By Daniel Chang - June 2, 2022
Two weeks after Florida lawmakers announced that they would approve $100 million in state spending for cancer research and treatment, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Health System broke ground Thursday on a new building designed to move the latest advancements in care from the laboratory to the patient.
Scheduled to open in 2024, Sylvester’s Transformational Cancer Research Building will more than double the institution’s existing space — housing researchers, doctors and others under a single roof on the campus of UM’s Miller School of Medicine in Miami’s Health District neighborhood.
When completed, the sleek 12-story building will symbolize Sylvester’s commitment to cancer treatment and research, and to address longtime disparities in cancer outcomes and access to care, said Dr. Stephen D. Nimer, Sylvester’s director and the Miller School’s executive dean for research.
“We’re curing more people every day, and that’s what this building is all about,” Nimer said.
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