cancer

New testing guidelines issued for prostate cancer

[KARE 11, Sept. 8, 2017] September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and with new federal screening recommendations being discussed this year for men, it’s more important than ever to start the conversation with your doctor. According to Allina Health, there’s been a lot of debate over the pros and cons of prostate cancer screenings as […]

Using polio virus to fight brain tumors

[WCCO Radio, July 24, 2017] Groundbreaking research using a polio virus for the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma brain cancer is getting fast track approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. John Trusheim, a neuro-oncologist with Allina’s Givens Brain Tumor Center talked with WCCO Radio about what this research could mean.

McCain cancer shines light of promising research

[KMSP Fox 9, July 23, 2017] News that Sen. John McCain has an aggressive form of a cancerous brain tumor is focusing attention on promising research using a polio virus to fight those tumors. Dr. John Trusheim, a neuro-oncologist with Allina’s Givens Brain Tumor Center talked with Fox 9 News about what this research could […]

Why some cancers are more aggressive than others

[WCCO-TV, July 20, 2017] This week, doctors diagnosed Senator John McCain with an aggressive form of brain cancer called glioblastoma. According to the American Brain Tumor Association, only 10 percent of patients live five years with that diagnosis. That’s compared to 90-percent of patients with breast cancer and 65-percent with colon cancer, according to the […]

Nurse Sara picked for honor by patient

[KSTP-TV, May 2, 2017] Sara Honsa is a nurse in United Hospital‘s cancer unit who made a lasting impression on one of her patients, enough so that the patient nominated her for an honor from KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live program. KSTP-TV surprised Nurse Sara at work with her patient to recognize her.

Cancer survivors fold thousands of origami cranes to spread hope

[KMSP Fox 9, April 27, 2017] They’re part cancer survivors, part artists. Each month, a group of women all somehow touched by cancer meet at the Piper Building at Abbot Northwestern Hospital for a program called Cranes of Hope. Each month, cancer survivors, health care providers, and others impacted by cancer gather to create pocket-sized […]

New guideline for prostate cancer screening

[KARE 11, April 11, 2017] An influential federal task force has dropped its controversial opposition to routine screening for prostate cancer and now says that men between the ages of 55 and 69 should discuss the test’s potential benefits and harms with their doctors and make decisions based on their own “values and preferences.” KARE […]

Gov. Dayton’s surgery shines spotlight on prostate cancer

[WCCO Radio, Feb. 11, 2017] Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has announced he will have surgery to treat his case of prostate cancer. United Hospital urologist and prostate cancer specialist, Dr. Peter Sershon, talk with WCCO Radio about prostate cancer and how it can be treated and managed.

Cancer deaths are dropping

[KARE 11, Feb. 1, 2017] There’s good news on the cancer front. The number of deaths due to cancer are dropping. Everything from less smoking to better cancer fighting medication are to thank. Dr. Michaela Tsai, an oncologist with Allina Health’s Piper Breast Center talked with KARE 11 News about advances in cancer treatments.

Gov. Dayton’s prostate cancer outlook good says United Hospital urologist

[KMSP Fox 9, Jan. 24, 2017] A day after collapsing during a speech, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced he’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer. United Hospital urological surgeon, Dr. Peter Sershon, says that since it’s been caught early, his prospects for beating this cancer are good. Dr. Sershon was also interviewed by KARE 11, WCCO-TV […]