VA Partners with Stanford for Cancer Center in California

The future research center will serve both veterans and non-veterans.

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced the beginning plans for a leading-edge cancer care and research center in California. As part of a public-private partnership, the department will work with medical personnel from Stanford University on the initiative. The joint center is part of the VA effort to provide care under the PACT Act for veterans with toxic exposure.

“This will allow us to partner with every powerhouse academic center in the country, if we do this right,” said VA Under Secretary of Health Shereef Elnahal during an event at the Stanford Medicine campus. “For research, training, and care delivery, it’s all one bucket of cancer care that veterans deserve.”

“This center will provide our entire community, both veterans and non-veterans, access to cancer care that’s informed by the best possible science and research,” said Stanford Health Care President and CEO David Entwistle. “And what’s more, we’ll be able to serve as a beacon of hope for millions of patients and their families who will receive that difficult diagnosis.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For VHA Under Secretary Elnahal as he collaborates with Stanford officials on the cancer care and research center.
  • For Secretary Denis McDonough to seek the Lord’s guidance as he heads the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • For military veterans who have contracted cancer and other diseases due to toxic exposure while on active duty.

Sources: Military Times, ABC News


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