RWJBarnabas, Rutgers break ground on $750M cancer hospital

RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey broke ground Thursday on a cancer facility in New Brunswick.

The $750 million project is for a 12-story, 510,000-square-foot cancer center, to be completed in 2024. It will be New Jersey’s first freestanding cancer hospital, akin to Memorial Sloan Kettering Center in New York, said Dr. Steven Libutti, senior vice president of oncology services at the health system and director of the cancer institute.

The facility will have 96 inpatient beds, an entire floor dedicated to surgical services and 84 examination rooms for multidisciplinary outpatient services. There also will be four linear accelerator machines for radiation treatment, 10 research

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