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(Photo: Rendering of the Biomedical Discovery District, courtesy of Architectural Alliance)

Masonic Cancer Center News

U adds cancer, heart research space

A new facility for cancer and cardiovascular research will be constructed at the University of Minnesota as part of a $292 million funding program approved by the state of Minnesota in 2008.

Thanks to the Legislature’s commitment to keeping Minnesota a leader in biomedical advances, even during tough economic times, the University is constructing state-of-the-art research buildings in its Biomedical Discovery District, located on the north side of TCF Bank Stadium. The new buildings will provide high-tech space for faculty to conduct interdisciplinary research in areas such as cancer of the breast, lung, colon, and prostate; heart disease; Alzheimer’s disease; brain and nerve disorders; infectious diseases; and immunology.

Cancer and heart researchers will share core resources in a new 280,000-square-foot building. Groundbreaking is scheduled for July 2011.

Also as part of the state-backed project, the University’s world-renowned Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR), which is used frequently for cancer studies, is being renovated and expanded. The expanded building will house a new magnet that will be the largest ever attained for human studies. It will be completed this fall.

To learn how you can support cancer research in the new building, contact Catherine McGlinch at 612-626-5456 or c.mcglinch@mmf.umn.edu.

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