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Published on May 24, 2012

University of Colorado Hospital Showcases Expansion of Anschutz Cancer Pavilion

Aurora, Colo.  – University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) is excited to cut the ribbon and open a large expansion to the Anschutz Cancer Pavilion (ACP), home of the University of Colorado Cancer Center. Patients will immediately experience better reception and waiting areas, more clinical rooms and additional treatment areas.

What:  Ribbon Cutting for Anschutz Cancer Pavilion expansion

When:  Thursday, May 24 at 4:45 p.m.; Remarks at 4:45; Ribbon Cutting at 5:15; tours follow ribbon cutting

Where:  Anschutz Cancer Pavilion lobby, 1665 Aurora Court, Aurora, CO, 80045

With the expansion, the hospital can now treat 11,500 cancer patients each year – a 60 percent increase.  The addition also provides a new radiation therapy vault, 18 new chemotherapy infusion bays and 13 new exam rooms.

More space for treatment therapies

Expanded infusion facilities at ACP

The ACP's expanded infusion area adds 18 new bays.

The addition to the Anschutz Cancer Pavilion adds 40,000 square feet of new space with a five-story addition on the north side of the building, bringing the ACP to a total of 148,000 square feet. 

Radiation therapy, urologic oncology, bone marrow transplant, GI/Phase 1 cancer program and surgical oncology will all gain space along with the infusion center.

Among the speakers on Thursday evening:

  • Bruce Schroffel, University of Colorado Health chairman and president
  • Lilly Marks, CU Anschutz Medical Campus executive vice chancellor
  • Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD, University of Colorado Cancer Center director
  • John Harney, University of Colorado Hospital president and CEO
  • Pete Coors, Chairman, University of Colorado Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, member of University of Colorado Hospital Board
  • Steve Bangert, Chairman, Anschutz Cancer Pavilion Expansion Committee, member of University of Colorado Hospital Foundation Board

About the ACP

The University of Colorado Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Colorado, and it is the largest and busiest cancer center in the Rocky Mountain region, treating one in eight Colorado cancer patients. 

Investigators at the CU Cancer Center are at the forefront of cancer research, using the most innovative clinical trials, techniques and therapeutics to treat tens of thousands of patients each year. The Cancer Center saw almost 150,000 outpatient visits in 2010 and put $130 million in cancer research funding to work.

The Anschutz Cancer Pavilion expansion was built at a cost of $20 million, and about half the funding came from private donations.  CoBiz Chairman and CEO Steve Bangert led the fundraising for this project with the University of Colorado Hospital Foundation.

Contact: Dan Weaver at (720) 848-7852 or

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