Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

A Lantern of Hope: Elevating Cancer Care and Brand with Evidence-Based Design

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA

United by their missions to fight cancer via world-class patient care, research, education and prevention, Banner Health and MD Anderson joined forces to create the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center – a state-of-the-art facility that can deliver unprecedented levels of cancer care in Arizona. The center brings together and expands metropolitan Phoenix’s oncology services into a single comprehensive campus that facilitates a multidisciplinary approach to cancer diagnostics and treatment.

Equipped with a full suite of cancer care services, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is informed by evidence-based design principles that establish ideal patient flows for various types of oncology services: radiation, infusion, imaging, surgery, urgent care and inpatient care. Treatment areas are wrapped around the outdoor courtyard to provide patients and staff with natural light and views to nature, merging the high-tech world of medicine with the high-touch needs of cancer patients. Modern interior design and lighting help create a soothing atmosphere for patients facing the stress and challenges of cancer treatment.

The Lantern of Hope
A signature element of the cancer center is its Lantern of Hope – an impressive and symbolic structure. At 64’ tall, the lantern draws inspiration from the palo verde tree which is recognized as a nurse plant for its protective role in the life of other desert flora and fauna. Equipped with a beautiful array of aluminum panels, fabric scrim and color-changing LED lighting, the Lantern is a symbol of hope to patients, their families and the staff working to eradicate cancer.


I walked the cancer center yesterday…it looks spectacular. As I have said, this has been the best execution of a project I have seen in my 35 years.

– Kip Edwards, Vice President, Development & Construction for Banner Health