We wanted to reassure you that Arizona Oncology remains open to provide medically necessary, life-sustaining care. In addition, our expert care team can now see patients through scheduled virtual appointments on a secure platform from the comfort and safety of your home.

Updated visitor policy: For the safety of our patients and staff, no visitors will be permitted into the clinic. Family members and caretakers may participate in the appointments remotely by phone or video conference if desired. All patients and staff will be required to wear a face covering(or mask) that covers the nose and mouth. This new policy reflects the recent recommendations by the CDC to reduce community-based transmission.

If you have flu-like symptoms, you should contact Arizona Oncology before visiting our clinics for scheduled appointments. This includes fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as coughing or difficulty breathing.

We ask that you follow our tips to stay healthy and to help do our part in prevention of spreading of these viruses.

What Does Arizona Oncology’s APEx Accreditation for Radiation Oncology Mean for Cancer Patients?

7/31/2017

Arizona Oncology has achieved a four-year accreditation from the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO) Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx®). APEx is an independent radiation oncology practice accreditation program based on a set of sixteen evidence-based standards of radiation oncology practice. These standards are focused on five pillars of patient care:

  • The process of care
  • The radiation oncology team
  • Safety
  • Quality management
  • Patient-centered care

What an APEx Accreditation means for patients is that Arizona Oncology is committed to high standards of safety and quality in radiation oncology. Patient-centered care is our top goal by promoting effective communication, coordinating treatment, and engaging patients and their families as partners in care.

“Arizona Oncology is pleased to receive APEx accreditation at our Arizona Oncology Radiation Treatment Centers in Phoenix from the premier radiation oncology society in the world, ” said Jerry Lucas, MD, radiation oncologist, Arizona Oncology. “Evaluating our processes in relation to ASTRO’s high standards, including standards for safety and quality, validates our practices and recognizes the efforts of our radiation oncology team to deliver patient-centered radiation oncology care.”

Arizona Oncology received the four-year accreditation for radiation oncology services on May 1, 2017 from ASTRO.