Banner MD Anderson Expands Radiation Oncology Services to Banner Boswell Medical Center

July 30, 2015

GILBERT, Arizona – Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center soon will expand its radiation oncology program, bringing new treatment expertise to patients at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Ariz. The facility is slated to open in September.

The expansion of radiation treatment to Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City will bring the number of facility-based Banner MD Anderson radiation oncology programs beyond the walls of the Gilbert campus to three. These services are also available at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale and Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa.

The program integrates radiation cancer treatment at all three locations with Banner MD Anderson, including MD Anderson’s world-renowned approach to cancer care and access to subspecialty experts in both Gilbert and Houston. Radiation oncology patients will also have access to many of the programs and services offered at the comprehensive cancer center in Gilbert.

“This expansion at Banner Boswell will allow us to provide radiation treatment close to where patients live, work collaboratively with physicians in Sun City and surrounding communities, and offer the same high-quality cancer treatment that has made Banner MD Anderson so widely respected," said Dave Cheney, CEO of Banner Boswell.

Approximately half of all cancer patients require radiation therapy as part of their treatment. This incredibly precise method of delivering regulated doses of high-energy radiation is often prescribed daily over several weeks. The Sun City location will allow patients to receive their radiation treatment at a location that is more convenient and close to home.

To celebrate this new expansion, Banner MD Anderson will host a free community open house at Banner Boswell on Saturday, Sept. 12. All community members are welcome to stop by to learn more about these radiation oncology services and tour the new building. Refreshments will be provided.

Community Open House
Saturday, Sept. 12, 8 a.m. to noon
Banner Boswell Medical Center
10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd.
Sun City, AZ 85351

To schedule a radiation treatment appointment at the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center radiation treatment facility at Banner Boswell Medical Center, call (623) 832-3400.

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, located on the Banner Gateway campus, delivers cancer care to patients in Arizona through the collaboration of Banner Health and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Banner MD Anderson offers focused disease-specific expertise in the medical, radiation and surgical management of the cancer patient; an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to patient care; access to clinical trials and new investigative therapies; state-of-the-art technology for the diagnosis, staging and treatment of all types of cancer; oncology expertise in supportive care services.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ranks as one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. The institution’s sole mission is to end cancer for patients and their families around the world. MD Anderson is one of only 44 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). MD Anderson is ranked No. 1 for cancer care in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital’s” survey. It has ranked as one of the nation’s top two hospitals since the survey began in 1990, and has ranked first 11 of the past 14 years. MD Anderson receives a cancer center support grant from the NCI of the National Institutes of Health (P30 CA016672).