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Nevada Cancer Institute set to close at end of January

Reported by: Rob Munoz
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Updated: 12/13/2012 2:06 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- The Nevada Cancer Institute announced it will close its doors Jan 31.

About 350 patients currently get treatment at the Cancer Institute. They're being given written letters on how to choose new cancer specialists.
FYI: Current patients who need assistance in identifying a new oncology provider may call the Nevada Cancer Institute at 702-822-5433 or call the Clark County resource center at 702-455-4270 for a list of local cancer care providers.

The Nevada Cancer Institute opened seven years ago as a plan to open a state of the art cancer treatment and research center in southern Nevada.

Its fate soured when the institute -- struggling with raising money -- filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year and was bought out by UC San Diego.

In a letter statement sent out by UC San Diego -- it said it was trying to come up with ways to keep it open.

UC San Diego's statement said it had been trying to partner with another cancer center in town to stay afloat but says it was instead blocked by its current buildings owners, leading to their decision.

In addition to the 350 patients, 75 employees have been given notice and are being offered severance packages.
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