Virginia Piper Cancer Institute

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.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What’s new in the fight against the disease?

[KARE 11, Oct. 26, 2017] October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the disease and those who are affected by it. Among them, Emmy-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who recently announced she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Lisa Schneider, a breast imaging specialist and Medical Director at the Piper […]

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 […]

Givens Brain Tumor Center

[KSTP-TV, July 11, 2017] Mike Givens was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2005 and passed away in 2015. Now the Givens Brain Tumor Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital will offer support, treatment and therapies to others diagnosed right here in Minnesota. His family sat down with Twin Cities Live to share what this world […]

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 […]

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.

Immunotherapy can be a cancer cure

[KARE 11, October 15, 2016] A year ago former president Jimmy Carter had a bleak prognosis after a brain cancer diagnosis. But man unconventional therapy, immunotherapy, yielded remarkable results. Dr. Thomas Amatruda talked with KARE 11 about this new kind of cancer treatment.

Debunking breast cancer myths

[KARE 11, August 4, 2016] There’s so much information about the causes of breast cancer and how to prevent it that it can be hard to decipher fact from fiction! Dr. Lisa Schneider, a breast imaging specialist with the Piper Breast Center at Abbott Northwestern, talked with KARE 11 News at 4 to dispel some […]

Busting breast cancer myths

[KMSP Fox 9, July 25, 2016] Do antiperspirants cause breast cancer? Do underwire bras cause breast cancer? Do smaller chested women have a lower risk of breast cancer? There’s so much information about breast cancer, its prevention and causes, it can be hard to decipher truth from fiction. Dr. Lisa Schneider, from Allina’s Piper Breast […]