WINNIPEG — A new state-of-the-art facility is on the way for CancerCare Manitoba.
The province is funding an expansion of the building and the current Manitoba Clinic property at Sherbrook Street and McDermot Avenue.
Premier Greg Selinger said the new facility will address growing demands for cancer services in Manitoba and expand the scope of cancer research.
Land for the expansion was purchased by the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation and will eventually allow for diagnostics, treatment and research to help cancer patients and their families. It will connect to the existing CancerCare facility.
“Our investment in this world-class project will enhance the cancer journey for patients and their families as well as support groundbreaking research that helps attract the best and brightest clinicians and researchers to Manitoba,” said Doug Harvey, chair, CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.
Construction will begin next year, with the design process to begin in the coming months.
More than 6,000 Manitobans are diagnosed with cancer every year.