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Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

Banner Health and The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center have joined forces to open the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center on the Banner Gateway Medical Center campus in Gilbert, Arizona.


Open on the campus of Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert, Arizona. Now accepting appointments.

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, the broadest extension of MD Anderson's cancer services outside of Houston, blends MD Anderson’s world-renowned approach and philosophy of cancer care with Banner Health’s commitment to excellent patient care.

This 133,000-square-foot outpatient treatment center is complemented by Banner Gateway Medical Center, one of Banner Health’s newest and most technologically advanced hospitals. Together, these state-of-the art medical facilities offer an array of programs and services to care for Arizona patients and their loved ones through all phases of the cancer continuum. Inside the Banner
MD Anderson Cancer Center, you will find outpatient services, including radiation treatment, diagnostic imaging, infusion therapy, cancer specific clinics and support services. Banner Gateway provides inpatient care such as surgery, interventional radiology and stem cell transplantation.   

Banner MD Anderson patients will experience customized, comprehensive and compassionate cancer care. Patients will have a team of experts who understand the nuances of each type of cancer to develop a treatment plan based on his or her unique needs.

Cancer experts accountable to the philosophy, process and guidance of  MD Anderson’s clinical leadership provide a full suite of multidisciplinary treatment options, including medical oncology, surgery and radiation. Clinical nurse navigators work closely with patients, guiding them through their first visit and serving as a single point of contact throughout their care. Research-based treatment and advanced technologies will ensure patients receive the latest care options for their specific type of cancer.

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
2946 E. Banner Gateway Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85234

About Banner MD Anderson's Facility

Architectural Details Promote Healing

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center also features architectural details designed to promote healing. The facility captures natural light with the creative use of floor-to-ceiling windows and includes treatment rooms positioned to offer views of the desert landscape. A unique solar sun shade system will help offset the Arizona sun.

Hope shines bright at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

Hope shines in the symbolic Lantern of Hope standing high above the entrance. And it shines in the hearts of our caregivers who light a path of hope along the cancer journey – hope for healing, hope for acceptance and hope for personal wishes.

The Lantern of Hope is a four-story metal structure constructed of water-jet cut metal and steel. It's pattern reflects the leaves and branches of the palo verde tree, often referred to as a "nurse plant" for its healing properties. Just as the palo verde tree shelters plants and animals beneath its branches, so too will we care for cancer patients and their families throughout their cancer journey.

The lantern is illuminated by the sun during the day, reflecting the palo verde leaf pattern on the white fabric that lines the interior and surrounds balconies on the second and third floors. At night, the lantern is illuminated from within by beautiful colors of light. Under the lantern visitors will find a place of comfort, with water features and plant life bridging the transition into the cancer center.

Quick Stats

  • Estimated number of employees: 275
  • Estimated number of physicians: 70
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 150
  • Size of outpatient center: 133,000 square feet
  • Inpatient rooms in Banner Gateway dedicated to cancer care:   76
  • Radiation oncology exam rooms: 9
  • Specialty clinic exam rooms: 30
  • Infusion therapy stations: 40 (12 private, 28 semi-private)

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