Dr. William Cance, MD

Dr. William Cance, MD

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Complex General Surgical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o
(6)

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Dr. William Cance, MD is a complex general surgical oncology specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in complex general surgical oncology and endocrine surgery.Read his story

University of Arizona Cancer Center

625 N 6th St

Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Cance performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Thyroid Lobectomy
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more than 5% of peers
Thyroidectomy
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more than 5% of peers
Parathyroidectomy
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more than 5% of peers

Dr. Cance's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Cance's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cance "Dr. Cance's research interests focus on focal adhesion kinase (FAK), a critical survival signal in cancer and a promising therapeutic target being evaluated in several clinical trials using kinase enzyme inhibitors. He was the first researcher to clone human FAK in 1993 and demonstrate its overexpression in almost all human cancers. Today, Dr. Cance is homing in on the biology of FAK and developing anti-cancer drugs that target the signal. He also is interested in the role of FAK in integrating cancer cell signaling that enhances the survival mechanisms of cancer cells. An avid researcher, Dr. Cance is the principal investigator on a current R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) focusing on Focal Adhesion Kinase (FAK). He has been awarded numerous other grants from the NCI and National Institutes of Health, as well as the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. Cance received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and was the chief resident in the Department of Surgery at Barnes Hospital Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. He also completed two fellowships, one in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and the other in the Departments of Surgery and Microbiology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Cance holds eight U.S. patents, including a patent for kinase protein binding inhibitors and one for devices and methods for implementing endoscopic surgical procedures and instruments within a virtual environment. He also has four patents pending. Dr. Cance is past president of the Society of Surgical Oncology, a member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, American Association for Cancer Research, American Surgical Association, Society of Clinical Surgery and American Society of Clinical Oncology, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In addition, he served on the editorial board of the Annals of Surgical Oncology and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. He also served on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Cancer Institute. He is author of more than 130 peer-reviewed publications and 10 book chapters, and is founding editor-in-chief of the Society of Surgical Oncology-branded database of Complex General Surgical Oncology."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cance "My mission, along with the Dignity Health Medical Group, is to focus on innovative clinical care and the pursuit of excellence through scholarly activities. This allows me to provide patients with state-of-the-art patient services and exceptional patient experiences."

2  Specialties

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • Endocrine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

17  Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Meml Sloan Kettering Cancer
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cance has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cance's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cance to family and friends
6 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

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Dr. Cance's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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