St. Jude to Expand Memphis Campus

Toby Sells:

St. Jude will build a nearly $190 million medical tower that will be a mirror image of the seven-story, 340,000-square-foot Chili’s Care Center and will be attached to that facility.

The new tower will include replacement facilities for St. Jude’s surgical department and intensive care unit. It will also house a department of computational biology and the Global Education and Collaboration Center.

The tower will also house a new $68 million proton-beam radiation therapy center for cancer treatment. Proton-beam therapy is an advanced form of radiation therapy that can be precisely guided to target cancer tumors and create less damage to the areas around them.

St. Jude patients now travel to Jacksonville, Fla. for the treatment where they are seen by St. Jude doctors.