Expanded Clinical and Research Facilities
Construction is under way on a long-sought expansion of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, where demand for clinical care and need for additional space has grown rapidly over the past several years.
To meet that need, the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Capital and Endowment Initiative in 2006 launched a campaign to raise $38 million for a major expansion of the existing cancer center. Thanks to several large gifts and pledges of support, including a $5 million capital grant from the Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation, significant progress toward that goal has been made. With construction nearing completion, a number of donation opportunities are still available.
By September 2012, a 46,000-square-foot addition is expected to be completed along the north side of the existing 63,000-square-foot building. The two structures will be connected by a bridge above a common courtyard. The expansion project also will remodel about 9,000 square feet of the existing cancer center.
The expansion will make room for the pediatric cancer program, now located in other buildings on the health system campus. Collocation of the adult and pediatric programs is expected to benefit both pediatric and adult patients. And it will promote collaboration among cancer center staff, faculty and researchers, especially in clinical trials and follow-up of pediatric cancer survivors as they transition to adulthood.
The adult hematology and oncology clinic, adult infusion pharmacy, and other clinical services will be enlarged as well.
If you have questions about the fund-raising initiative, please contact Jeffrey Fischer-Smith at (916) 734-9322 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.