Barring inclement weather, the ceremonial groundbreaking of the new University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Downtown Phoenix is scheduled for tomorrow.

The new outpatient clinic at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus will go up at 625 N. 6th St., on the NWC of Fillmore and Seventh streets. The construction schedule calls for the new facility to open in 2015.

Hensel Phelps is the general contractor.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, UA President Ann Weaver Hart, Dignity Health Arizona President and CEO Linda Hunt, UA Cancer Center Director David S. Alberts, MD, and Arizona Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall are scheduled to take part in the groundbreaking ceremony.

The 230,000 SF, $100M cancer clinic will offer comprehensive cancer services, including infusion, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, endoscopic/interventional radiology, a breast center, specialized cancer clinics, patient wellness and support services, a prevention/executive health clinic, clinical lab space, research programs and initiatives and other related support spaces.

Under an affiliation agreement approved by the Arizona Board of Regents and Dignity Health Arizona, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center will operate outpatient services at the new downtown facility as well at its hospital campus.

The UA Cancer Center is one of just 41 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. It is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center headquartered in Arizona.