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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center opens outpatient facility in Basking Ridge

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, September 5, 2006 -- Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) opened a new state-of-the-art outpatient cancer treatment facility in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, today. The new 85,000-square-foot facility incorporates the latest concepts in therapeutic design and offers the most advanced cancer care services.

Located within the Mountain View Corporate Center (at exit 33 off I-78), the outpatient center in Basking Ridge will be convenient for cancer patients who live in central New Jersey.

"Cancer patients from this area who choose to receive care from Memorial Sloan-Kettering must frequently travel into Manhattan for treatments and services," said Abe Lopman, Executive Director of MSKCC's Regional Care Network. "Approximately 17 percent of Memorial Sloan-Kettering's patients live in New Jersey and this new Basking Ridge facility will allow many of these patients to receive their outpatient cancer care in a setting that is closer to home."

The center offers the highest standard of comprehensive cancer care, delivered by MSKCC clinicians in a facility designed to meet the unique needs of cancer patients and their families. A full complement of services to detect, diagnose, and treat cancer will be provided. These include outpatient chemotherapy, radiation oncology, comprehensive diagnostic radiology, medical and surgical consultations, cancer screening, patient education, and integrative medicine.

Imaging technology at the center includes a computed tomography (CT) scanner, digital x-ray imaging, mammography, stereotactic mammography, and ultrasound diagnostics. Treatment tools include a CT simulator and two state-of-the-art linear accelerators that map and deliver intensity-modulated radiation beams. This leading-edge technology enhances the precision of radiation therapy while reducing radiation exposure to healthy tissue.

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Contact: Christine Hickey
mediastaff@mskcc.org
212-639-3573
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
31-Aug-2006


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