By Mike DeNardo
CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — A ribbon-cutting was held this morning for a new cancer center opening in Camden.READ MORE: Luis Rodriguez Arrested In Murder Of 13-Year-Old Girl In Frankford, Police Say
Cooper University Hospital board chair George Norcross (second from left in photo) said today that when a partnership with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center was proposed, he was unaware of the center’s national reputation.
“I must admit, I said, ‘Who the hell is MD Anderson?,’ like many people perhaps in this region. But I can assure you, in the next several weeks everyone in this region is going to know who the number one cancer center is.”READ MORE: 'The World Needs More Toms': Friends, Coworkers Remember Tom Royds, Firefighter Killed In Schuylkill Crash
The new, $100-million MD Anderson Cooper Cancer Center features state-of-the-art treatment facilities. Cooper doctors will share research with MD Anderson (see previous story).
The center opens for patients next Monday.MORE NEWS: Montgomery County Family Recovers From COVID-19 After Unvaccinated Children Spread Virus To Vaccinated Parents