Arizona Cancer Center receives $2 million gift from Del E. Webb Foundation for faculty hiring

Arizona Cancer Center receives $2 million gift from Del E. Webb Foundation for faculty hiring

A $2 million gift from the Del E. Webb Foundation of Prescott will support recruiting and hiring faculty and staff members for the Arizona Cancer Center at Phoenix.

The Cancer Center’s clinical operations are scheduled to open on the St. Joseph’s Hospital campus in central Phoenix in mid-2011. Plans call for four medical oncologists and two radiation oncologists to be recruited within the first year to treat Cancer Center patients. By 2013, the Arizona Cancer Center will have constructed a multi-story, 250,000-square-foot outpatient facility on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix.

“We are extremely grateful to the Del E. Webb Foundation for this leadership gift to assist in the launch of our Arizona Cancer Center clinical and translational research programs in Phoenix,” said David S. Alberts, MD, director of the Arizona Cancer Center.

The Foundation’s previous support of the Arizona Cancer Center funded the Del E. Webb Laboratories for Basic Cancer Research, occupying the third floor of the Cancer Center’s Sydney E. Salmon MD Building, constructed in 1997.

Created in 1960 by the successful builder of the same name, the Del E. Webb Foundation supports organizations providing medical services, engaging in medical research, or operating educational facilities in the states of Arizona, California and Nevada.

-March 14, 2011