Virginia Piper Cancer Institute

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 […]

Oncologists help Bloomington mom with fertility plans after cancer

[KSTP-TV, April 16, 2016] Doctors at Minnesota Oncology, Virginia Piper and Abbott Northwestern, say a nationwide movement is encouraging oncologists help patients understand and make fertility plans before they begin treatment for cancer. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS sat down with a mother who hopes her success story will give hope to others with cancer.

Looking back on cancer thanks to new immunotherapy treatment

[KMSP-TV, February 18, 2016] The long punishing journey for Keith Mangan started 15 months ago. They tried more chemo but the cancer was accelerating. Researchers at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis wanted to see if Mangan’s colon cancer would respond to immunotherapy, a developing science that some believe could revolutionize the way cancer is treated.

Health Check: Mammogram screening confusion

[Twelve News, February 2, 2016] The Plymouth Creek Center is known as a gathering place for exercise, but once a month, doctors from Allina Health drop by to share information about important medical issues. Tuesday’s “Walk with a Doc” topic was on breast cancer.