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First Dedicated Cancer Hospital Coming to North Texas
Date:9/25/2008

$350 MILLION FACILITY WILL INCLUDE LARGEST OUTPATIENTCANCERCENTERIN TEXAS

DALLAS, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With goals of reducing cancer to a chronic disease and ultimately finding a cure, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas will formally announce on September 26 that it is developing North Texas' first dedicated cancer hospital along with a new outpatient cancer center that will be the largest in Texas. The new 450,000-square-foot cancer center is scheduled to open in 2011, and construction of the dedicated cancer hospital will begin in 2010 with completion scheduled for 2013.

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"When completed in 2013, it will be our goal to be a nationally and internationally renowned cancer care destination, building on Baylor Dallas' commitment to providing advanced cancer treatments and leading the charge of improvement in cancer care through research," said Joel T. Allison, president of Baylor Health Care System.

The outpatient cancer center and inpatient cancer hospital are a $350 million investment.

"Baylor Dallas has historically been the leader in cancer care in North Texas, and we feel a great responsibility to offer the best cancer care in the country," said John B. McWhorter, the hospital's president, and senior vice president at Baylor Health Care System.

The outpatient cancer center will provide a full range of cancer-related services, including physician offices, radiation, chemotherapy, pain management and complementary medicine, such as massage therapy and support groups. The inpatient cancer hospital will be built as an expansion of the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas and will feature 120 beds.

"We're entering a new era in cancer care at Baylor Dallas," said Marvin Stone, M.D., medical oncologist and chief of oncology on the me
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