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Arizona Oncology and The US Oncology Network Welcome Michele Boyce Ley, MD, FACS, Specialist in Breast Surgery


Arizona Oncology and The US Oncology Network Welcome Michele Boyce Ley, MD, FACS, Specialist in Breast Surgery 

Dr. Ley brings a new line of treatment services to the practice, offering patients cutting-edge breast preservation techniques  


Tucson, Arizona (April 8, 2019) — Arizona Oncology, the premier provider of cancer services in the Southwest region, announced today it has added a breast surgical oncologist to the practice, enhancing the comprehensive multidisciplinary care it provides to breast patients. Michele Boyce Ley, MD, FACS, specializes in breast surgical oncology and has extensive training and experience in the field. Arizona Oncology has been serving cancer patients in Tucson and the surrounding area for over 20 years, providing patients convenient access to leading cancer experts and the most advanced cancer therapies available today.    

Dr. Ley has many years of rigorous education, training and experience focusing on breast disease and surgery, providing her with a superior understanding of breast cancer biology, genetics and advanced oncoplastic surgical techniques and breast preservation procedures. By adding Dr. Ley to the practice, Arizona Oncology enhances its ability to offer multidisciplinary team care for all types of complex breast issues, including benign breast disease, malignancies and management of high-risk patients. Seamless high-quality care is provided by a collaborative team of specialists in breast surgery, medical and radiation oncology, genetic risk evaluation and supportive care.  

“We’re excited to welcome Dr. Ley to our breast cancer team as we continue to enhance the comprehensive care Arizona Oncology provides for our breast patients,” said Rachel Swart, MD, PhD, medical oncologist at AO. “Dr. Ley shares our vision of providing compassionate, holistic, and innovative cancer care developed to meet the specific needs of each patient.” 

 Dr. Ley is a breast surgical oncologist who has practiced in the Tucson community since 2006. She specializes in surgical care for breast cancer patients, including minimally invasive biopsies, nipple-sparing mastectomies, and treatment of high-risk patients. Dr. Ley attended medical school at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed her general surgical residency at the University of Arizona. Her breast surgical oncology fellowship was served at the University of California San Francisco, Carol Frank Buck Breast Care Center. She is board certified in general surgery and is a member of the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Breast Surgery.  Dr. Ley previously served as Director of Breast Surgery and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona and serves as Medical Director of TMC’s Breast Health Program.  

“I am thrilled at this opportunity to continue to partner with my patients in the setting of Arizona Oncology,” said Dr. Ley. “What a wonderful combination of specialists we have dedicated to developing comprehensive treatment plans based on the latest research in breast cancer. With this collaboration, we hope more people in our community can access superior breast surgical care.”   

Dr. Ley is currently seeing patients at Arizona Oncology’s Wilmot Road office.  Please call (520) 886-0206 to make an appointment. 

 About Arizona Oncology 

Arizona Oncology is one of the largest medical groups in Arizona. With more than 75 practicing physicians devoted exclusively to providing comprehensive, compassionate and high-quality cancer care, Arizona Oncology specializes in Medical, Gynecologic, and Radiation Oncology, Hematology, Stem Cell Transplant, Urology, Colon and Rectal, Research, Genetic Risk Assessment and patient ancillary programs. The physicians and their staff treat patients in many communities throughout the state including: Deer Valley, East Valley (Tempe and East Mesa), Flagstaff, Glendale, Goodyear, Green Valley, Nogales, Peoria, Phoenix, Prescott Valley, Safford, Scottsdale, and Tucson. 

Arizona Oncology believes it is beneficial to provide cancer therapies in a community setting, close to patients' homes and support systems. The physicians are supported by a talented clinical team sensitive to the needs of cancer patients and their caregivers. For more information, visit 

Arizona Oncology is an affiliate of The US Oncology Network (The Network). This collaboration unites AO with more than 1,400 independent physicians dedicated to delivering value-based, integrated care for patients — close to home. Through The Network, these independent doctors come together to form a community of shared expertise and resources dedicated to advancing local cancer care and to delivering better patient outcomes. The US Oncology Network is supported by McKesson Specialty Health, whose coordinated resources and infrastructure allow doctors in The Network to focus on the health of their patients, while McKesson focuses on the health of their practices. AO also participates in clinical trials through US Oncology Research, which has played a role in more than 70 FDA-approved cancer therapies, approximately one-third of all cancer therapies approved by the FDA to date. For more information, visit 


Media Contact:  

Lori McNeill 

Marketing Specialist, Tucson 

Arizona Oncology 

(520) 282-1819 

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