Minnesota Oncology

Minnesota Oncology News

August 1, 2014: Dr. Vinay Gupta Joins Minnesota Oncology

July 30, 2014: 20 Minnesota Oncology Physicians Named 2014 “Top Doctors” by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine

July 7, 2014: Meet Our New Advanced Practice Providers

July 3, 2014: Minnesota Oncology Chaska Clinic – Opening August 4, 2014

July 2, 2014: Organic vs. Non-Organic Foods

July 1, 2014: Hope in Motion Survivor Stories

June 30, 2014: Minnesota Oncology Nurse Named 2014 Outstanding Nurse

June 11, 2014: The Greater Horn Oncology Symposium-Improving Lives in Tanzania

June 3, 2014: Hope in Motion – Minnesota’s National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration – Rescheduled for Sunday, July 13

June 2, 2014: Secure Messaging Now Available Through My Care Plus Patient Portal

May 18, 2014: Breast Cancer Support Group Now Offered in Plymouth

May 14, 2014: Melanoma Support Group Now Available from Minnesota Oncology and Virginia Piper Cancer Institute

May 14, 2014: Minnesota Oncology Laboratory Manager Recognized in ASCP’s 40 Under 40 Program

May 2, 2014: Minnesota Oncology Honored with MAND 2014 Golden Apple Award

May 1, 2014: Gynecologic Oncologist Dr. Tina Ayeni Joins Minnesota Oncology

April 12, 2014: Discovering Meaning Through Scrapbooking

April 2, 2014: Minnesota Oncology Physician Recognized for Volunteer Efforts

April 1, 2014: Acid-Alkaline Balance and Cancer: The Truth Behind the Myth

March 12, 2014: MNO Physician Educates Local Teens about HPV and Other STDs

March 1, 2014: Colorectal Cancer – from a simple compass to GPS and beyond by Andrzej Petryk, MD

February 7, 2014: Recognizing 30 Years in Oncology – Burton S. Schwartz, MD, FACP

February 21, 2014: Lymphoma Research Foundation Presents 2014 Minnesota Hope Award to MN Oncology Nurse

February 4, 2014: Minnesota Oncology Welcomes Dr. Kiran Lassi

February 4, 2014: “A Hug in Every Blanket”: Local School Service Project Keeps Minnesota Oncology Patients Warm

February 3, 2014:
Angel Foundation 2014 Angel Gala Raises a Record $511,000

February 3, 2014: Sugar Feeding Cancer

January 7, 2014: James Denton and Jearlyn Steele Among Highlights at Angel Foundation’s 12th Annual Angel Gala

January 7, 2014: Coon Rapids Clinic Moving to New Location

January 6, 2014: Dr. Barbara Bowers Joins Minnesota Oncology

January 5, 2014: Cervical Cancer Prevention: Profound Advancements, But Much Work Left to Be Done by Amy McNally, MD

January 3, 2014: January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month – Know the Facts (Infographic)

January 2, 2014: Healthy New Year: Tips from Minnesota Oncology’s Nutrition Therapy Team

December 20, 2013: Giving and Receiving at Minnesota Oncology Clinics

December 19, 2013: 16 Minnesota Oncology Physicians Named as Top Doctors for Women by Minnesota Monthly Magazine

December 5, 2013: Patient Establishes Scholarship in Honor of Minnesota Oncology Physician

December 4, 2013: Coping with Cancer During the Holidays

November 22. 2013: Latest Issue of Cancer Care Today Focuses on Survivorship

November 6, 2013: November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month – Know the Facts

November 5, 2013: Bowled Over: MN Oncology’s 2013 Bowling for Angel Fundraiser

October 29, 2013: Minnesota Oncology’s Complementary Care Program: A Way to “Stop the Spinning”

October 28, 2013: Minnesota Oncology Radiation Therapist Wins National Award

October 15, 2013: Retiring Nurse Reflects on Career in Cancer Care

October 10, 2013: Minnesota Oncology’s Dr. Nisha Jacobs Talks About Breast Health on WCCO Radio

October 3, 2013: Minnesota Oncology’s Dr. Tsai to Speak at Breast Cancer Awareness Association Conference on Oct. 12, 2013

September 17, 2013: “Becoming Well Within” Conference Brings Cancer Survivors Together for a Day of Inspiration 

September 14, 2013: Minnesota Oncology Sponsors “Living With Lynch Syndrome” Conference

August 23, 2013: Minnesota Oncology Clinics Earn Top State Health Scores

Minnesota Oncology is proud of the care and service that we provide for our patients, and now we have confirmation and external validation of our high quality of care in the form of the recently-published Minnesota HealthScores.

