A major new wing officially opens today at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center in Oak Park.
Ten years in the making, the 45,000-square foot expansion meets increased demand and brings all patients and cancer care providers under one roof, according to a cancer center press release.
An important feature of the expansion is the space for pediatric cancer patients to be seen in the main cancer center near Stockton Boulevard and X streets. Prior to expansion, children fighting cancer had to be seen in another building several blocks away.
The floor dedicated to pediatrics has five exam rooms and 13 chairs for chemotherapy treatment.
The second and third floors of the expansion are for adults and include a 31-chair infusion center and 16 exam rooms. Prior to expansion, many adults had to be seen at a clinic on Alhambra Boulevard.
Other specialized clinics at the cancer center will provide psychiatric care, palliative care and chronic pain management. The expansion also provides space for research.
“A key focus of the cancer center is to support a robust clinical support program and the development of new drugs generated in our basic research labs that show promise for improving patient outcomes,” said Jeanine Stiles, the center’s chief administrative officer.