Constructing Hope

Our new cancer treatment facility will unite multidisciplinary cancer teams to transform and personalize cancer care at Cleveland Clinic.

>> Nearly half of all men and one-third of all women in the United States will develop cancer during their lifetimes.

And as our population continues to age, cancer will continue to become more and more prevalent.

“Cancer and cardiovascular disease are the two most important healthcare challenges today, with cancer predicted to surpass cardiovascular disease in mortality in the next few years,” says Brian Bolwell, MD, Chair of Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Institute.  

Because cancer is one of our country's most pressing health challenges, the need is great for a new outpatient cancer treatment facility at Cleveland Clinic. But we can’t do it alone. We need your help to construct this leading-edge center.

We currently provide outpatient services at 10 different locations on our main campus. This facility will enable us to consolidate those locations into a single, powerful site. To create a central home for patients and clinicians — and to bring together our multidisciplinary cancer teams under one roof for a more integrated, team-based approach to defeating cancer.

The Future of Cancer Care

>> This will be no ordinary building:

We have to provide many different ways to help patients and their families deal with not only the medical aspect of their disease, but also the psychological aspect. Having a central location to do both — provide multidisciplinary care and support services — is very, very important.

It will be the ideal outpatient cancer center for our time. It was designed with input from patients, caregivers and the community. We studied similar buildings nationwide to identify best practices and improve them. The blueprints incorporate all this and everything we’ve learned from our Office of Patient Experience.

We broke ground in September 2014. The next time we gather together on this very same spot in 2017, there will be a seven-story, 377,000-square-foot building here, with 126 exam rooms and 98 treatment rooms. The spaces will be bright, spacious and serene. It will be a place of life, confidence and hope.

Through this center, patients will receive all of their cancer care conveniently in one location on our main campus, including all support services.

The center will unite all of our treatment centers (surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, genetics, nutrition, social work and imaging) to bring together different perspectives and provide new insights into the best options for a particular patient, enabling a more personalized approach to cancer treatment.

Help Us Save Lives

>> Cleveland Clinic has been at the forefront of cancer care since the 1920s. We continue to advance the medical, surgical and radiological treatment of cancer and its symptoms. Our labs have uncovered the genetic roots of several cancers and are leading the development of gene-based treatments. Our current cancer efforts — including this new treatment center — continue our tradition of innovation.

By supporting Cleveland Clinic’s new cancer building, you can help us advance cancer care. Together, we can transform our approach to a disease that will touch all of our lives in some way.

Your philanthropy dollars at work (literally): Crews are working right now to construct our new cancer treatment facility. Watch via live webcam(And bookmark it to check back regularly for progress.) 

This will be a facility like no other.  

It will raise cancer treatment to a new level of comfort and convenience. It will provide the most effective care in the most productive surroundings. And it will set a new national standard for outpatient cancer treatment in the 21st century.

“We want to do everything we can to alleviate patient anxiety. We have to give the best care possible and execute it quickly and appropriately,” says Dr. Bolwell. "Most of our work is around transforming cancer care. The building is very important, but the caregiving in it is more important."

Click here to view photos from the facility's groundbreaking event held on Sept. 29, 2014.

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