The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Cooper University Health Care have signed a partnership agreement to create a joint, comprehensive cancer center and co-branded satellites in New Jersey.
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper recently opened on the Cooper Health Sciences Campus in Camden. The stateof- the-art, freestanding facility will provide all outpatient cancer care services with MD Anderson’s signature multidisciplinary approach to oncology care. Services will include medical, radiation and surgical oncology, as well as pathology, laboratory, diagnostic imaging and other supportive clinical services.
“We’re proud to unite with Cooper University Health Care to offer the highest quality cancer care in the region,” said Ronald DePinho, M.D., MD Anderson president. “Our mission, simply, is to end cancer. This partnership is an extraordinary opportunity for us to advance that mission by extending our compassionate and effective clinical care and, in turn, positively impacting the lives of many.”
The new center will be a full clinical extension of MD Anderson and will feature the same research-driven, patient-centered care provided at the main campus in Houston. The partnership will also offer patients across the East Coast access to MD Anderson’s world-renowned treatment protocols, extensive clinical trials and cutting edge translational research.
“Our partnership is a beacon of hope for cancer patients in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and beyond,” said George E. Norcross, III, Chairman of the Board at Cooper. “MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper will take cancer care in our region to a new level by bringing the best proven methods of cancer treatment and an increased access to MD Anderson clinical trials right here in New Jersey.”
Cooper University Health Care includes the 600-licensed bed Cooper University Hospital in Camden and more than 100 outpatient offices throughout southern New Jersey and into Pennsylvania. ▼