HONOLULU (AP) - Gov. Linda Lingle has released $140 million for the construction of the new University of Hawaii Cancer Center.
The release of the funds was announced Monday, as preparations were being made for breaking ground on the state-of-the-art facility on Thursday.
The Cancer Center is a research organization affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The new building will be constructed next to the university's John A. Burns School of Medicine in Kakaako.
The six-story building will provide 150,000 square feet of laboratory space, offices and interaction areas for more than 300 research faculty and staff.
The facility was previously known as the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii.
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