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Minnesota Oncology News                                                                                  June 2014
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Hope in Motion Event Reschedule for July 13
MN Oncology Joins Africa Cancer Care Efforts
Dr. Leach Discusses Immune Therapies
Minnesota Oncology in the Community
Coming Up for Angel Foundation

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SecureSecure Messaging Now Available Through Patient Portal, My Care Plus


Are you registered for the patient portal, My Care Plus? A new feature is now available to Minnesota Oncology patients through My Care Plus - The Message Center.


The Message Center is a new feature that allows you to securely communicate with your care team through the online portal, My Care Plus.

You may use the Message Center for non-urgent topics like:

  • Updating your care team on your health status
  • Scheduling appointments and cancellations
  • Questions about lab results
  • Diagnostics preparation
  • Non-urgent medication questions

  Learn more... Hope

Hope in Motion Rescheduled for Sunday, July 13
Our June 1 celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day was cancelled due to severe weather. Lightening, rain, and flooding of the event site made it impossible to set up and conduct the Hope in Motion 5K and Family Walk safely. However, we are delighted to inform you that Hope in Motion has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 13 at Normandale Lake Park. Registration is open again for those who would still like to join us for this celebration. If you were registered for the June 1 date, please click here to RSVP for July 13 or request to have your Hope in Motion shirt mailed to you. Learn more.BreastSupport
Breast Cancer Support Group Now Offered in Plymouth
Piper Breast Center - WestHealth and Minnesota Oncology's Plymouth Clinic are facilitating a new breast cancer support group at WestHealth in Plymouth from 5-6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.This ongoing group provides a supportive environment for women with breast cancer so they have an opportunity to share thoughts and feelings with each other. The group is open to women in any phase of their breast cancer experience.
  Learn more...  Africa

The Greater Horn Oncology Symposium: Improving Lives in Tanzania

In the shadow of majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro in the land of the Serengeti, a dedicated group of oncology physicians, educators and business leaders are working to build the first free-standing Cancer Center in Moshi, Tanzania, East Africa.


Minnesota Oncology is proud to be major sponsor for this effort through corporate membership in the Foundation for Cancer Care in Tanzania, a Minnesota non-profit established to help fund and to spread the word about this global health initiative. Read more...Leach

Dr. Leach Discusses Advances in Immune Therapies in Minnesota Monthly Magazine

Dr. Joseph Leach


Minnesota Oncology's Dr. Joseph Leach discusses Recent advances in immune therapies in cancer research in the May issue of Minnesota Monthly magazine: "The basic idea is getting the immune system to recognize that cancer is foreign, and then eliminating it," he says. "It's the holy grail of cancer treatment, and it's seemed like a dead end for many years."


Read the article...Community

Minnesota Oncology in the Community


Minnesota Oncology sponsored the Survivor Tent at the Twin Cities Get Your Rear in Gear event on May 18, 2014 to benefit the Colon Cancer Coalition. More than 4,000 people participated in the 10th annual Walk/Run near Southdale Center. The event raised more than $250,000 for colon cancer awareness. View photos here.


Rain and chilly weather didn't keep Minnesota Oncology from supporting the Lymphoma Research Foundation at Lymphomathon on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Our volunteers were out in full force, and participants lined up to spin the prize wheel! 

View photos here.Angel

Coming Up for Angel Foundation


It's been a whirlwind summer of activities for Angel Foundation, which provides emergency financial assistance, education and support for local adults with cancer and their families. There's still time to sign up for these great events:


--Monday, June 23: Angel After Hours, cocktails and concert with Tim Mahoney at Solera. Register at


--Saturday, July 12: Urban Adventures for Teens ages 13-18 who have a parent with cancer. To register, contact Dan Mundt at or call Angel Foundation at (612) 627-9000.


--Monday, July 28: Angel & Eagles Golf Classic at Minnesota Valley Country Club. Register at


--Aug. 5-7: Urban Adventures Kids Kamp, free for children 5-12 who have a parent with cancer. To register, contact Janice at or (612) 627-9000 ext 503. 

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