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Mercy Medical announces plans for cancer treatment center in Dubuque

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Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque has announced plans to open the first cancer treatment center in the Tri-state area.

The $25 million project will be located in a new  facility to the east of the current hospital.

The center will offer a hematology/oncology outpatient clinic, with both chemotherapy infusion and radiation oncology services.  There will also be holistic and other cancer-related services that are not currently available in the area. 

“Our patients and their families should have one focus—to get better,” said Kay Takes, president of Mercy Medical Center – Dubuque. “Knowing they have access to coordinated care and resources in one place, instead of having to make multiple visits to different facilities across various communities, is a huge benefit."

Doctors from Medical Associates Clinic will provide oncology services for patients in the new cancer center. “We are very excited to be part of this new cancer center,” said John Tallent, CEO of Medical Associates Clinic. “Bringing together our team of nationally recognized specialists under one roof will enable us to provide an excellent standard of comprehensive integrated cancer care for patients in the greater Dubuque area.”

Construction is scheduled to start in early 2018.

Mercy also plans to launch a major fundraising campaign to provide more support for the project.

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