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, effective April 3, 2020, 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.

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.

Treatment & Services

Biologic and Targeted Therapies

Some of the newest and most promising developments in cancer treatment are the biologic therapies and other targeted agents. A biologic drug is manufactured from, or otherwise similar to, substances produced by living cells, as opposed to chemically synthesized  chemotherapy. In most cases, the term "biologics" is used more restrictively for a class of therapeutics (either approved or in development) that are produced by means of biological processes involving recombinant DNA technology. Vaccines and biosynthetic human insulin are examples of biologic drugs.  

Targeted therapies block the growth of cancer cells by interfering with specific targeted molecules  needed for tumor growth and spread.  Many targeted therapies are also biologic drugs. Targeted therapies include oral agents called tyrosine kinase inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies given IV in the office.  Often, these types of drugs are safer and have fewer side effects than older chemotherapy drugs. Our oncologists will determine if you are a candidate for a treatment with these types of drugs and will explain all that is involved with administering them.