UA Cancer Center-Phoenix celebrates groundbreaking

February 21, 2013

By hammersmith

A groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction of the new University of Arizona Cancer Center-Phoenix was a celebration of a future facility that will bring an outpatient clinic and new research programs to downtown Phoenix.
The Feb. 21 groundbreaking event featured a welcome from Derrick Hall, president of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and remarks by Ann Weaver Hart, Ph.D., University of Arizona president; Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton; Linda Hunt, president and chief executive officer of Dignity Health Arizona; and David Alberts, M.D., director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Many other elected officials and dignitaries attended the event.

The new outpatient clinic at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus will be built on the northwest corner of Fillmore and Seventh streets. The 220,000-square-foot, $100 million cancer clinic is scheduled to open in 2015. The outpatient services will be operated by St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.

The UA Cancer Center is one of just 41 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health—and the only one headquartered in Arizona.

For more information:

“Ground broken for new UA Cancer Center clinic in Phoenix,” UA Cancer Center, 2/21/13

“UA, St. Joseph’s break ground on cancer clinic in downtown Phoenix,” Cronkite News, 2/21/13