Maryland Cancer Moonshot: Governor Hogan Celebrates Groundbreaking of Stoler Center for Advanced Medicine in Baltimore
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the Roslyn and Leonard Stoler Center for Advanced Medicine, a nine-story patient care tower that will become the new home of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center in Baltimore City.
The state committed an additional $100 million to the project this year as part of the governor’s Maryland Cancer Moonshot Initiative to expand and accelerate cancer detection, screening, prevention, treatment, and research. Last month, he celebrated the groundbreaking of the first-ever comprehensive cancer care center in Prince George’s County.
“This project has been a labor of love for the Stolers and the entire team at UMMS, and it is at the heart of a bold vision of cancer care and research in the state for decades to come,” said Governor Hogan. “We were proud to provide an additional $100 million this year to complete the state’s commitment to the project ahead of schedule to get construction underway.”
The expansion will enhance clinical care and research and position the 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. The 198,000-square-foot building, expected to be completed in mid-2025, will double the cancer center’s footprint.
“Our new building, which was designed from the ground up with the patient experience in mind, will enable us to provide state-of-the-art cancer care to the next generation of Marylanders,” said Kevin J. Cullen, MD, UMGCCC’s director and the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Distinguished Professor of Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.. “We are confident that the Stoler Center for Advanced Medicine also will serve as a platform for the discovery of cutting-edge cancer treatments that will have a significant impact on the lives of people across the state, across the country and around the world.”
During the event, Dr. Cullen unveiled the rendering of a plaque that will be installed in the new center recognizing the governor and the state’s role in the advancement of the project.
In addition to the two cancer centers, the Maryland Cancer initiative includes:
- Cancer Research: $25 million for the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University to accelerate cancer research projects.
- Pediatric Cancer Research: $1 million to support expanding pediatric cancer research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
- Stem Cell Research Fund: $20.5 million for the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund to catalyze investment in regenerative medicine projects to develop novel cures and groundbreaking treatments for prevalent cancers.
- Maryland Tech Council: $2.5 million for the BioHub Maryland Initiative to expand the state’s life sciences and biotechnology research workforce, with a focus on talent development, upskilling opportunities, and outreach to students in underserved communities.