Topping Off the New Phoenix Cancer Center

Date(s) - 6 May 2014
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Topping Off Ceremony


DATE/TIME:            TUESDAY, MAY 6, 9 a.m.


PLACE:                     North side of UA Health Sciences Education Building, 435 N. 5th St.

The new outpatient clinic is going up at 625 N. 6th St., on the northwest corner of Fillmore and Seventh streets. The construction schedule calls for the new facility to be completed in summer of 2015. A ceremony marking the installation of the top beam of the building will be held on the north side of the Health Sciences Education Building at 435 N. 5th St.


Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, UA President Ann Weaver Hart, Dignity Health in Arizona President and Chief Executive Officer Linda Hunt, and others are scheduled to take part in the ceremony.


UACC PHX 2The 220,000-square-foot, $100 million cancer clinic will offer comprehensive cancer services, including infusion, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, endoscopic/interventional radiology, a breast center, specialized cancer clinics, patient wellness and support services, a prevention/executive health clinic, clinical lab space, research programs and initiatives and other related support spaces.


Under an affiliation agreement approved by the Arizona Board of Regents and Dignity Health in  Arizona, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center will operate outpatient services at the new downtown facility as well at its hospital campus.


The UA Cancer Center is one of just 41 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. It is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center headquartered in Arizona.


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About The University of Arizona Cancer Center

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in Arizona. The UACC is supported by NCI Cancer Center Support Grant number CA023074. With primary locations at the University of Arizona in Tucson and at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, the Cancer Center has more than a dozen research and education offices in Phoenix and throughout the state and 300 physician and scientist members work together to prevent and cure cancer. For more information, go to


About Dignity Health’s St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

Located in the heart of Phoenix, Ariz., St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is a 607-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. St. Joseph’s is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Heart & Lung Institute, Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, and a Level I Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons. U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph’s among the best hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery.


About the Phoenix Biomedical Campus

The Phoenix Biomedical Campus (PBC) is a 30-acre urban medical and bioscience campus planned for more than 6 million square feet of biomedical-related research, academic and clinical facilities.  The city of Phoenix’s vision of the PBC is to create a world-class urban academic healthcare campus focused on research and clinical care; advance science and improve patient care through collaboration; attract knowledge workers and create an educated workforce; deliver sustainable, high-wage jobs and spark private sector investment in the biosciences.  For more information on the PBC and the bioindustry in Phoenix, visit