Expanded Clinical and Research Facilities
Construction is complete 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. Though construction is complete, a number of donation opportunities are still available.
In September 2012, a 46,000-square-foot addition opened to patients the north side of the existing 63,000-square-foot building. The two structures are connected by a bridge above a common courtyard. The expansion project also remodeled about 9,000 square feet of the existing cancer center.
As the expansion made room for the pediatric cancer program which had previously been located in other areas of the Medical Center, collocation of the adult and pediatric programs is expected to benefit both pediatric and adult patients. This will also 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 were also enlarged. If you have questions about the fund-raising initiative or naming opportunities, please call 916-734-9433.