Out of more than 1500 medical clinics in the state of Minnesota, five of Minnesota Oncology’s clinics rate in the top 40 in satisfaction with Patient Experience.

In fact, Minnesota Oncology’s Fridley clinic was the highest rated clinic in the Twin Cities overall in Patient Experience!

See all Minnesota HealthScores Patient Experience ratings here.

August 22, 2013: St. Paul Pioneer Press Features Minnesota Oncology’s Survivorship Program

An article in the of the Pioneer Press by cancer survivor and former Minnesota Oncology patient Caryn Sullivan discusses the importance of cancer survivorship programs like the ones at Minnesota Oncology. She interviewed Minnesota Oncology clinical nurse specialist Michele O’Brien about our programs: “Patient-centered survivorship programs that include treatment summaries, measure distress and offer patients means to navigate their care are becoming the standard, O’Brien says. In 2010, Minnesota Oncology developed such a survivorship and supportive care program. By year-end it will be available in all of the community-based providers’ locations.”

Read the full article here.

January, 2013 18 Minnesota Oncology Physicians Named 2013 Top Docs for Women

(2012) New Physicians at Minnesota Oncology
Minnesota Oncology’s physician team has expanded with three outstanding oncologists.
Click on the physician name for a complete biography.
Michaela Tsai, MD – Minneapolis Clinic
Jocelin Huang, MD – Edina and Waconia Clinics
Nisha Jacobs, MD – Coon Rapids Clinic

November, 2012 Bowling for Angel
Twenty-four fired up teams representing the Minnesota Oncology clinics were on hand for the 5th annual Bowling for Angel fundraiser at Park Tavern lanes in St Louis Park on November.

Angel Foundation (www.mnangel.org) is a non-profit foundation that provides support groups, camps and non-medical financial assistance to families facing cancer. This year’s bowl-a-thon raised $15,000 for Angel activities.

September, 2012 MOCA Silent No More 5K
The Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance Silent No More Walk/Run was held on Saturday September 8, 2012 at Rosland Park in Edina. This event raises funds for ovarian cancer research, community awareness and education for women and their families touched by ovarian cancer. The Minnesota Oncology tent was very popular once again, giving out 3000 blue bandanas to the participants and guests. Minnesota Oncology has been a participating sponsor of this event since 1999.

August, 2012 A Breath of Hope Lung Run
A perfect summer morning on August 18th was the backdrop at Lake Calhoun, the site of this year’s A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk. The turnout was the largest yet in the 7-year history of the event, raising $70,000 for lung cancer awareness and research. We are proud to recognize Dr Louis Jacques, Dr Matt Graczyk and Minnesota Oncology, who were prominent sponsors of this community awareness event.

August, 2012 Miles for Melanoma
New this year was the Twin Cities Miles for Melanoma race/walk on August 11th at the Como Zoo in Roseville. Our team of volunteers set up at two locations to support the runners. Minnesota Oncology physicians were represented by Dr Tom Amatruda who gave a brief speech, as well as Dr Uzma Ali and Dr Dave King. Race participation exceeded expectations, as 150 people registered to take part and 206 people arrived on race day. A total of $37,000 was raised for melanoma research and education.

April, 2012: Nineteen Minnesota Oncology Physicians Chosen as Top Docs

September 2011: 15 Minnesota Oncology Physicians Named as Top Doctors for Women by Minnesota Monthly Magazine

September 2011: MN Oncology supports of Ovarian Cancer Survivors at the MOCA Walk

September 2011: Minnesota Oncology Supports the 2011 Lung Run/Walk

August 2011: Minnesota Oncology Cheers on Komen 3-Day Walkers

August 2011: A Voice in Community Cancer Education

May 2011: Minnesota Oncology supports Survivors at the 2011 Race for the Cure

January 12, 2011: 14 Minnesota Oncology Physicians Chosen as 2011 Top Docs