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Arizona Oncology Begins Construction on New Multi-disciplinary Cancer Care Center

10/13/2010

Patients to Access Most Cancer-Care Services at One Facility 

PHOENIX—Cancer patients typically have a number of medical appointments including consults with medical and radiation oncologists, lab services, pharmacy pick-ups, diagnostic testing—the list can seem endless. Arizona Oncology patients will soon have a more convenient option at the Biltmore Office, which is currently under construction at the Biltmore Medical Mall, 22ndStreet and Highland Ave. Phoenix. This approximately 27,000 square-foot multidisciplinary cancer care center will provide patients with comprehensive and integrated cancer care, including targeted therapy treatments and state-of-the-art technologies. The new facility is expected to be fully operational by January 2011.

 The new center will provide medical and gynecologic oncology services in the same location as Arizona Oncology’s existing radiation oncology office. In addition, a range of supportive services will be available including a patient resource center, nutritional guidance and in-house diagnostics and lab services. In addition, patients will have the benefit of value-added services such as nurse navigators who help guide patients through their treatment and connect them with community resources; and financial specialists who can answer questions about the costs of treatment, handle insurance issues and possibly identify assistance programs to cover costs not covered by insurance. Having these services in one location allows Arizona Oncology to better coordinate patients’ care, helping to streamline the system in a way that is most convenient to them. In turn, the multi-disciplinary team can more effectively collaborate to generate the most effective patient treatment plans.

“This new facility further demonstrates our strong commitment to the community and will enhance our ability to provide advanced and comprehensive cancer care in one, convenient location,” said Michael Roberts, M.D., Practice President, Phoenix Division of Arizona Oncology. “For people with cancer, this is important because it allows them to remain close to home and to their support networks of family and friends.” 

Arizona Oncology, a division of US Oncology, uses cutting-edge therapeutic pathways to provide patients with the latest evidence-based treatments. This national affiliation ensures that patients benefit from the most recent research, as well as access to more cost-effective treatment options. Arizona Oncology, through its affiliation with the US Oncology Research Network, has played a role in developing 42 cancer-fighting drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

 Land acquisition and facility construction are being made possible through Arizona Oncology’s affiliation with US Oncology. In addition to aiding in the development of the new facility, US Oncology supports practice operations of the facility. Construction management services are being provided by Adolfson & Peterson Construction.

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 About Arizona Oncology

Arizona Oncology is the largest group of medical professionals in Arizona devoted exclusively to cancer care. With 48 practicing physicians, we serve patients at more than 24 locations throughout Arizona, including Cottonwood, Deer Valley, Flagstaff, Green Valley, Marana, Nogales, Oro Valley, Phoenix, Prescott Valley, Safford, Scottsdale, Sedona, Sierra Vista and Tucson. We are proud to provide comprehensive, compassionate, cancer care in a patient-focused, cost effective, community-based setting. Arizona Oncology provides patients with access to the latest treatments, state-of-the-art technology and access to cutting edge nationwide research and clinical trials. We believe it is beneficial when these therapies are provided in a community setting, close to patients' home and your support system. Our physicians are supported by talented clinical staff members who are sensitive to the needs of cancer patients and their caregivers. For more information, please visit www.ArizonaOncology.com.

 About US Oncology

US Oncology, Inc., is the nation’s leading integrated oncology company By uniting the largest community-based cancer treatment and research network in America, US Oncology expands patient access to high quality care and advances the science of cancer care. Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, US Oncology is affiliated with more than 1,300 community-based oncologists and works with patients, hospitals, payers and the medical industry across all phases of the cancer research and delivery continuum. By promoting the use of innovative technology, clinical research, evidence-based medicine and shared best practices, US Oncology improves patient outcomes and offers a better patient experience.