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Across three states, Banner  Research is at the leading edge in scientific discovery and innovation in treating and curing specific diseases. Commitment to scientific study drives Banner Research. The knowledge created by advancing clinical research sets the foundation for tomorrow’s treatments today. As one of the country’s leaders in cutting-edge medical research, Banner Health and its research facilities are committed to clinical discovery.

Banner Research has earned exclusive accolades for its dedication to scientific study. Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center have been recognized as Centers of Excellence by the National Institutes of Health.

Banner Health Research Institutes and Facilities

Banner Sun Health Research Institute has basic scientists and physician-scientists discovering how to prevent and treat age-related disorders.

  • International leader in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including Lewy Body diseases.
  • Home to a world-renowned Brain and Body Donation Program .
  • Center for Healthy Aging which is a biopsychosocial study of longevity and successful aging.

Banner Alzheimer's Institute, which is internationally known, has a goal to end Alzheimer’s disease without losing a generation.

  • Received funding from the National Institutes of Health to expand our Positron Emission Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging suites to help our researchers as well as medical researchers throughout Arizona.
  • Collaborated with other academic, scientific and industry leaders to launch the global Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative {Link to 1.1.1 Banner’s Research Programs} to study people who are at high risk for Alzheimer’s before they develop symptoms.

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center collaborates with physicians from MD Anderson and other nationally recognized oncology research consortiums on the latest and most advanced trials.

What Makes Banner  Research Different?

Banner Research Institutes are leading the nation in advancing medical studies.

Our Centers of Excellence at Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center are highly focused on neurological disorders and cancer research as a part of the integrated care offered.

Additionally, collaborations with industry partners, academic institutions, National Institutes of Health and Aging, MD Anderson as well as many local and national consortiums allow our experts to be active participants and leaders in the latest medical research.

Clinical Research at Banner Health

Clinical trials set out to discover new and innovative ways of treating, preventing or diagnosing many types of illnesses. These clinical trials also allow doctors to learn over time how well a new approach to medicine works by testing the results against the best available current treatments.

We offer trials in:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cancer
  • Infectious Disease
  • Respiratory Disease

How Banner Research Helps

Banner Research conducts high-quality clinical trials and other medical research. Our dedication is to our patients as we strive to turn discoveries into new diagnoses, treatments and prevention methods for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, respiratory disease, cancer and COVID-19.

Ways to Support Our Research

Philanthropic support is vital to furthering our research efforts. Your generous contribution could fund the latest treatment trial or provide education and support for someone suffering from a debilitating disease. Learn more about how you can help.