Cottonwood Development (Morgantown, N.C.) has broken ground on the Northeast Texas Cancer and Research Institute in Tyler, Texas.

Situated on the Christus Mother Frances Hospital (Tyler) campus, the 85,000-square-foot outpatient center will include 30,000 square feet of clinic space for medical oncology, radiation oncology, and gynecologic oncology services, and nearly 3,000 square feet dedicated to research.

The facility will contain three linear accelerators for radiation therapy; 52 chemotherapy infusion stations, including six allotted to research; and four private rooms as well as pharmacy and lab services and an exercise area for patients.

Within the institute, Christus Health will house a 7,500-square-foot advanced imaging center with 3T MRI, PET/CT, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine. An additional 10,000 square feet will support surgical oncology programs for the Christus Trinity Mother Frances Louise Herrington Cancer Center, located in the Christus Mother Frances Hospital. A 762-car parking garage is also planned.

The project team comprises McCarthy Building Companies Inc. (construction; Dallas).