Care, Research, Healing
Hope starts here.


In this year alone, nearly 1.7 million Americans, including almost 33,000 Arizonans, will hear the dreaded words, “You have cancer.”

Since its opening in 2011, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center has been offering new hope to cancer patients and their families throughout Arizona and the Southwest. Banner MD Anderson leverages the collective strengths of Arizona’s leading health-care provider and the nation’s top-ranked cancer center to wage war against cancer.

In southern Arizona, that fight is taken up by Tucson's UA Cancer Center at Banner – University Medicine North, where cancer patients receive personalized and compassionate treatment using state-of-the-art techniques. The UA Cancer Center has been designated by the National Cancer Institute as the only Comprehensive Cancer Center in southern Arizona. The NCI’s highest designation is reserved for centers focusing on patient care as well as basic and clinical research, prevention, education, outreach and training. The UA Cancer Center is a leader in research on women’s cancers (breast, ovarian), men’s cancers (prostate), gastrointestinal cancers (colon, pancreas and liver), lymphoma and skin cancers and is home to one of the largest Cancer Prevention and Control Programs among the nation’s comprehensive cancer centers, with leading prevention research in breast, colon, lung, prostate and skin cancers. The UA Cancer Center was ranked as a High Performing Hospital by the U.S. News and World Report. Learn more about the UA Cancer Center.

Hope starts here

Charitable gifts help extend the expert care provided by our physicians and make possible many special programs and services for patients. Philanthropic investment also funds critical research that leads to the discovery of more effective treatments and could one day lead to the elimination of cancer altogether.

Opportunities to support the patients, programs, and services of Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center and the UA Cancer Center include:

  • Research. Help find a cure for many types of cancer by supporting clinical trials in the Valley or in Southern Arizona, giving patients access to the latest breakthroughs and supporting the discovery of new treatments.
  • Medical Cost Assistance. Gifts to the Patient Assistance Funds help those with financial need cover the cost of diagnostic imaging, radiation treatment, and related services.
  • Lodging Assistance. When low-income patients and their supportive care givers must stay near Banner MD Anderson for lengthy periods of time, the Patient Housing Assistance Endowment and the UA Cancer Center Lodging Fund will help cover the cost of nearby lodging.
  • Mobile Mammography Unit. Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center wants to bring life-saving screening mammograms to more Valley women, especially those in underserved and outlying communities, through a new mobile mammography unit called The Big Pink Bus.
  • Integrative Medicine. Support cancer patients and survivors through complementary therapies, evidence-based alternative therapies, wellness programs, nutrition and exercise programs, support groups, and more.
  • myCancerConnection®. Help pair individuals recently diagnosed with cancer with a compatible and compassionate survivor. Find more information below.
  • Spiritual Support Services. Donor gifts are currently matched dollar-for-dollar to ensure that professionally certified spiritual support resources are available for all cancer patients, families, caregivers, and medical staff.
  • Specific Types of Cancer. There are opportunities to support virtually every type of cancer program including breast, thoracic, pancreatic, melanoma, and prostate.
  • Greatest Needs. Support the most critical needs at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center sites across the Valley or the UA Cancer Center.

Use the Let’s Talk information at right to contact us if you have questions about programs, projects, or facilities you wish to support.



To assure that no one faces cancer alone, the myCancerConnection® program at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center offers opportunities to:

  • Get Hope. Call 480.256.MYCC (6922) and get connected with a trained volunteer whose diagnosis, treatment, or experience is similar to yours.
  • Offer Hope. Offer one-on-one support by phone and share your experiences. Join now and you can provide strength and hope for others.
  • Support Hope. Volunteer on-site at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. Call 480.256.MYCC (6922) and start now.
  • Give Hope. Make a difference in the lives of others with a tax-deductible charitable gift to support the program. Click on the green button above to give online and choose myCancerConnection from the drop-down list of programs. If you prefer, you can mail your check to:  Banner Health Foundation / myCancerConnection, 2901 N. Central Ave., Suite 160, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Bringing together trained volunteers and those needing one-on-one support, the program was developed by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the marks are owned by MD Anderson.


Learn more about volunteering at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center and the UA Cancer Center.

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If you or a loved one needs care or additional information, visit the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center website or the UA Cancer Center website.