Clinical Trials; Patient Care

New Construction to Enhance Transdisciplinary Cancer Care

Clinical Trials; Patient Care

Nine-story outpatient building expands access to innovative cancer care.

Simmons Cancer Center’s new Cancer Care Outpatient Building is slated for completion this fall. The nine-story, 300,000-square-foot tower will triple Simmons’ current cancer care capabilities on campus, providing an exceptional destination for patients seeking the latest standards of care and accommodating infrastructure for clinical trials, enabling continued innovation and progress.

Clinical Trials and Research to Receive Boost

“Clinical trials and clinical research are a core part of our mission. We have dedicated a whole floor of the building to our clinical research enterprise with the intention of fully integrating our clinical research activity into our clinical care, making it as easy as possible to deliver new treatments to our patients,” says John Sweetenham, M.D., Associate Director for Clinical Affairs at Simmons Cancer Center.

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Cancer Care Outpatient Building Infusion Room

The new Cancer Care Outpatient Building also will feature private treatment rooms and comprehensive support services, including social work and wellness resources, genetic counseling, nutrition counseling, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and palliative care. “Those services are going to make it possible for our patients to get multidisciplinary care in a single building,” Dr. Sweetenham adds. “It is designed to enhance our ability to put the patient at the center of the care, with members of staff immediately available to provide the help and support patients will need.”

Expanded Access to State-of-the-Art Treatment

The state-of-the-art facility will offer expanded access for patients across the region to more than a dozen major cancer care programs available at Simmons. “We’re going to have the ability to see more patients over time and will do so in an extremely patient-friendly environment. The core of our expertise is the people who work at Simmons Cancer Center, and this new building will make it easier for us to leverage our expertise even more than we were able to in the past,” Dr. Sweetenham says.

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