With $10 million in state grant funding in hand, the Medical College of Wisconsin is nearly ready to break ground on its planned new cancer research facility on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus in Wauwatosa.

The State Building Commission in early August approved the release of $10 million to MCW, as part of $306 million in total approved funds for projects across Wisconsin.

First announced in 2019, the 150,000-square-foot Cancer Research Center project is now estimated at $153 million, according to commission documents, up from initial estimates of $100 million. Construction is expected to break ground this fall for a late 2024/ early 2025 target completion, said Gustavo Leone, Ph.D., director of the MCW Cancer Center.

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