Knight Cancer Institute breaks ground on building

The 320,000 square foot building will house up to 600 researchers and administrators

The groundbreaking of the new OSHU Knight Cancer Institute building, June 16 2016. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregon Health Science University broke ground on a new Knight Cancer Institute research building on Thursday.

The groundbreaking of the new OSHU Knight Cancer Institute building, June 16 2016. (KOIN)
The groundbreaking of the new OSHU Knight Cancer Institute building, June 16 2016. (KOIN)

The 320,000 square foot building will house up to 600 researchers and administrators conducting cancer research.

The $160 million facility, funded by an investment from the state of Oregon, will be north of the Collaborative Life Sciences Building on the South Waterfront. The building should be complete by July 2018.

Last June, OHSU raised 1 billion dollars to fund the hiring of 250 to 300 researchers, scientists and doctors who will focus on the early detection of cancer.

Nike co-founder Phil Knight donated $500 million towards the campaign.

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