cancer

New blood test being developed to detect cancer early

[WCCO-TV, March 24, 2018] Researchers say they’re well on the way to developing a new blood test that can provide early detection of up to eight types of cancer. Oncologist Dr. Stuart Bloom with Minnesota Oncology at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with WCCO-TV News about what this may mean in the fight against cancer.

New blood test to find eight types of cancer shows promise

[WCCO Radio, Feb. 10, 2018] Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. These tests are not available, yet, but Dr. Michaela Tsai, an oncologist with Allina’s Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, told WCCO […]

New blood test for cancer screening on the way

[WCCO Radio, Feb. 5, 2018] Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. These tests are not available, yet, but oncologist, Dr. Stuart Bloom at Allina’s Virginia Piper Center, told WCCO Radio these […]

Expert: Birth control pill could increase risk of breast cancer

[KSTP-TV, Jan. 6, 2018] Nearly 16 million women in the U.S. use some form of hormonal birth control. A recent study shows the use of such birth controls could increase the risk of breast cancer. Dr. Michaela Tsai, an oncologist with the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, talked with KSTP News about those risks.

Lung cancer survival rates improving

[WCCO-TV, Nov. 25, 2017] There’s new hope for lung cancer patients. New research shows lung cancer survival rates are improving. Thoracic surgeon Dr. Matthew Graczk, from Minnesota Oncology at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with WCCO-TV News about the latest in lung cancer treatments.

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.