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    Cancer Research Getting New VA Effort as Burn Pit-Linked Cases Expected to Rise

    The Department of Veterans Affairs and Stanford University's medical school are planning to launch a cancer research and treatment center at the VA's Palo Alto, Calif., hospital, the organizations announced Friday.

    While plans for the center are in very preliminary stages, officials said they hope to have the center open in as little as five years through an agreement the VA and Stanford Medicine signed Friday.

    The comes as the need for cancer care at the VA is expected to rise as more veterans develop cancers suspected to be linked to their service and after the Act made it easier for those veterans to seek health care and benefits from the department.

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    “Every single veteran who wore the uniform, who wore the cloth of our country, deserves the best and most state-of-the-art care,” Shereef Elnahal, the VA's under secretary for health, said at a news conference Friday about the partnership.

    Officials shared few details about the specific plans for the center, including how much it is expected to cost and where the funding will come from.

    David Entwistle, president and of Stanford Health Care, added that “many conversations, considerations and approvals” are still needed on the project.

    The center is being pursued under a memorandum of understanding that Elnahal said was facilitated by the PACT…

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