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Minnesota Oncology News                                                                              August 2015
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Minnesota Oncology Physician Named 2015 Top Cancer Doctor by Newsweek magazine

Minnesota Oncology medical oncologist Patrick Flynn, MD, has been named by Newsweek as a 2015 Top Cancer Doctor for the United States. Dr. Flynn treats patients at our Woodbury Clinic and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. The Association of Community Cancer Centers honored him with the David King Community Clinical Scientist Award for his outstanding service, leadership, and commitment to the oncology community.

According to Newsweek, the physician list was created in conjunction with Castle Connolly Medical LTD, the publisher of America's Top Doctors®. The Castle Connolly physician-led research team makes tens of thousands of phone calls each year, talking with leading specialists, chairs of clinical departments and vice presidents of medical affairs, seeking to gather further information regarding the top specialists for most diseases and procedures.

Each year, Castle Connolly receives nearly 100,000 nominations via this process. The list is included in the Newsweek Cancer Issue 2015 dated July 31.

KnutsonMinnesota Oncology Welcomes New Provider

Please join us in welcoming advanced practice provider Georgeanna Knutson,  RN, CNP. Georgeanna began practicing at our Coon Rapids clinic earlier this month. She comes to Minnesota Oncology from University of Minnesota Physicians/Fairview.

"I pay close attention to what my patients are telling me and how they are feeling," Georgeanna says. "I believe that it I important to have clear, effective communication and interactions in order for my patients to have the best care experience that I can provide. I focus on finding ways to help my patients tolerate their treatment, to achieve the best quality of life possible during their care."


Georgeanna is an animal lover with a small hobby farm.  She says she enjoys caring for her dog, cats, horses and chickens. Her leisure activities include gardening and watching movies with her family.  

AcupunctureAcupuncture Partnering with Western Cancer Treatment


If you are undergoing treatment for cancer or are in remission or recovery, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help you alleviate the various side effects that come with chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.


Acupuncture is a safe, non-invasive, and effective way to complement Western cancer treatments by boosting your immune system and alleviating treatment symptoms such as:



Anxiety Numbness in the hands


Insomnia Numbness in the feet


Depression Poor appetite/dry mouth
Fatigue Hot flashes

Learn more.

MOCAMOCA to host 16th Annual Ovarian Cancer Walk/Run


The Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) will mark its 16th year of strides against ovarian cancer at their annual HOM Teal Strides for Ovarian CancerĂ‚ walk and run on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Rosland Park in Edina. MOCA, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to funding ovarian cancer research, also provides support for those affected by the disease and spreads awareness about the symptoms.


HOM Teal Strides for Ovarian Cancer is one of the largest ovarian cancer fundraising events in the country, and this year, MOCA is predicting its best turnout yet. Teams ranging from 3 to 100+ people will join forces to fundraise to benefit MOCA's research funding and programs. 

More than 3,500 participants - survivors, family, friends and children - are expected to take part in the event. Because there is no test for ovarian cancer, MOCA's research funding is critical to change the course of the disease.

Minnesota Oncology is proud to be a teal-level sponsor of HOM Teal Strides for Ovarian Cancer. Learn more.
PayOnlineOnline Payments Now Accepted

Minnesota Oncology is pleased to announce that online payments are now available! 

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spleenDr. Sarah Torgerson Discusses Spleen Health in Minnesota Health Care News

The spleen is an important organ for the blood and immune system. In this month's issue of Minnesota Health Care News, Minnesota Oncology physician Sarah Torgerson, DO, discusses the role the spleen plays in the body as the largest filter of blood and major component of the lymph system.  Read more.
VideoMeet Minnesota Oncology Physician Dr. Cheryl Bailey


Cheryl Bailey, MD

View all Minnesota Oncology provider introductory videos on our YouTube Channel.
AngelsEaglesGolf Classic Raises $200,000 for Angel Foundation


Minnesota Oncology was a proud sponsor of the Angels & Eagles Golf Classic on July 27, 2015 at Minnesota Valley Country Club. The event raised nearly $200,000 for Angel Foundation, which provides support for  local adults with cancer and their families. Golfers representing Minnesota Oncology included Dr. Mark Palmer, certified nurse practitioner Amy Schorn, and Dr. Timothy Toonen from our St. Paul Cancer Center as well as our Chief Financial Officer Ted Bjork.  Learn more.