Groundbreaking Held For New Medical Center

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 12:11 pm
By: News On 6

The future of cancer, diabetes treatment, education and research has come to Oklahoma. Ground was broken Wednesday for OU-Tulsa's new Cancer Institute and Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center. The new facility will be located near 41st and Yale next to the Schusterman Center Clinic and will cost $7.5 million.

The project is funded by the state tobacco tax, along with private foundations and donors. OU-Tulsa President Dr. Gerard Clancy says having such a center in Tulsa will be huge benefit for Oklahomans.

"The closest national cancer institute designated cancer center is in Houston, at MD Anderson facilities there. What this will allow us to do is have the very same treatments available as well as diagnostics capabilities available that MD Anderson has," says Gerard Clancey, M.D., OU-Tulsa President.

The 23,000 square foot facility should be finished by January of 2009.

For more information about the center, click here.

Watch the video: Diabetes Center Groundbreaking