Sun. 10:05pm: Ohio college investing in cancer care expansion

CINCINNATI (AP) – The University of Cincinnati is investigating heavily in expanding cancer care, hoping to become the go-to provider for patients in the Cincinnati metropolitan region.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the school and its health system have committed $65 million to expanded cancer care.

Most of the money has been for recruiting doctors and setting up clinical programs. UC officials explain that the goal is to provide care locally for patients who have been going to centers around the country for complex treatments such as early ovarian cancer.

UC and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have said in the past they want to work together to gain designation from the National Cancer Institute. They say they need to make more investments before formally applying.