About half of all people with cancer are treated with radiation therapy and for that you need a very special building. The walls and ceiling of two cement vaults are taking shape as St. Joseph's/Candler makes progress with the development of it's Cancer Care and Research Pavilion. The vaults will hold advanced radiation equipment and require special construction. "The walls are four feet to 9 feet thick between vaults, seven feet thick at the top," explains Jeff Carroll with RJ Griffin Construction. "It's that thickness that keeps the radiation in."
Construction for the Cancer Care and Research Pavilion located on Reynolds directly across from Candler Hospital began in June of 2004 and is expected to wrap up sometime in the fall of this year.
For more information the St. Joseph's/Candler Cancer Care and Research Pavilion log on to www.sjchs.org.