U of M's cancer and heart research building opens

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A multi million-dollar Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building opened at the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus Friday, the Minnesota Daily reports.

The new 120,000-square-foot space houses the Lillehei Heart Institute and Masonic Cancer Center labs, along with other research facilities.

The new building is the fifth addition to the U's Biomedical Discovery District, a cluster of research-oriented buildings on the East Bank behind TCF Stadium, according to the Star Tribune.

So far, nearly $300 million has been spent on the district, including $200 million for the CCRB.

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