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Practice News

  • What Minnesota’s Stay Home Executive Order Means for Minnesota Oncology Patients

    Mar 25, 2020

    March 25, 2020 In light of the Stay Home Executive Order announced by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on March 25, we wanted to reassure you that Minnesota Oncology remains open to provide medically necessary, life-sustaining care. Our office is committed to the health and safety of our community and has implemented rigorous policies and procedures to limit the exposure risks of any...
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

    Mar 12, 2020

    Please visit our COVID-19 Updates page for all of the latest policies, procedures, and information.
  • Cancer Patients Receive Faster, More Precise Radiotherapy with new TrueBeam™ at Minnesota Oncology

    Feb 18, 2020

    New TrueBeam™ Linear Accelerator treats cancer faster, deals effectively with tumor motion and improves the patient experience. Minnesota Oncology took a significant step to advance cancer care in the Twin Cities with the addition of a cutting-edge radiotherapy system. This week, the new Varian TrueBeam® radiotherapy system was put in service at the Maplewood Cancer...
  • Minnesota Oncology Launches Electronic Health Tracker System to Improve Patient Care

    Feb 11, 2020

    Remote patient monitoring can improve outcomes for cancer patients Minnesota Oncology is pleased to be the first oncology practice in Minnesota to implement remote patient monitoring with the launch of Navigating Cancer’s Health Tracker system today. A ground-breaking study from Dr. Ethan Basch in 2017 showed that remote monitoring helped patients stay on therapy longer, reduced emergency department ...
  • Sixteen MN Oncology Physicians Named 2020 Top Doctors for Women by Minnesota Monthly

    Jan 27, 2020

    Minnesota Oncology is proud to announce that 16 of our physicians have been named 2020 “Top Doctors for Women” by Minnesota Monthly magazine. This list represents roughly one-third of our physicians, most of whom are honored on other local lists such as Rising Stars, Best Doctors and Top Doctors. Minnesota Monthly’s website includes the 2020 Top Doctors for Women...
  • MN Oncology achieves 4-year APEx® accreditation for radiation oncology from ASTRO

    Nov 21, 2019

    Minnesota Oncology’s Maplewood and Saint Paul Cancer Centers have successfully met the standards of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx®). APEx is an accreditation program developed by ASTRO that validates a radiation oncology facility’s excellence in delivering high-quality patient care. The four-year accreditation is effective until November 30, 2023. “Minnesota...
  • Minnesota Oncology launches new electronic health record (EHR) system

    Oct 23, 2019

    Dear Patients, On October 28, Minnesota Oncology is launching a new electronic health record (EHR) system that will provide tremendous benefit to you: our patients. In anticipation of the new EHR, there are a few things you should know: We will have limited access to our EHR system on Friday afternoon, October 25, so please call us earlier in the day if...
  • Minnesota Monthly Recognizes 21 Minnesota Oncology Physicians as “Top Doctors” in 2019

    Sep 30, 2019

    If you or a loved one needed medical care, which doctor would you recommend? This is the question asked to 10,000 licensed Minnesota doctors to compile the list of Minnesota Monthly’s 2019 Top Doctors list. This year, Minnesota Oncology and Plastic Surgery Consultants are proud to annonce that 21 of our physicians were named to this list. The 2019 Top...
  • Minnesota Oncology Announces New Leadership

    Sep 09, 2019

    Minnesota Oncology, a practice in The US Oncology Network, is pleased to announce the appointment of new leadership. The Minnesota Oncology Board of  Directors named John Schwerkoske, MD as Practice President and Paul Thurmes, MD as Medical Director. Dr. Schwerkoske has been practicing medical oncology and hematology in the Twin Cities for more than 35 years and has been with...
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Minnesota Oncology Announce Five-Year Collaboration

    Aug 22, 2019

                                            Value-based agreement aims to deliver best-in-class results at lower overall cost ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 22, 2019—Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) and Minnesota Oncology, a practice in The US Oncology Network, today announced a five-year...
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