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Long-term cancer survivor celebrates remission
Arizona Republic (July 2, 2014)

Goodyear woman confident of victory over cancer she's fought for 16 years
KTAR (June 20, 2014)

A Gateway to Quality Care
Healthy Cells Magazine - Pages 14-16 (June 2014)

Mom-daughter artists raise cancer awareness
Raising Arizona Kids (May 2014)

Cancer patients explore benefits of acupuncture therapy
Arizona Republic (April 21, 2014)

90-year-old imagines her way through cancer treatment
East Valley Tribune (April 14, 2014)

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center preview set for March 22 in Gilbert
East Valley Tribune (March 19, 2014)

Gilbert’s employment sectors shift, diversify
Azcentral.com (Feb. 20, 2014)

Study questions need for annual mammograms
Azcentral.com (Feb. 12, 2014)

Banner MD Anderson Breast Center Fully Accredited for Providing High Quality Care
Arizona Foothills Magazine (Feb. 7, 2014)

Doctors say Anastrozole could be game changer in breast cancer battle
KNXV Channel 15 (January 10, 2014)

Banner MD Anderson expands radiation oncology program to two other campuses
Phoenix Business Journal (January 10, 2014)

AZ knitting group donates caps for cancer patients
KPHO Channel 5 (November 19, 2013)

Scorpion venom used as a treatment for cancer
KPNX Channel 12 (November 7, 2013)

Planning for the future: Regional cancer center strives to offer quality care for patients today and tomorrow
Imaging Technology News (October 1, 2013)

Breast cancer drug manufactured in Arizona
KNXV Channel 15 (October 1, 2013)

New cancer knife can "smell" cancer
KPHO Channel 5 (August 5, 2013)

An advanced cancer treatment comes to the East Valley
Go Gilbert! (August 2013)

Panel backs lung cancer screening for some smokers
Arizona Republic (July 29, 2013)

Banner MD Anderson’s recent stem cell transplant likely to be first of many
East Valley Tribune (July 22, 2013)

Banner cancer fund nears $20M goal with Piper grant
The Arizona Republic (May 8, 2013)

Banner Cancer Center to nearly double in size
The Arizona Republic (Dec.17, 2012)

Cox foundation gifts $5 million to Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
The Arizona Republic (Sept 25, 2012)


Press Releases

Banner MD Anderson expands radiation oncology services to Sun City  
Treatment expertise extends to Banner Boswell Medical Center
GILBERT, Ariz. (July 3, 2014) – Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert will expand its radiation oncology program to Sun City, bringing new treatment expertise to patients at Banner Boswell Medical Center. The program is anticipated to open in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Long-term cancer survivor celebrates remission after seven recurrences
GILBERT, Ariz. (June 18, 2014) – Carolene Davis, 52, has been forced to stay on her toes when it came to her health. Not once or twice, but seven times she had to face the words: You have cancer.

Banner Gateway and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center receive over 1,600 cases of water for Salvation Army project
GILBERT, Ariz. – Banner Gateway Medical Center and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center recently received a donation of more than 1,600 cases of water to benefit the Salvation Army. This amount trumps the initial goal of collecting at least 250 cases.

Banner MD Anderson set for major expansion April 1
Second phase of facility to expand cancer treatment, prevention programs
GILBERT, Ariz. (March 3, 2014) – Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center will open the second phase of its outpatient facility on April 1, a major addition which will greatly expand specialty cancer treatment services and prevention programs in Arizona.

Banner MD Anderson breast center fully accredited for providing high quality care
GILBERT, AZ (Jan. 13, 2014) – The Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center Comprehensive Breast Program was recently granted a full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).This program is administered by the American College of Surgeons and the accreditation is for three years.

Banner MD Anderson expands radiation oncology services
GILBERT, Ariz. (Jan. 2, 2014) – Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert has expanded its radiation oncology program, bringing new treatment expertise to patients at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale and Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, which also provides pediatric care at Banner Children’s at Cardon Children’s Medical Center. This began on Jan. 1.

