MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Construction of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s 285,000-square-foot outpatient cancer treatment facility located at the former Lucent building on Red Hill Road is getting into full swing.
State, county and local officials and MSK leaders gathered at the site Thursday to mark the start of the project. The Mayor and Township Committee were in attendance along with New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, and Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholder Tom Arnone.
“The response from the community upon hearing Memorial Sloan Kettering is moving into town has been overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic. MSK is synonymous with elite care and cutting edge technology and research in the cancer field worldwide,” said Mayor Stephanie C. Murray. “Not only will this facility provide critical care, it will generate jobs and stimulate economic growth in the local community. We welcome Memorial Sloan Kettering to the Middletown and look forward to seeing the facility in full operation.”
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MSK Monmouth is slated to open in late 2016. Services will include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, diagnostic and interventional radiology, outpatient surgery, clinical research trials, oncology rehabilitation, social work services, nutritional counseling, and support programs.
MSK Monmouth will reduce the need and burden for most patients to travel into Manhattan by allowing them to receive care closer to where they live. Currently, more than 6 percent of MSK patients live in the areas that will be served by this state-of-the-art cancer care facility.