By Mike DeNardo
CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — A ribbon-cutting was held this morning for a new cancer center opening in Camden.
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.”
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.