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August 1, 2014

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Cancer treatment center opens at UMC

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University Medical Center of Southern Nevada

1800 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas

A new cancer treatment center has opened at University Medical Center.

The hospital partnered with the Nevada Cancer Institute to open NVCI at UMC, a 13,000-square-foot treatment center, which has allowed the hospital to resume the oncology care suspended due to budget cuts in 2008, according to a hospital news release.

Outpatient chemotherapy treatment has resumed and radiation therapy is scheduled to resume next year, officials said.

NVCI at UMC was made possible by a $3 million grant from the Lincy Foundation.

"The mission of NVCI at UMC is to expand access to world-class cancer care across the Las Vegas Valley," Dr. John C. Ruckdeschel, director and CEO of NVCI, said in a statement. “Patients in need can benefit from the brightest minds, best in clinical trials and most advanced technology available in cancer treatment today.

"Also, existing patients in the heart of or on the east side of the valley can receive treatment closer to home, rather than commuting to our Summerlin campus."

Inpatient, outpatient, education and support services will be offered.

The Nevada Cancer Institute is a nonprofit cancer organization headquartered in Las Vegas. In addition to locations at UMC and in Summerlin, it has a consultation clinic in Henderson.

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  1. Kudos to UMC. They take a lot of crap but they have some really good people over there that do care.

  2. How? UMC is 70 mil in debt, 50 mil of that is from illegals that wont pay back a penny.

    Who is paying this bill?