McLaren Flint announces $46 million expansion of cancer center and region’s only proton therapy center
A $46 million project is launching to expand the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint and the McLaren Proton Therapy Center. Once complete, the projects will allow more patients access to proton therapy, the most advanced radiation therapy available, and bring a more comprehensive approach to cancer care for Genesee County residents and beyond. The expansion is part of McLaren Flint’s continued commitment to grow comprehensive cancer care and ensure a multidisciplinary approach to individualize each cancer patient’s treatment.
“We are committed to serving the community by offering world-class cancer care right here in Genesee County,” said Chris Candela, president and CEO of McLaren Flint. “Being part of the Karmanos Cancer Network gives cancer patients improved access to new treatments close to home. This expansion allows us to provide more treatment options, grow our team of respected oncologists with trailblazing specialties, and provide care for more patients, saving them daily travel throughout the county or to Detroit for treatment.”
The project will include a 13,800-square-foot-vertical expansion of the cancer center, a 7,200-square-foot expansion of the proton therapy center, development of a third proton therapy vault with two patient treatment spaces, and parking lot and entry improvements. Groundbreaking is scheduled for the summer of 2022 with the first patient in the expanded cancer center expected in late 2023.