In the News: $7 Million Cancer Center in Gadsden

$7 million cancer center in Gadsden

There’s a new development in town! Ground has broken for a new $7 million cancer center in Gadsden. Keep reading for all the details we know about this new center.

About the new cancer center

With a groundbreaking ceremony that took place in the first week of May, the Alabama Cancer Care Network has started working on a new $7 million cancer center in Gadsden.

This new center is being built on a plot of land that was formerly owned by the city along South First Street. The facility will be 10,000 square feet and overlook the Coosa River.

Plans for this $7 million cancer center in Gadsden include providing medical oncology, radiation oncology and PET scan diagnostic equipment all in one location.

This project is expected to be completed by the end of the year. In addition, this new center would create as many as 20 new jobs.

“We’ve got a plan for continued growth on this side of the river with more development opportunities and green space, both of which will complement our expanded healthcare services,” said Gadsden Mayor Craig Ford, who also mentioned this was the first groundbreaking of many more to come.

About Alabama Cancer Care Network

According to their website, “Alabama Cancer Care is an oncology and hematology practice offering understanding and skilled treatment for a wide range of illnesses.”

Alabama Cancer Care is constantly researching and implementing new patient care practices in order to find the best courses of treatment and provide the highest quality of care. Their mission is to develop specialty oncology centers of excellence with an easily accessible network of cancer centers.

With established partnerships with local hospitals in the Gadsden area, the Alabama Cancer Care Network and new center will create new economic opportunities sought after by the city.


Looking to the future, this new $7 million cancer center in Gadsden will benefit more than just the city. The future patients here are the primary focus and concern.

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