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Hundreds of power brokers past, present, and (they hope) future converged on New Haven for the opening of Yale-New Haven’s new 14-story cancer hospital, as its top doc held out hope for eliminating the disease for good.

The festive ribbon-cutting at the new $467 million Smilow Cancer Hospital took place late Wednesday afternoon on York Street. Pictured: Eponymous benefactor Joel Smilow, a retired Playtex Product CEO; Joan Smilow; and Yale-New Haven Hospital CEO Marna Borgstrom.

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