Breast Cancer

The University of Arizona Breast Center is the region’s premier center for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and other disorders of the breast. In addition to being part of the University of Arizona Cancer Center, which is the only NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the state of Arizona, our breast program is NAPBC accredited (National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers), which involves meeting a rigorous set of standards to assure the highest quality care for our patients.

Our UArizona Cancer Center Breast Team uses a multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. In addition to a team of doctors and specialists, we have a breast cancer nurse navigator who works closely with each patient to provide education, support and guidance from the time of breast cancer diagnosis, through treatment, and ultimately survivorship. Our clinic also offers genetic counseling and testing through our certified genetic counselors, and we have a robust clinical trials program for access to cutting edge breast cancer treatment.

At UArizona Cancer Center, we strive to provide complete care through our integrated breast cancer team.

Breast cancer is diverse. Some patients can safely be treated with surgery alone. Others patients may benefit from up-front chemotherapy, surgery and then radiation. Deciding which approach is best in your situation requires a closely knit team of specialists who understand the entire treatment process and have access to all of the available treatment options. Each member of the UArizona Cancer Center breast cancer treatment team is exclusively dedicated to treating patients with breast cancer. In the rapidly changing world of breast cancer research, this specialization allows our doctors to provide cutting edge care to every patient, every day. As a part of the NCI cancer center, our team has access to cutting edge research into breast cancer for our patients.

Featured Clinical Trials

A Pilot Trial to Evaluate Syndros in Decreasing Opioid Requirement in Patients with Bone Metastases from Breast Cancer


Medical Oncology
Medical Oncology
Surgical Oncology
Victor J Gonzalez, MD
Radiation Oncology
Medical Oncology
Medical Oncology



Clinical Research Nursing

Sylvia I. DeCero, RN, BSN
Deann Emmons, RN

Clinical Research Coordination

Alex Demitsas
Tibisay Ocampo Mendoza BSC, MPA

Research Data Coordination

Maria Fernanda Borchardt

Regulatory Coordination

Dana J. Lewallen
Ramses Pardo
Laura York