The Academic Cancer Center will be the network’s hub for leading-edge cancer research and complex patient care. It will provide a wide-array of clinical and support services for cancer patients, including, state-of-the-art radiation oncology capabilities.
The facility will have 49 chemotherapy infusion bays, conference and exam rooms with telemedicine capabilities to facilitate peer review and clinical collaboration, tumor boards, collaborative research projects and clinical trials development; a positive image salon;
social services; nutritional counseling and financial counseling. It will also have one of the nation’s first gamma pod systems, including gamma knife therapy for the non-invasive stereotactic treatment of brain tumors and other complex neurological conditions.Within AGH, we are currently constructing a USP 800 class pharmacy that is designed to support the entire cancer program. All requirements for safety hoods, pass through and air changes are currently being performed. We will test the tightness of the wall construction to make sure room can be balanced per requirements. We are familiar with the new standards and requirements.
The Cancer Center will have one of the first five, state-of-the-art MRI linear accelerators in the United States as well as two standard Versa HD LINACs. The Academic Cancer Center is located adjacent to the AGH Imaging Center.