The Changing Face of Cancer Care
The promise of the new Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute building has a little something for everyone - patients will receive interdisciplinary cancer care options in one location while physicians and scientists gain the ability to work together under the same roof in the name of research. The four-story, 175,000-square-foot facility is slated for completion in summer 2009.
“The design of the building reinforces our concept of a community of individuals devoted to providing comprehensive cancer care and finding a cure for cancer,” says Thomas P. Loughran Jr., M.D., director of the Cancer Institute. The new building also has the ambitious distinction of being the centerpiece for the Cancer Institute’s application for National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation in May 2010. For the past few years, the Cancer Institute has been working with an external advisory board that holds “trial runs” to test the readiness of the institute in relation to applying for NCI designation.