University of Maryland Medical Center
The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) the new nine-story patient care tower will become the new home of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The $219 million tower will enable University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) to provide the most technologically advanced, integrated care to cancer patients throughout Maryland and the region well into the future. The structure will feature a distinctive metal and glass façade built onto the front of UMMC’s existing downtown campus at 22 S. Greene Street, transforming the face of the academic medical center and creating a new main entrance.
The expansion will enhance clinical care and research and position the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center to meet the growing need for complex cancer care, including cutting-edge cellular immunotherapies and personalized treatments tailored to a patient’s individual cancer and genetic profile. UMGCCC’s patient volume has grown significantly over the years, fueled in large part by the increase in patients with complicated cancers requiring multidisciplinary treatment and often-lengthy follow-up care. A 10-year projection in 2018 predicted that outpatient visits would increase 54 percent by 2028.