Locations and Physicians

Phoenix - Deer Valley - Gynecologic Oncology

19646 N. 27th Avenue, Suite 403
Phoenix, AZ 85027

Map & Directions

Phone: (623) 879-4477
Fax: (623) 879-4445

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Specialties at this location

Gynecologic Oncology
Medical Oncology & Hematology

Treatments & Services

Clinical Laboratory
Clinical Trials & Research
Outpatient Chemotherapy

  • Cancer Clinical Trials

    December 20, 2017


    Significant achievements have been made in the management of patients with cancer from research involving clinical trials over the last few decades. In fact, from November 2015 to October 2016, a whopping 20 different therapies for more than 12 different cancers were approved (Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2016). Cancer clinical trials are designed to achieve specific goals such as determining the safest and most effective dose of a new drug, uncovering the potential side effects of interventions, and finding new surgical or radiological methods.

    Clinical Trial Phases

    Phase I  

    Research, which leads to human testing, often starts at the test tube level. For cancer, this may include treating cancer cells with the drug(s) of interest.

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  • People are Good for Dogs and Dogs are Good for People

    December 8, 2017


    I was enjoying my very busy life as a radiation oncologist, in a relationship, running, going to CrossFit daily, and taking care of three dogs, when my world changed with a simple blood test.  

    At 3:30 in the afternoon on July 9th, I saw my last new patient of 2013, and was admitted to the hospital at 8 am the next day. I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia with multiple critical issues. I was not permitted to leave the hospital for 23 days. It took a village to come to my aid, providing care for my menagerie of pets, including the dogs and two cats, taking care of my house and assuming the care of all of my patients.  

    While I was in the hospital, I was not able to see my dogs (okay, I snuck out to the sidewalk a couple times, our little secret). After discharge, caring for my dogs gave me the necessary motivation to move, after losing muscle and strength during my stay in the hospital.  

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