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Minnesota Oncology News                                                                                  April 2014
In This Issue
Acid-Alkaline Balance and Cancer: The Truth Behind the Myth
Register by April 5 for Scrapbooking Event
See our New Coon Rapids  Site at May 3 Open House
Tim Mahoney Headlines Angel Foundation Benefit Concert on June 23

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Minnesota Oncology Physician Recognized for Global Volunteer Efforts
Rajini Katipamula-Malisetti, MD

Each year, Minnesota Physician Publishing honors physicians who have volunteered medical services in recent years. According to the magazine, "Through volunteer medical activities that span the globe, Minnesota's volunteer physicians have provided medical care and medical education while expanding cross-cultural skills and understanding. Their compassion, commitment, and generosity reflect deeply held values of Minnesota's medical community."


This year, Minnesota Oncology Coon Rapids physician Dr. Rajini Katapamula-Malisetti is recognized for her efforts to assist people from her native state in southeastern India.   

Read the article here. Acid

Acid-Alkaline Balance and Cancer:
The Truth Behind the Myth
"I have litmus strips to check my saliva because someone told me that my body is too acidic." 


"I am avoiding citrus fruits, tomatoes, and acidic foods because cancer thrives in an acidic environment."


These comments seem very logical and believable; however the concept that the body is too acidic, and one needs to make the body more alkaline in order to "starve" cancerous cells is only a myth. Minnesota Oncology dietitian Dianne Piepenburg discusses how this myth got started, what we know today, and identify what you can do to incorporate cancer-fighting foods within your routine.  Read more...  NCSD

Join Us to Celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day 


On Sunday, June 1, 2014, Minnesota Oncology
 will host a National Cancer Survivors Day´┐Ż celebration
. Activities for cancer survivors, caregivers, family members, friends, healthcare professionals, ans supporters include a 5K Walk/Run, a 1-Mile Family Walk, a Kids Dash, movement exercises and inspirational and informative speakers. 


Hope in Motion will take place on June 1, 2014, at Normandale Lake Park in Bloomington, MN. Join the celebration by form a team to help us raise funds for Angel Foundation and Well Within, or register as an individual. Learn more and register...   scrapbook

Discover Meaning Through Scrapbooking - April 12, 2014


Registration is due by April 5 for Discover Meaning Through Scrapbooking! Come and create a lasting memory for yourself and for your loved ones. You will receive an album and supplies to get you started. There will be plenty of volunteers full of ideas and guidance. Find out more...  DrAli

Meet Minnesota Oncology Physician Dr. Uzma Ali 
Uzma Ali, MD 
Uzma Ali, MD
Get to know Minnesota Oncology physician Dr. Uzma Ali, medical oncologist and hematologist at our Fridley Clinic. "My job is to empower my patients as much as I can because I think knowledge is power. The more knowledgeable you are about your own disease, the more  involved you are in the decisions and the outcomes are better."  Mercy
Mercy Specialty Center Open House - Saturday, May 3


Visit Minnesota Oncology in our new Coon Rapids location at Mercy Specialty Center. A public open house will be held on Saturday, May 3, from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Tours will be offered in the clinic, and other events will be going on throughout the building.Angel

Tim Mahoney to Perform Angel Foundation Benefit Concert June 23 at Solera


Award-winning musician and songwriter Tim Mahoney will headline a happy hour concert Monday, June 23, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Solera, Minneapolis. The cocktails and concert event, called Angel After Hours, is a fundraiser for Angel Foundation.
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