Gov. Matt Blunt announced today he will ask for $31.2 million for the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center at MU in the supplemental budget recommendation. In a release, the governor said the money would be used toward constructing a new facility, increasing patient capacity and attempting to meet the requirements to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. The money would come from the sale of MOHELA assets, which was approved by the legislature last session.
Governor wants money for cancer center
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