MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is investing $11.5 billion over six years in a project that includes expanded cancer-focused research and construction of an outpatient clinic and a new patient family housing facility.
The Memphis, Tennessee-based hospital says the expansion is the largest in its nearly 60-year history. Most of the plan would be funded by donors.
The expansion builds on a previous plan that saw $7 billion in investment over six years and resulted in an increase in new cancer patients and faculty.
St. Jude is considered a leading researcher of cancer and other life-threatening diseases that affect children.