The state’s largest health system and Rutgers University have unveiled plans for a sweeping project in downtown New Brunswick — a $750 million, state-of-the-art cancer pavilion alongside one of New Jersey’s top-rated hospitals.
RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey joined other stakeholders on Monday to detail plans for the freestanding project, which they will build in partnership with New Brunswick Development Corp., or Devco. The new pavilion, which will be adjacent to the existing campus of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the cancer institute, will house key outpatient services, including those for chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Additional plans call for the facility to offer major diagnostic and inpatient cancer services, according to a news release. The space will also feature research laboratories, enabling physician-scientists to more rapidly translate scientific findings from laboratory bench to patient bedside, resulting in clinical assessment, feedback on clinical trials and collection of research data in a more rapid and direct fashion.