New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently announced that the Cooper Cancer Institute in Camden will be partnering with the MD Anderson Cancer Center of Houston to form a treatment and research hub. As reported by NJ.com, the hub is designed to make south New Jersey a destination for a wide variety of clinical trials for cancer.
In October, the cancer centers will be opening a $100 million treatment center that will total 103,030 square feet. The president of the Anderson Center stated that the partnership between the two centers will “advance and sustain our mission to end cancer in the nation and the world.” Currently, the Anderson Cancer Center has the largest amount of patients in clinical trials in the nation with 8,500 people, and the largest pool of cancer research grants totaling approximately $647 million.
According to reports, more than 49,000 New Jersey residents were diagnosed with cancer in 2011, with lung cancer being the top cause of death. Approximately 17,000 residents of the state die from cancer every year.
“There probably isn’t a family in this state, including my own, that hasn’t been affected by the physical and emotional pain that comes with these devastating words: ‘You have cancer’,” said Gov. Christie at the announcement of the treatment center.
Cancer treatments can help patients recover from illness, but it all begins with a proper timely diagnosis. If you or a loved one have suffered losses due to a healthcare provider’s failure to timely or properly diagnose cancer or any illness, you have the right to pursue compensation from those neglectful healthcare providers to help recover the costs of care, lost wages, and to compensate you and your family for the injuries sustained.
To learn more about your rights through a no-cost consultation, call Blume Forte at (973) 635-5400. With the assistance of a New Jersey failure to diagnose cancer lawyer, you can have a better understanding of your rights and legal options.