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Live from Brooklyn: Hundreds celebrate planned Sunset Park cancer center

Cheers: David Wise, Marcel Weinmann, Andrew Evans, and Sean Cabiguen celebrated the soon-to-open Perlmutter Cancer Center at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge on April 15.
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They’re toasting to the future!

Hundreds of Brooklynites came out to celebrate and support the soon-to-open NYU Langone Health Perlmutter Cancer Center at a fundraising event in Brooklyn Heights on Monday.

Some 270 guests attended Perlmutter Cancer Center—Live from Brooklyn at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge to celebrate the Sunset Park healthcare facility’s upcoming opening by enjoying live music, dancing, and raising $1.7 million in an auction to support the new center, which is set to open on Second Avenue between 57th and 58th streets later this year.

The new location will have state of the art machines that will allow cancer patients to get their chemo therapy and radiation therapy just a little over a block away from each other, so that patients no longer have to go all the way to Manhattan to get their comprehensive care, which can often be a difficulty, according to one of the hospital’s leaders.

“Simple logistic things can be very difficult,” said the vice chair of clinical operations Andrew Evans. “Just having these incredible machines will deliver much better treatments.”

The outpatient facility will offer medical and radiation oncology treatment for a wide variety of cancers with care teams that will perform radiation and infusion treatments using cutting edge technology, according to a press release by the hospital group.

The director of the new center said that the new center will bring the best cancer care to Kings Countians.

“Brooklynites deserve to get top-tier care without leaving the borough, and NYU Langone Health and Perlmutter Cancer Center are deeply committed to making that happen,” said Benjamin Neel.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Updated 11:17 am, April 18, 2019
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