In Brazil, GRAACC is reference in the treatment and research of childhood cancer. There are 11,000 new cases/year and the second cause of death in the country. Thus, we get children across Latin America in search of healing results, which represents 70% in GRAACC. Rate close to the Americans and the Europeans.
The most aggravating, Brazil, in early diagnosis of this disease. In GRAACC 80% of the patients considered high complexity.
Since 2010, GRAACC is expanding its structures. The first phase of the project will be delivered in the second half of 2012, making thew hospital in 4,100m2 double the size and reaching 8,400m2. This was a necessary step, because we were in 84% of service capacity, and went so far as to refuse treatment for some children due to lack of beds and surgical-center.
The new building will cost R$ 35.000.000 (US$ 19,500,000) including the newest modulated radiation therapy equipment at a cost of R$ 5.000.000 (US$ 2.800.000) which will be available to low-income patients.
This extension will only happen because the community and many companies have come together to achieve this dream.
Expansion - First phase