Inova to take over Exxon Mobil campus in Fairfax

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A 117-acre corporate campus being vacated by Exxon Mobil Corp. will be transformed into a cancer research and medical center under a deal with northern Virginia's largest hospital system.

Inova, which has its flagship hospital across the street from the Exxon Mobil campus just outside the Capital Beltway in Fairfax, announced plans Monday to establish a Center for Personalized Health, which will be anchored by the cancer research facility and Inova's Translational Medicine Institute.

Exxon Mobil, which has been one of Fairfax County's largest employers, announced plans to vacate the campus in 2012. Its 2,000 workers there are being moved to Houston.

Inova officials hope the new center will draw world-class researchers in fields like genomics. Inova will lease the campus initially but eventually purchase it outright.

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