offer patients comprehensive cancer treatment and provide access to clinical trials for experimental cancer therapies.

Cancer patients formerly treated at the Arizona Cancer Center will go to the new clinic, while the cancer center's focus will shift to cancer research.

Special amenities at the new clinic include patient support groups, nutritional counseling, therapeutic massage, a healing garden, and a salon designed and donated by Gadabout SalonSpas.

"It is one of the most modern cancer treatment centers in the United States and will allow us to greatly expand the depth and breadth of our award-winning research programs for common cancers and hematologic malignancies," said Dr. David Alberts, director of the Arizona Cancer Center.

A formal grand opening for the Fasseas Cancer Clinic is scheduled for Feb. 18.


More information:

"UMC's Cancer Clinic will open on new north campus Monday," Arizona Daily Star, 01/06/2007