City of Hope Cancer Center Phoenix today broke ground on a leading-edge surgical center expansion, marking the latest milestone in its mission to bring optimal cancer care to more patients, families and communities. The expansion will dramatically expand City of Hope’s capacity in Arizona and further cement its role as one of the most advanced, dedicated cancer research and treatment centers in the region. Local and state government representatives, business community members, cancer support organizations and others from across the valley attended the event.

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“What a meaningful day with our community, which has partnered with us every step of the way to improve cancer care and quality of life for West Valley residents and patients across Arizona,” said Kevin Tulipana, D.O., M.S., president of City of Hope Cancer Center Phoenix. “Arizonans deserve comprehensive, personalized cancer care, and we are answering the call with new and growing surgical space, technology and talent.”

City of Hope is one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the country. The Phoenix surgical center expansion includes approximately 15,000 square feet of new building addition and 20,000 square feet of renovation. Set for completion in 2026, the project adds four new operating rooms, recovery rooms, endoscopy rooms, post-anesthesia care units and a new surface parking lot to the Goodyear cancer hospital. The expansion will help City of Hope Cancer Center Phoenix provide its leading subspecialist care to more patients, including bone marrow transplantation (BMT) and cellular therapies.

City of Hope Phoenix and Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), part of City Hope, are accelerating the development of breakthroughs and creating a cycle of innovation where research leads to new treatments. City of Hope and TGen complement each other in their common areas of research and patient care, with City of Hope providing a significant clinical setting to advance scientific discoveries made by TGen faster, safer and more effectively. This benefits the Phoenix market and beyond through genomics research, fully leveraged to provide highly specialized care and precision medicine treatment to City of Hope patients in Arizona and across the country.

City of Hope is collaborating with Ryan Companies US Inc., a national leader in commercial real estate services, on the construction of the surgical expansion.

“We look forward to working with City of Hope to enhance their existing hospital space and add key upgrades, which will aid in their world-class delivery of care,” said Chuck Carefoot, Ryan Companies Southwest region president. “Our team’s experience in building advanced health care facilities will guide our efforts in delivering a state-of-the-art project that will benefit patients and health care professionals for years to come.” City of Hope Cancer Center Phoenix, formerly Cancer Treatment Centers of America, opened in 2008 in Goodyear, just west of downtown Phoenix, and has grown its footprint with outpatient locations in Gilbert, North Phoenix and Tatum Ridge.