How UCF may breathe new life into former Sanford Burnham research facility

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    It’s bright and early in the morning, and cars are cruising along Lake Nona Boulevard as cows placidly graze on green pastures in the shadow of tall medical buildings.

    A large field of tall grass sits vacant next to Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute at Lake Nona, the GuideWell Innovation Center and the University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy — but not for long. That’s where the University of Central Florida and Nashville-based HCA Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: HCA) plan to build a teaching hospital in Lake Nona’s Medical City, after waiting nearly a decade for approval.

    But there’s still something missing between that future hospital and the existing medical school that would make it a true medical campus: a cancer research center.