Surgical Oncology

Our mission in the Section of Surgical Oncology in the Department of Surgery is to provide state-of-the-art multidisciplinary care to the patient with solid malignancies. Our patient-centered care covers the entire cancer continuum including screening and prevention, early detection, diagnosis, staging, local and systemic treatment, rehabilitation, survivorship, and palliative care. The areas of special expertise include breast cancer, melanoma and other skin tumors, abdominal and extremity sarcomas, and cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, especially pancreas, liver, colorectal, and esophageal cancers. The Section of Surgical Oncology provides surgical education and the majority of the index cases for the training of our residents and students in the areas of Surgery and Surgical Oncology.

What Sets Us Apart

Our surgeons in the Section of Surgical Oncology are an integral part of the Arizona Cancer Center and see patients in multidisciplinary clinics. This provides patients easy access to the additional services necessary for complete oncologic care including medical oncology, radiation oncology, palliative care, social work, and many other services. Weekly Tumor Boards are held to discuss, plan, and coordinate the multidisciplinary care for breast, colorectal, melanoma, sarcoma, pancreas, and hepatobiliary cancer patients. The section continues its leadership in the surgical treatment of patients with complex malignancies and is active in raising statewide awareness about cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

The Arizona Cancer Center is one of only 45 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. The Peter and Paula Fasseas Cancer Clinic provides comprehensive oncology services from outpatient treatments to lab services and ongoing care. New collaborative ventures are being undertaken to include other area hospitals and new outpatient clinics are being opened in the growing residential areas outside of metro Tucson.

Within the section, we are committed to education, outreach and compassionate quality care for all our patients and will continue to flourish in these aspects. 

“Our mission is if we want to make a difference, we should give more than we take.”

Make an Appointment

For the best surgical oncology care in Tucson, Southern Arizona and the Southwest, you can make an appointment by calling us at (520) 694-2873 (CURE).