Tower of Hope
Sylvester’s Transformational Cancer Research Building breaks ground
By Lisette Hilton
Rendering by Christopher Patterson
ylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is making another bold move to accelerate cancer research, beginning construction of the futuristic 244,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Transformational Cancer Research Building (TCRB). Slated to open in 2024, the 12-story facility on the Miller School campus will be a unique hub for cancer research, innovation, wellness and patient-centered care.
The TCRB will be an ultramodern patient care and research facility, designed to support new and emerging directions in cancer treatment. The building will foster collaboration and team science, attracting more top-tier researchers to the Sylvester team. Located in one of the most diverse population areas in the United States, the TCRB will utilize its geographical position to work toward eliminating racial, ethnic, cultural and other cancer care disparities.
Wellness and survivorship will be strongly promoted, with a focus on holistic health during cancer treatment to improve quality of life. The TCRB will set the standard for survivorship programs that prioritize recurrence prevention, benefiting patients and their families. The goal is to leverage technology, outstanding researchers and multidisciplinary collaboration to create a central location for cancer care innovation.