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New cancer network offers expanded services

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When you have cancer, you want the best care, from the best doctors, close to home. That's now available through the expanded HonorHealth Virginia G. Piper Cancer Care Network.

The Valleywide network formed in January 2017 when the medical and gynecologic oncology locations of the Arizona Center for Cancer Care joined with HonorHealth.

“This partnership lets patients get care in their backyards. Their care is more convenient and coordinated. This expansion is the evolution of the successful cancer care program at HonorHealth’s Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center. Over the last 15 years, we have redefined cancer care in the Valley,” said Gary Baker, HonorHealth senior vice president who oversees cancer services.

Patients and families will benefit from the new network because:

  • You, the patient, are at the center of everything.
  • You have access to a larger network of Valley cancer experts to deliver quality care for you and your family.
  • You can get cancer care at HonorHealth’s five hospitals as well as the addition of 14 outpatient cancer care locations.
  • You have access to expanded patient navigation resources, support services and coordinated cancer services. These include imaging, laboratory, pathology, genetic counseling, surgery, emergency care, medical oncology/hematology (chemotherapy, immunotherapy), radiation therapy, stem cell transplant, therapy (physical, occupational, lymphedema), nutrition, social work, research trials, palliative care and hospice care.
  • Your physicians and other caregivers can provide enhanced, personalized treatment plans.
  • You’ll have access to a Valley cancer research powerhouse created by the partnership. Phase 1, 2 and 3 clinical trials will help bring better drugs to more patients, faster, through the combined research offerings of HonorHealth Research Institute and Pinnacle Oncology Hematology, a division of Arizona Center for Cancer Care.

“We can now deliver the highest quality cancer treatments across the Phoenix metro area and take the greatest strengths of our cancer center to the patient, closer to their homes,” said Christopher Biggs, MD, Arizona Center for Cancer Care medical director.