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MN Oncology in the News

For media inquiries or interview requests, please contact Colleen Schwab, director of marketing and communications, at or 651-262-4243.

May 2016: Minnesota Oncology physician Dr. Michaela Tsai  wrote about "chemo brain" in for the May 2016 issue of Minnesota Healthcare News. "For many years, there has been an increasing awareness and concern regarding the phenomenon of'chemo brain,' which describes the difficulty with thinking and memory that some patients experience after cancer treatment." Read more:

March 20, 2016: Colorectal cancer is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. Minnesota Oncology's Dr Dean Gesme shared tips for detecting and preventing colorectal cancer in an interview with WCCO Radio's Roshini Rajkumar.
March 2016: March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and Minnesota Oncology's Dr. Avina Singh, medical oncologist and hematologist at our Burnsville Clinic, shared important information about Colon Cancer risk factors, screening, signs and symptoms, and treatment options in the March 2016 issue of Minnesota Health Care News.
February 18, 2016: Immunotherapy research at Minnesota Oncology and Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, a part of Allina Health, is offering new hope to some patients. Minnesota Oncology physician and head of research Dr. Joseph Leach and his patient Keith Mangan shares this story of hope and healing in this Fox 9 TV exclusive.

January 20, 2016: Minnesota Oncology physician Dr. Stuart Bloom shared his expertise yesterday on KARE-11 News on the effects of changes in prostate cancer screening.


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December 2015: Dr. Samith Kochuparambil, medical oncologist at our Minneapolis Clinic, shares important information about prostate cancer in the December issue of Minnesota Healthcare News.
September 2015: Rhonda Henschel, Minnesota Oncology's Director of Managed Care and Quality, was named as one of three finalists for the prestigious 2015 Minnesota Business Magazine Emerging Health Care Leader Awards.
August 20, 2015: Minnesota Oncology's Dr. Joseph Leach comments on the risk of lung cancer in nonsmokers in this Fox 9 KMSP News story about a survivor's fight for awareness.
August 20, 2015: Dr. David King, medical oncologist at our Fridley Clinic, was interviewed live on KSTP regarding melanoma in light of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter's announcement yesterday of his diagnosis.
August 20, 2015: Minnesota Oncology melanoma expert Dr. Thomas Amatruda answered questions on KARE 11 about former President Jimmy Carter's cancer diagnosis and treatment.
June 15, 2015: In December 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Gardasil 9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) for the prevention of certain diseases caused by nine types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Dr. Cheryl Bailey, gynecologic oncologist at our Minneapolis clinic, spoke with Fox 9 about the new vaccine.

June 10, 2015: Dr. Thomas Amtruda discussed skin cancer prevention and detection with Fox 9 News.


June 3, 2015: Dennis Seifert - Minnesota Oncology patient, cancer survivor and enthusiastic Hope in Motion 5K and 1-Mile Family Walk return participant -- shared his story with ABC newspapers.

May 30, 2015: Minnesota Oncology physician Dr. Thomas Amatruda was featured in an article in the Star Tribune about his research showing that the virus that causes cold sores can be used to shrink — or even obliterate — deadly melanoma tumors.


May 29, 2015: Dr. Thomas Amatruda, oncologist and hematologist at Minnesota Oncology's Fridley Clinic, was featured in a KARE-11 News story regarding a study published week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, revealing positive results of his clinical trials using immunotherapy to treat late-stage melanoma.

May 28, 2015: Minnesota Oncology dietitian Sarah Barts shared healthy grilling practices today on KARE-11 news. Watch the segment here.

May 8, 2015: Just before Mother's Day, Minnesota Oncology Chaska Clinic physician Dr. Purvi Gada shared an important message in the Chaska Herald about cancer screening.


April 19, 2015: News that cancer screening found cancer in singer Taylor Swift’s mother has brought new attention to cancer screenings. Minnesota Oncology and Abbott Northwestern Hospital oncologist, Tim Larson, MD, talked with WCCO-TV about the state of cancer screening capabilities and who they best serve.
April 1, 2015: Minnesota Oncology Patient Financial Counselor Terri Oachs was featured in Late Life: Cancer in Between on Twin Cities Public Television. Terri discussed financial assistance resources available to patients undergoing cancer treatment. Watch the segment here.
April 1, 2015: Minnesota Oncology physician Dr. Michaela Tsai shared information about the latest in cancer research as part of a panel discussion that aired on Twin Cities Public Television's Living Beyond Cancer: A Celebration.
March 30, 2015: Krista, a patient at Minnesota Oncology's St. Paul Cancer Center, has kept a positive outlook throughout her diagnosis and treatment of a very rare type of cancer. She bravely shared her story for the Twin Cities Public Television series Living Beyond Cancer.
March 30, 2015: Mari, a patient of Dr. Barbara Bowers at Minnesota Oncology's Edina Clinic, shared this moving piece about her that was part of the TPT series Living Beyond Cancer. 
March 24, 2015: Curious about Angelina Jolie's choice to have her ovaries removed as a preventive measure due to being a carrier of the BRCA1 gene mutation as well as her family health history? Minnesota Oncology's Dr. Michaela Tsai provides an oncologists analysis of this headline-making story on NewsRadio 830 WCCO.
March 20, 2015: The Chaska Herald helped Minnesota Oncology spread the word about colon cancer screening with this commentary from Dr. Matthew Gall who treats patients at our Chaska Clinic.


For media inquiries or interview requests, please contact Colleen Schwab, director of marketing and communications, at or 651-262-4243.