Gov. Chris Christie joined some of south Jersey's s most prominent Democrats on Tuesday for a ceremonial groundbreaking of a new building for a cancer institute building in Camden.

The Cooper Cancer Institute already treats 2,000 new patients a year at scattered offices.

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The new building in Camden is designed to bring several specialists and service to a single building in a $100 million project.

Officials said it would bring jobs to the city and raise the level of patient care and scholarship in the region.

The groundbreaking bought together Christie and state Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Cooper's board chairman, George Norcross, a Democratic powerbroker.

 

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