Photos: Construction to begin on state-of-the-art cancer treatment center at Cooper

Gov. Chris Christie and New Jersey Senator Stephen Sweeney joined members of Cooper Health System and Camden Mayor Dana Redd to officially break ground on a new $100 million cancer institute Tuesday in Camden.

The four-story, 103,050 square food Cooper Cancer Institute is expected to improve cancer care in South Jersey by providing a full range of cancer care services and specialists in one place.

The institute, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013, will call the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Haddon Avenue home.

“Cancer has touched, in some way, nearly every person in South Jersey,” John P. Sheridan, Jr. President and CEO at Cooper said.

“It’s our goal, with this new building, to help improve our patients’ experience by providing a full complement of coordinated cancer care services, including diagnosis, counseling, treatment, follow-up care and supportive services, all in one convenient location.”

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