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.

Locations and Physicians

Rachel Swart, MD, PhD

Patient Portal


Medical Oncology & Hematology


Tucson - Orange Grove
1845 W. Orange Grove, Bldg. 2
Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone: (520) 531-8967
Fax: (520) 742-7180

Rachel Swart, MD, PhD


Mount Saint Mary’s College

Medical School

Northwestern University


University of Arizona, Internal Medicine


University of Arizona, Hematology and Oncology

Board Certification

Medical Oncology 


Dr. Swart earned her medical degree from Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago in 2003. She also earned a PhD in Tumor Cell Biology from Northwestern University in the combined MD/PhD program. She went on to complete both her residency in internal medicine and her fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Arizona. In 2006, Dr. Swart was appointed assistant professor in the section of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Arizona, where she focused on treating breast cancer and researching circulating tumor cells in breast cancer. 

Dr. Swart joined Arizona Oncology in January of 2011. She treats a variety of malignancies in women with a specialty in breast cancer. She also directs the practice’s high-risk breast cancer clinic. In 2016, she developed a survivorship program and clinic. Currently, she leads our Tucson division’s breast cancer clinical trials program.




As both a physician leader and patient advocate, I am extremely passionate about helping patients and their families through the hardest battles of their lives – the fight against cancer. Inspired by my aunt’s battle against ovarian cancer and my mother surviving breast cancer twice, I know how important it is to recognize patients’ individualized needs. I understand that every patient is different.  Every patient brings something to their situation that you have to understand – it’s not just the disease, it’s that person’s values, experiences, and their perception. I believe by understandings this, it allows me to treat each patient as a whole. Instilling hope and guidance for my patients and their families is my passion, and it makes my career as a medical oncologist extremely rewarding and satisfying.  

Academic Honors & Professional Achievements

  • Director of Northwest Hospital, Tucson Cancer Committee
  • Assistant professor of internal medicine, University of Arizona
  • Vitals® Patients’ Choice Award


When I’m not providing direct care, I dedicate my time to causes and events that help raise funds to provide financial assistance to those who struggle in the fight against cancer. In addition, I enjoy staying active cycling with my husband and participating in Taekwondo.


  • American Society of Clinical Oncology  
  • American Society of Hematology 
  • American Association for Cancer Research 
  • Department of Health and Human Services

In The Media

Arizona Oncology 9th Annual Breast Cancer Update - KGUN Morning Blend
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