Banner opens new children’s cancer center

TUCSON (KVOA) – Diamond Children’s Cancer Center opened its doors Wednesday and began treating children with cancer and blood disorders.

This $ 3 million clinic is the new home for pediatric oncology and hematology treatment, and an outpatient clinic in Arizona.

The center provides treatment, consultation and follow-up services for children and young adults up to the age of 29 with cancer or blood disorders. Other services to be provided in pediatric infusion therapy, immunotherapy, pediatric hematopoietic transplantation and cell therapies, pediatric hematology services and pediatric oncology services.

In addition to cancer care, the center has inventive research through clinical trials.

“Our ability to provide specialist cancer care and access to clinical trials in a technically advanced, dedicated facility built exclusively for children and families is a dream come true. We are proud to offer this new space to families who will require this type of specialized care in the future, and do so in honor of all the families we have cared for at Diamond Children’s in the past, ”said Dr. Katsanis.

The pediatric cancer center team is made up of child life specialists, pediatric hematology-oncology board certified physicians, social workers, certified advanced physicians, and other healthcare professionals who work with patients and families to achieve their treatment goals.

Diamond Children’s Cancer Center is located at 1625 N. Campbell Ave.

To learn more about the new facility or to schedule a visit to one of Banner’s providers, call (520) 694-3325 or visit their website.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was written by Averie Klonowski of News 4 Tucson.

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