The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) ceremoniously broke ground today on the new 150,000-square-foot cancer research building that will play a significant role in mitigating the cancer burden throughout eastern Wisconsin and beyond.

MCW leadership along with supporters from the community and government representatives took part in the ground-breaking event at the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. Once complete, the MCW Cancer Research Building will be the only cancer-dedicated research facility in Milwaukee and eastern Wisconsin. It will centralize the MCW cancer research programs, which now consist of nearly 700 researchers in 135 labs campus wide. It will also create space to enable more synergistic cancer research projects to take shape with community partners and research participants focused on improving health outcomes for patients.

Construction of the building is expected to be completed by late 2024. Construction costs will be approximately $100 million. In August, the State Building Commission approved $10 million for MCW in support of the new Cancer Research Building.

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