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University of Chicago Medicine Commits $815 Million to Establish Independent Cancer Care & Research Pavilion

Introduction:                                                                                                               

The University of Chicago Medicine has initiated to construct Illinois' first standalone cancer care and research facility.

Features:

This project signifies a significant advancement in cancer care, research, and patient support.

This 575,000-square-foot, seven-story pavilion represents the university's dedication to cancer research, holding a Comprehensive Cancer Center designation.

The pavilion will harness emerging fields like cancer metabolomics and cutting-edge technologies, including AI and big data, to improve cancer diagnostics and personalized treatment.

The pavilion will offer 80 private beds for cancer patients (64 for medical-surgical care and 16 for intensive care) and 90 consultation and outpatient exam rooms.

Support services will include cancer screenings, lifestyle classes, nutrition education, survivor assistance, music therapy, fitness programs, and a retail outlet offering specialized cancer-related products.

Noteworthy features include a rapid assessment/urgent care clinic for immunocompromised oncology patients, infusion therapy rooms by cancer type, advanced cancer imaging equipment, a comprehensive breast center, dedicated clinical trial spaces, and a wellness center focusing on prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship.

Anticipated to open in spring 2027, the facility aims to simplify access to advanced diagnostics and treatments and broaden clinical trial access to underrepresented populations.

Specifications:

Name:  University of Chicago Medicine

Type:    Construction

Year:     2027

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