- Banner Health and MD Anderson Cancer Center will soon partner to provide pediatric cancer care for Arizona's children
Banner Health and MD Anderson Cancer Center will soon partner to provide pediatric cancer care for Arizona’s children | Nov. 17, 2014
We are very excited to announce that Banner Health and MD Anderson Cancer Center will soon partner to provide pediatric cancer care for Arizona’s children. Banner Children’s MD Anderson Cancer Center will open in 2015 at Cardon Children’s Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. This program will provide a new level of pediatric cancer care through Banner’s unique affiliation with this world-renown cancer leader that offers state-of-the art pediatric cancer care through the most advanced treatment protocols.
MD Anderson’s pediatric oncology expertise coupled with Banner Children’s current cancer resources will offer Arizona families the comprehensive services needed to face a cancer diagnosis. Just as important will be the development of Banner Children’s MD Anderson as a trusted resource for you and all of Arizona’s pediatricians and pediatric specialists.
Banner Children’s MD Anderson will offer the same clinical care, standards, treatment pathways and prospective multidisciplinary approach that are the cornerstones of MD Anderson. Children will receive customized, comprehensive and compassionate care from a team of cancer experts who understand the special needs of young patients and their families.
A critical component of Banner Children’s MD Anderson will be a robust clinical research program which is crucial to quality care and pediatric cancer outcomes. Expanded services will also include a stem cell transplant program for children with blood cancers and other blood disorders, to be established in 2015.
It wasn’t that long ago when Banner Health and MD Anderson first joined forces in 2011 with the opening of Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert. Since that time the program has grown with the cancer center’s expansion earlier this year, and new Radiation Oncology services at Banner Thunderbird and Banner Desert Medical Centers. In 2015, a radiation treatment program will open at Banner Boswell Medical Center.
Banner Children’s staff and physicians are now working closely with MD Anderson to be ready for the 2015 opening. We will keep you informed as we approach the program opening.