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center's Cancer Has Met Its Match campaign receives $2 million grant from Piper Trust, nears $20 million goal
PHOENIX (April 29, 2013) – With a generous $2 million grant from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, the Cancer Has Met Its Match campaign benefitting Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is near its $20 million goal. The grant from Piper Trust, in support of the campaign, provides funding for capital, programs and services that will impact patients, their families and the community.

Expansion to Banner MD Anderson to bring new cancer service, more room for treatments
GILBERT, Ariz. (Dec. 14, 2012) – Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center on the Banner Gateway campus will break ground in January 2013 on an expansion of its outpatient cancer facility, offering a new service and additional equipment and treatment areas to meet the needs of its rapidly growing patient population

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center Marks First Anniversary With $5 Million Gift and New Marquee Programs
GILBERT, Ariz. (Sept. 26, 2012) Philanthropic support of the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center has been extremely generous, as noted by a recent $5 million gift from the James M. Cox Foundation. To honor this gift, Banner MD Anderson will establish the Cox Center for Integrative Oncology.

Banner MD Anderson names Radiation Oncology section chief
PHOENIX – (Feb. 28, 2011) The appointment of Matthew D. Callister, MD as radiation oncology section chief for the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is the first of seven section chief appointments for the specialty medical center, scheduled to open in September of 2011 on the Banner Gateway Medical Center campus.

Banner MD Anderson names clinical administrative director
PHOENIX (Feb. 15, 2011) Vicki Koceja, RN-BC, BSN, MBA, OCN, FAAMA, PhD, has been named the clinical administrative director for the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, opening this September on the Banner Gateway campus.

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center names medical director
PHOENIX (Nov. 8, 2010) – The appointment of Edgardo Rivera, MD as medical director for the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is a critical milestone in the ongoing development of the medical center, which is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2011 on the Banner Gateway Medical Center Campus.

M. D. Anderson Banner Cancer Center breaks ground
GILBERT, Ariz. (Dec. 1, 2009) – Leaders from Banner Health and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center will officially break ground on the M. D. Anderson Banner Cancer Center today. An event to mark this occasion will take place at 11 a.m. on the campus of Banner Gateway Medical Center, 1900 N. Higley Road at U. S. 60 and Higley, Gilbert, Ariz., the future home of the cancer center.

Breast Cancer Ask the Experts
PHOENIX (Sept. 23, 2009) -- On Monday, Oct. 19th, from 10:30 a.m. to noon., three leading experts from M. D. Anderson will provide the most current information on breast cancer in a panel presentation at the Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa, 1011 W. Holmes in Mesa.

Skin Cancer Alerts begin
GILBERT (July 8, 2009) -- Recognizing that there is a high incidence of skin cancer in Arizona, M. D. Anderson Banner Cancer Center is sponsoring a free skin cancer screening on Saturday July 11 at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the campus of Banner Gateway Medical Center.

M. D. Anderson Banner Cancer Center Welcome Celebration Video
PHOENIX (May 6, 2009) -- It was nearly standing room only at Banner Corporate Center, Phoenix recently as employees and distinguished guests gathered for some exciting news and a festive celebration. When the deal is a partnership between Houston-based M. D. Anderson, the leading cancer center in the nation, and Banner Health, Arizona’s leading provider of health care, you can bet it’s a really big deal.

M. D. Anderson Banner Cancer Center Video Announcement
PHOENIX (May 6, 2009) – Banner Health and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center announced they will create the M. D. Anderson Banner Cancer Center on the campus of Banner Gateway Medical Center. Watch video coverage about the M. D. Anderson Banner Cancer Center.

Banner Health, M. D. Anderson announce Arizona cancer facility
PHOENIX (May 6, 2009) – Banner Health and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center announced they will create the M. D. Anderson Banner Cancer Center here. The initiative joins Arizona’s leading provider of health care and the nation’s leading cancer center to provide patients and their families with an unprecedented level of cancer care in Arizona.

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Higley Road and US 60
2946 E. Banner Gateway Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85234
(480) 256-6444
(855) 256-6444

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