DPR Breaking Ground in January to Double Size of Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center plans to break ground in January on a $62.6 million project that will nearly double the size of its existing outpatient center in Gilbert, Arizona. HKS Inc. has designed a 110,000-sq.-ft. structure that DPR will build as an expansion of the existing 130,000-sq.-ft. building. DPR also worked on the existing building that opened in 2011, which was phase one of the extensive master plan for the campus. Utilizing the multi-disciplinary care approach pioneered at MD Anderson, services of the existing facility include: medical, radiation and surgical oncology; pathology; laboratory; diagnostic imaging as well as supportive clinical services. Read more about the original facility here.

The additional space will offering a new service and additional equipment and treatment areas to meet the needs of its rapidly growing patient population. It will open by spring 2014 and will add the following features:

  • three linear accelerators for radiation treatments;
  • 30 clinic exam rooms;
  • 13 infusion bays;
  • an expansion of the laboratory intake center and welcome center;
  • The Cox Center for Integrative Oncology and Cancer Prevention, which will incorporate traditional cancer treatments with evidence-based integrative therapies, such as relaxation techniques;
  • space for the Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Therapy program;
  • and additional shell space for future expansion needs.

As a leading provider of healthcare, Banner Health is deeply committed to the mission: “To make a difference in people’s lives through excellent patient care.” The Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center on the Banner Gateway Campus delivers an unprecedented level of cancer care to patients in Arizona through the collaboration of Banner Health and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the internationally renowned cancer treatment and research institution.