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Published April 24, 2010, 03:27 PM

Mayo Clinic plans $10 million cancer center in Northfield

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — The Mayo Clinic says it plans to build a $10 million outpatient cancer-treatment center in Northfield that would treat up to 200 patients per year.

By: Associated Press, INFORUM

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — The Mayo Clinic says it plans to build a $10 million outpatient cancer-treatment center in Northfield that would treat up to 200 patients per year.

Mayo officials say construction is expected to wrap up by next summer.

Mayo spokesman Bryan Anderson says patients at the Mayo Radiation Oncology Center will have access to services including chemotherapy and lab tests.

Finance and Commerce reports that more than half he patients expected to use the new facility currently have to travel more than 50 miles to get to the hospital's Rochester site.

Mayo Clinic Dr. Robert Miller says anyone dealing with cancer or helping a cancer patient understands how difficult it can be for sick people to travel great distance for daily treatments.

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Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/

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