Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute Building now 70 percent complete

December 04, 2008

The Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute building is now 70 percent complete. The exterior of the building was finished in early October and the interior of the building is an ongoing process, with drywall currently being installed.

With 175,000 square feet, the building will consist of three floors of patient care and two floors of research, lab, and office space. The new facility, which is being constructed from predominately local products, will include outpatient clinics with exam rooms, infusion stations, and private treatment rooms for cancer patients.

In late November, the linear accelerator, which allows radiation oncology to treat solid tumors, was installed on the ground floor. According to Maria Singer, chief radiation therapist, “Linear accelerators use photon and electron beams to treat tumors, most of which are malignant, but we do treat a few benign conditions as well.”

The Cancer Institute building recently was nominated as a Building of America project. With this nomination, the Cancer Institute will be showcased in the Real Estate & Construction Review-2009 New York Tri-State and Philadelphia & The Delaware Valley Edition. This preview will highlight the vast collaboration with developers, consultants, architects, and contractors to create the new Cancer Institute building.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009