UChicago Medicine Unveils $815M Plan to Build Chicago's First Freestanding Cancer Care and Research Facility
University of Chicago Medicine Receives Green Light from Illinois Health Board to Construct Cancer Research and Care Facility on South Side Campus
The new pavilion will be equivalent in size to 10 football fields over seven stories, becoming the second-largest building on UChicago Medicine's Hyde Park campus, after the Center for Care and Discovery.
UChicago Medicine plans to construct a 575,000-square-foot cancer research and care facility on its medical campus.
The facility's construction will help alleviate capacity constraints at the medical center, which often operates at full capacity.
The cancer pavilion will offer the latest technologies and advancements in cancer prevention, care, and therapies to patients.
Research efforts will focus on gaining a better understanding of the disease, improving treatment outcomes, and pursuing a cure.
The pavilion includes 80 inpatient beds, 90 outpatient exam rooms, a dedicated urgent care clinic for immunocompromised oncology patients, private infusion therapy rooms, advanced cancer imaging suite, multidisciplinary breast cancer center, dedicated clinical trial spaces, and a center for prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship.
The aim is to create a transformative space where patients can access the latest diagnostics, treatments, high-impact clinical trials, and comprehensive support services under one roof.
The cancer center is slated to open in 2027, with an estimated annual volume of 200,000 outpatient visits and 5,000 inpatient admissions.
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