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Puerto Rico unveils US$200M cancer treatment, research centre

first_img Share 96 Views   no discussions Tweet HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Puerto Rico unveils US$200M cancer treatment, research centre by: Associated Press – November 17, 2016 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is opening a long-awaited US$200 million cancer treatment and research centre that aims to serve patients across the Western Hemisphere with more affordable treatment than on the US mainland.Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Thursday that the centre will have 96 beds, eight operation rooms, a 24-hour emergency room. He says it will serve as a one-stop shop for all medical services that cancer patients might need.He says scientific research and clinical trials will be top priorities for the nearly 300,000-square-foot (28,000-square-metre) centre. Garcia says scientists will focus on researching cancers that most affect Puerto Ricans and Latin Americans.The centre is scheduled to open in mid-December, more than a decade after it was established as a public corporation.center_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more