Danville, VA - A new breakthrough in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer is coming right here to Southside.
Delegate Danny Marshall announced yesterday that Danville has partnered with Mid-Atlantic Broadband and a health institute out of Los Angeles to develop a genomic sequencing center.
The Tobacco Commission has approved one million dollars for the project.
Marshall says a supercomputer in Danville will analyze tissue samples and be able to provide a cancer diagnosis in forty seven seconds, significantly reducing patient wait time.
"They will use these machines that cost anywhere from $1 million to $2 million that will be located here in Danville, and they will determine what type of cancer and specifically what type of drugs," said Marshall.
The center will bring ten jobs to the city - each paying about 90 thousand dollars a year.