Banner Children’s MD Anderson Cancer Center will open in early 2015 at Cardon Children’s Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. This program will provide a new level of cancer care to Arizona’s children 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.
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 Health is thrilled to extend our relationship with MD Anderson to Arizona’s children. Their pediatric oncology expertise coupled with Banner Children’s current cancer resources will offer Arizona families the comprehensive services needed to face a cancer diagnosis. Another valued benefit will be the development of Banner Children’s MD Anderson Cancer Center as a trusted resource for Arizona’s pediatricians and pediatric specialists..
Banner Children’s MD Anderson will offer the same multi-disciplinary approach to care pioneered at 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 Cancer Center will be a stem cell transplant program for children with blood cancers and other blood disorders that will be established in 2015.