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Prostate cancer center approved for Raleigh

Posted October 1, 2009 4:57 p.m. EDT

— State regulators have approved Cary Urology's plans to build a $9.8 million prostate cancer center in Raleigh.

The Certificate of Need Section in the Department of Health and Human Services approved Cary Urology's proposal over similar bids submitted by UNC Hospitals, Wake Prostate Center of Excellence and Charlotte-based Carolinas Prostate Center.

One factor in Cary Urology's favor was its plans to build the facility off New Bern Avenue in east Raleigh. Regulators said the facility could serve a large population of African-American men, who have a higher incidence of prostate cancer.