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Part of a larger initiative to expand and accelerate cancer detection, screening, prevention, treatment and research
Emphasizes the State’s commitment to the Blue Line Corridor Economic Development Project,
Progress on Relocating FBI Headquarters to Maryland

Annapolis, MD– Governor Larry Hogan today opened the first-ever comprehensive cancer center in Prince George’s County, part of a new Maryland Cancer Moonshot initiative to expand and accelerate detection, screening, prevention, cancer treatment and research in the state.

Scheduled to open in 2024, the center will be located on the site of the new University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center in Largo. It will provide high-quality, comprehensive cancer care services – initially focused on breast, colorectal, lung and prostate cancers – provide greater access to cancer screenings and expand lifesaving clinical trials for the first time in the count.

“It’s very near and dear to my heart, because I know how difficult it is to get this life-changing diagnosis and to have this feeling of not knowing what’s next,” Governor Hogan said. . “With the completion of this new cancer center, the neighborhoods where I grew up and spent much of my life – Landover, Capitol Heights, Largo, Upper Marlboro and all of Prince George’s County – will be able to receive cancer from high quality treatment and the medical care they deserve right here, where they will have access to some of the best doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals in the world.

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As part of the Maryland Cancer Moonshot, the state is committing $67 million to fully fund the construction of this new cancer center.

“A multidisciplinary approach to tackling the incidence of cancer is essential and UM Capital will have a significant impact on the community, creating a one-stop destination to provide coordinated care with expertise and compassion,” said Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, President and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical System. “We will build on the success we have had at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center in Baltimore City, as well as in other parts of Maryland, where UMMS hospitals are at the forefront of providing cancer care. highest quality through the UM Cancer Network. ”

The Moonshot initiative also calls for:

  • Greenebaum Cancer Center: $100 million for the expansion of the University of Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center in downtown Baltimore to provide state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient cancer services.
  • Research against cancer: $25 million for the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University to accelerate cancer research projects.
  • Pediatric cancer research: $1 million to support the expansion of pediatric cancer research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
  • Stem Cell Research Fund: $20.5 million for the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund to catalyze investments in regenerative medicine projects to develop new cures and breakthrough treatments for prevalent cancers.
  • Maryland Technical Council: $2.5 million for the BioHub Maryland initiative to develop the state’s life sciences and biotechnology research workforce, with a focus on developing talent, opportunities development and outreach to students from underserved communities.

Blue Line Corridor and FBI Headquarters. Also today, Governor Hogan touted the state’s commitment, in partnership with Prince George County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, to move forward with a $400 million investment in the economic development of the Blue Line Corridor, and touted the state’s progress in bringing the new FBI headquarters to Prince George’s County. Funding for the Blue Line Corridor is currently under consideration by the General Assembly.

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