William George Cance, MD, PhD

Interim Director, Cancer Center Division
Therapeutic Development Program, Research Member


William Cance, MD is a surgical oncologist and endocrine surgeon at The University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. He also holds the position of Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology and Professor, Department of Surgery for the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Phoenix. Dr. Cance received his medical degree from Duke University. He completed his residency in general surgery at Barnes Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine and a fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Cancer Focus

Dr. Cance's expertise includes thyroid cancer, parathyroid disease, advanced GI malignancies, and he is board certified in general surgery. He is past President of the Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Cance is also a member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons.