Pinal Cancer & Surgery Center Joins Forces with Cancer & Blood Specialists of Arizona to Expand Services and Better Serve Patients

May 2, 2022

Providing Central and Northern Arizona cancer care on a higher level.

Casa Grande, Ariz., May 2, 2022 – Pinal Cancer & Surgery Center, serving Casa Grande and surrounding areas in medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology and general surgery, recently rebranded the practice name to Cancer & Blood Specialists of Arizona (CBSA).

As partner practices within the same network – American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) – and state, joining forces is the best way forward to have a greater impact on those who need care in Central and Northern Arizona.

CBSA has numerous locations across the state providing care to patients in central and north Phoenix and Scottsdale, Gilbert, as well as Flagstaff, the surrounding Indian Reservations, Northern Arizona and now Casa Grande. The growing practice now consists of seventeen providers including six medical oncologists, two gynecologic oncologists, a radiation oncologist, a general surgeon and seven nurse practitioners.


“The physicians and staff at Cancer & Blood Specialists of Arizona have pledged to serve patients within the communities in which we live,” said CBSA Medical Oncologist Dr. Tania Cortas. “Deeply committed to community minded care, we are focused on expanding our footprint throughout Arizona to provide patients with exceptional care, close to home.”

Medical Oncologist Dr. Carlos Arce-Lara added, “We are constantly striving to enhance services and provide conveniences for our patients in the communities we serve. By joining forces with Cancer & Blood Specialists of Arizona, our practice will be part of a larger collaborative team providing care on a higher level than ever before.”


About Cancer & Blood Specialists of Arizona: (
Cancer & Blood Specialists of Arizona is a community-based Medical Oncology and Hematology, Gynecologic Oncology, Radiation Oncology and General Surgery practice providing treatment for patients diagnosed with all types of cancer and blood disorders. We are experienced physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and clinical support staff providing compassionate, patient-centered care in Phoenix, Flagstaff and Casa Grande, Arizona, and surrounding areas. Our physicians have deep roots in the communities we serve delivering the highest quality cancer treatment that is based on cutting-edge research.

About American Oncology Network, LLC: (
American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. Launched in 2018, the rapidly expanding AON network represents 107 physicians and 85 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 16 states. The executive management team of AON encompasses more than three decades of oncology practice management experience, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most – providing the highest quality care for patients.

The organization provides unique and comprehensive protocols for managing administrative procedures and enhancing ancillary services for its affiliates. AON is able to aggregate volume and attain economies of scale, as it guides its member physicians and practices through the transition to value-based reimbursement models that improve the patient experience and help to reduce the per-capita cost of cancer care.

AON also provides a unique model of physician led, community-based oncology management. With services such as a centralized specialty pharmacy, diagnostics, pathology, fully integrated electronic medical records, a care management team and a variety of financial assistance programs, an alliance with AON ensures that patients’ experiences will be at the very pinnacle of cancer care today.

For More Information, Contact:
American Oncology Network, LLC
Caroline Hewitt, Vice President of  Marketing