A newly expanded building that supports Fox Chase research and treatment programs was dedicated in honor of a former Center president in May. The Robert C. Young, M.D., Pavilion houses the Women’s Cancer Center, the department of radiation oncology, the research program in cancer control and prevention, and the Institute for Personalized Medicine.
The event drew elected officials including Philadelphia City Councilman Brian O’Neill, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, and state Rep. Brendan Boyle to the Pavilion’s sun-drenched “campus corridor,” where they mingled with employees, board members, donors, and the building’s namesake, who served as president of Fox Chase for 18 years before stepping down in 2007.
“While this honor is immensely flattering as well as humbling,” Young said, “it is not so important what is on the building as what takes place within it. The unique blend of science and medicine facilitated by the building’s design will serve cancer research and our patients well into the future.”
The Young Pavilion subsumes the 108,000 square feet of the former Prevention Pavilion. With 116,000 square feet of new space, the 224,000-square-foot building is the largest on Fox Chase’s campus.
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