Practice News

  • Minnesota Oncology Patient and Playwright Tackles Cancer with Humor and Heart

    Sep 08, 2017

    A Stage III testicular cancer diagnosis may not seem like a laughing matter. But when Minnesota Oncology patient Max Wojtanowicz faced this diagnosis at 30 years old, he dealt with it in the best way he knew how – by writing about it. He then turned his journals into a musical comedy and has been touring the show across the state...
  • MN Oncology Nurse, Cancer Survivor Volunteers for Komen 3-Day Medical Crew

    Sep 08, 2017

    Minnesota Oncology nurse and breast cancer survivor Yana Reko recently volunteered as part of the Medical Crew  for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day – Twin Cities. The 3-Day is a three-day, 60-mile walk to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer. Last month, Reko—a chemotherapy nurse at our Plymouth WestHealth location—put her medical expertise...
  • 4th Annual Notes of Hope Variety Show Set for Sept. 10

    Aug 24, 2017

    Minnesota Oncology chemotherapy nurse and cancer survivor Yana Reko continues her tradition of raising funds for Angel Foundation with the 4th Annual Notes of Hope variety show on Sunday, Sept. 10. Please join us for this evening of entertaining and inspiration, all for a wonderful cause.  
  • Minnesota Oncology Welcomes New Gynecologic Oncologist

    Aug 24, 2017

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN (August 2017) – Minnesota Oncology is pleased to announce that Emily Prendergast, M.D. has recently joined our Minneapolis Clinic with the practice of Gynecologic Oncology and Surgery. “I strive to provide compassionate, quality and goal-directed care for women with gynecologic malignancies,” Dr. Prendergast says. “We journey together.” Dr. Prendergast is an honors graduate...
  • Taking a Personal Approach to Community Service 

    Aug 11, 2017

    By Ellen Bartyzal White Bear Lake Youth Football. Wrestling For Autism. Angel Foundation.  These three organizations each received a $100 donation this summer from 17 year-old Christian Hancock, a White Bear Lake football player looking to give back to local organizations that have personally impacted his life.  This defensive lineman has been playing football...
  • Minnesota Oncology Nurse Awarded 2017 Mpls. St. Paul Outstanding Nurse Award in Cancer Care

    Aug 09, 2017

    Minnesota Oncology is proud to announce that nurse Monica Cook was named an “outstanding nurse” at the 2017 Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Outstanding Nurse Award ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at the Edina Country Club. Monica is a nurse at the Saint Paul Cancer Center and was awarded for her work in cancer care. Also recognized for...
  • Dr. Ryan Funk Joins Minnesota Oncology

    Aug 07, 2017

    MAPLEWOOD, MN (August 2017) – Minnesota Oncology is pleased to announce that Ryan Funk, M.D. recently joined our Radiation Oncology team. Dr. Funk will treat patients at our St. Paul Cancer Center and Maplewood Cancer Center. Dr. Funk is an honors graduate from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT who received his medical degree from Washington University in Saint...
  • Dr. Purvi Gada Joins Minnesota Oncology & Ridgeview Cancer & Infusion Center in Waconia

    Jul 31, 2017

    WACONIA, MN (July 2017) – Minnesota Oncology is pleased to announce that Purvi Gada, M.D. is now seeing patients on a part time basis at Minnesota Oncology & Ridgeview Cancer & Infusion Center’s Waconia site, located in the Ridgeview Professional Building, 560 S. Maple Street, Suite 100. Dr. Gada is board certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine....
  • Final Times and Total Proceeds Released From 4th annual Hope in Motion 5K and Family Walk

    Jul 20, 2017

    More than 600 cancer survivors and their families, friends, caregivers, and healthcare professionals participated in this year’s fourth annual Hope in Motion 5K and Family Walk to celebrate life with fellow survivors, inspire those recently diagnosed, and remember those who have passed. Held annually on National Cancer Survivors Day, Hope in Motion honors survivors of all types of...
  • Minnesota Oncology Welcomes New Provider to Burnsville Clinic

    Jul 20, 2017

    Minnesota Oncology is pleased to announce the association of Ben Zhang, M.D. with the practice of Oncology at the Burnsville Clinic as of Monday, July 17, 2017. “Being diagnosed with cancer and facing cancer treatment can be a very stressful journey to patients, both physically and emotionally,” Dr. Zhang says. “My role as an oncologist...
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