Arizona Oncology, one of the largest medical groups in Arizona devoted exclusively to cancer care and a practice in The US Oncology Network, held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for its new state-of-the-art cancer treatment center in the East Valley.

The new 21,000-square-foot facility will be located at Arizona State University Research Park. 
Scheduled to open in April 2017, it will offer patients in the growing East Valley region convenient access to the very latest cancer treatment services and technologies available. The new treatment center is currently the only center in the East Valley that will provide medical, radiation and gynecologic oncology, and hematology services in one location. This provides patients a new treatment option for comprehensive advanced cancer care and supportive services. 
“We are excited to break ground on our new center after months of planning,” said Paul Brosor, director of Practice Operations–Phoenix Division, Arizona Oncology. “The facility incorporates the very latest design concepts to support patient comfort, serenity and healing while offering leading-edge cancer services. We strive to provide patients comprehensive state-of-the-art care in a convenient, comfortable setting close to home where they have the support of family and friends. This beautiful new facility will play a vital role in meeting that goal for our East Valley patients.” 
The new center will offer access to integrated, high-quality care to diagnose and treat cancer including: hematology services, medical, radiation and gynecologic oncology, advanced diagnostics including PET/CT imaging, as well as supportive care services and clinical trials.

The practice will be hiring two new medical oncologists and a new radiation oncologist to serve patients from the new facility. Comprehensive gynecologic oncology services will be provided by Snehal Bhoola, M.D., and Dana Chase, M.D., gynecologic oncologists with the practice who specialize in the treatment of ovarian, uterine, vaginal, cervical, fallopian tube and vulvar cancers. 
“Our new state-of-the-art treatment center will elevate cancer care in the East Valley by giving patients another treatment option,” said Dr. Bhoola. “It also enables us to expand our gynecologic services into the East Valley region, providing women in the area a convenient location to receive specialized gynecologic oncology care.” 
Land acquisition and construction of the facility are being made possible through the practice’s affiliation with The US Oncology Network, which supports and enables the nation’s foremost cancer treatment and research network with operational expertise and innovative technologies and treatments that advance cancer care. 
“Opening this integrated cancer care center in an environment such as ASU Research Park is ideal for patients needing care in the Tempe area. It is a vibrant corporate community with the benefits of a comprehensive research university,” said Molly Ryan Carson, vice president of Development at Ryan. “We are honored to be the collaborator that helps bring this building to life.” 
Ryan is providing development, construction and financing services for the project and will own the single-tenant office building once completed. This will be Ryan’s ninth build-to-suit project developed and constructed in the ASU Research Park. 
“The ASU Research Park is a premiere location for innovation led by leading companies, which benefit from the opportunity to collaborate with ASU intellectual assets,” said Morgan R. Olsen, ASU Research Park Board President and ASU Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. “We are thrilled to welcome Arizona Oncology, a firm who is committed to advancing treatment modalities to help defeat this disease in its many forms. Arizona Oncology will also further the contribution of the ASU Research Park community to the Valley’s economic development, which currently employs more than 6,000 people and houses more than 50 companies.”