Cancer centre and research institute
Gibbs Cancer Centre and Research Institute initiated the construction of its $65m new facility at Pelham, North Carolina, US, with an official ground breaking ceremony on 17 May 2016.
The cancer centre is being constructed on the existing Pelham Medical Centre campus and is expected to serve the generations to emerge as a community and academic cancer and research centre.
Located close to the Greenville-Spartanburg International airport, the new cancer centre will be easily accessible to more than five million people throughout Greenville-Spartanburg area.
The construction on the facility is expected to be completed by mid-2018.
The cancer centre is named after Jimmy and Marsha Gibbs and was first established in 1999. With 15 years of experience in cancer care and treatment, the centre aims to grow as a world-class destination for cancer care through the new facility in Pelham.
The new cancer centre will be a seven-storey building, spread over a 198,000ft² area. It will be connected to Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s Pelham Medical Centre Campus, located at 250 Westmoreland Road in Greer.
The facility will house cancer treatment and support services, research, education and a healing environment for cancer patients under one roof.
The existing Gibbs Cancer Centre and Research Institute currently provides services such as multi-disciplinary planning committees to discuss individual patient cases, clinical and translational research, clinical trials for patients, radiation, medical and surgical oncology, and integrative medicine, which includes therapeutic massages and support groups.
It is also equipped with advanced technologies such as Cyberknife M6 Radiosurgery System, TrueBeam Radiotherapy System, and InCise Multileaf Collimation System.
The new cancer centre will continue these services along with academic approach to cancer care, clinical, translational and basic research and aims for a potential expansion of the services in future.
The medical teams consisting of multi-disciplinary experts from different specialities will work together in the new cancer centre to discuss patient’s healthcare plan and treatment options, and provide cutting-edge clinical research services.
The project is expected to contribute to the economic development by generating approximately $100m to the rapidly growing Greer area.
The Spartanburg Regional Foundation has announced a $65m investment in the project and launched a $15m capital campaign in November 2015 to support the project and help the patients diagnosed with cancer.
Gibbs Cancer Care and Research Institute was established on the campus of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. It has numerous satellite locations throughout the Upstate of South Carolina to provide the patients throughout the region with best clinical expertise and most advanced treatments.
The centre runs under the supervision of a diverse group of professionals all responsible for the maintenance and advancement of its mission toward cancer care.
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