Public invited to attend Sept. 26 open house of new NC Cancer Hospital at UNC-Chapel Hill

Thursday, September 10, 2009 — Members of the public are invited to tour the new NC Cancer Hospital from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at 101 Manning Drive on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Areas of the hospital that will be open to the public for a self-guided tour include the Patient & Family Resource Center, the Telemedicine Conference Center, the Adult Infusion Area, the Pediatric Clinic and the Radiation Oncology area.

A specially commissioned photography exhibit, titled "The New Face of Cancer Care,” will be on display in the lobby during the tour. This exhibit features work by North Carolina photographers Neil Boyd, Rachel Garrison and Tamara Lackey. It celebrates the strength and courage of the patients, medical professionals, researchers, caregivers, family and friends who face cancer every day, and whose images and stories serve as an inspiration to all.

Members of the public are invited to participate in the exhibit as well – personal images, stories and tributes can be shared by visiting and clicking on the New Face of Cancer Care icon.

Media contacts: Dianne Shaw, (919) 966-5905, or Stephanie Crayton, (919) 966-2860,