The formation of the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare began with a question: What do you want to be? More than a decade ago, locals had to drive to Tucson for a comprehensive cancer center. So when the $25 million center opened in December 2001, the answer was a loose affiliation of community doctors dedicated to advancing oncology treatment that would serve people in Scottsdale and the rest of metro Phoenix… Elsewhere, cancer centers in the area also are offering improvements in treatments and patient care. Mayo Clinic is developing a $187 million proton-beam therapy center in northeast Phoenix that will offer targeted radiation treatments.
Arizona Republic, by Sonja Haller, 1/19/2012