Rush University opens new cancer center

January 31, 2011 9:12:34 AM PST
Rush University celebrated the opening of its new cancer center Monday.

Rush says the new outpatient center in the professional building at 1725 West Harrison Street in Chicago brings together most of Rush's cancer care providers and cancer treatment services into a single location.

The new location is triple the size of the previous cancer center.

Mayor Richard Daley helped cut the ribbon for the new $13.3 million, 48,000 square-foot facility on the 10th floor. Daley was joined by Sen. Dick Durbin, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., and several aldermen and county commissioners at the ceremony Monday.

In his remarks, the mayor, whose wife Maggie is a cancer survivor, said the new center "will ultimatrly help prolong human life and reduce sufferring. And there is no higher calling than that."