Baton Rouge General and Lane Regional Medical Center have started construction on a $4.5 million Radiation Oncology Center on Lane’s campus in Zachary.

Construction is expected to be completed in January 2014.

“As the region’s first nationally accredited comprehensive cancer program, Baton Rouge General is committed to offering leading-edge cancer care close to home, and now through our partnership with Lane, to expand life-saving radiation oncology services and technology to benefit communities in the northern part of the parish,” said Dr. William Russell, medical director of radiation oncology with Baton Rouge General.