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Minnesota Oncology News                                                                              March 2016
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Upcoming Events & Support Groups

HopeinMotion2016Register Now for Hope in Motion 2016!

Hope in Motion, Minnesota's National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration presented by Minnesota Oncology, is scheduled for Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Phalen Regional Park in St. Paul. Join us for a family-friendly celebration of all those who have faced a cancer diagnosis.  Hope in Motion includes a 5K Run/Walk, 1-Mile Family Walk, Kids Dash, speakers, entertainment, survivor resources, and more. Learn more and register here .
ProviderMovesNew Providers at Coon Rapids, Edina, and Plymouth WestHealth Clinics

In an effort to serve more patients across the Twin Cities Metro, Minnesota Oncology is pleased to announce the following changes:

 Medical oncologists and hematologists Stuart Bloom, MD, Vinay Gupta, MD, and Paul Zander, MD will each see patients one day per week at the Plymouth West Health Clinic.

From left: Dr. Stuart Bloom, Dr. Vinay Gupta and Dr. Paul Zander

Kiran Lassi, MD
, is now located at the Coon Rapids Clinic.

Dr. Kiran Lassi

Gynecologic Oncologist A. Catherine Casey, MD will be practicing at both the Edina and Woodbury clinics.

Dr. A. Catherine Casey

New physicians will be joining the Plymouth and Woodbury Clinics in the coming months. We look forward to expanding our team to provide the best care for patients across the Metro.
NurseAwards2016Nominate an Outstanding Nurse
Have you received amazing care from your Minnesota Oncology nurse? Mpls. St.Paul Magazine is seeking nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Nurses Awards. Nominations most be received by 
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

The American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 135,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year, and nearly 50,000 people will die from the disease. During this Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Minnesota Oncology's goal is to give our patients-- and the broader public--hope tha t colon cancer is preventable, treatable, and survivable.
Dr. Avina Singh 

Dr. Avina Singh, oncologist and hematologist at Minnesota Oncology's   Burnsville Clinic, shares the latest information on screening, prevention, warning signs and symptoms, and treatment options for colon cancer in the March issue of Minnesota Health Care News .

Dr. Dean Gesme

Minnesota Oncology president, Dr. Dean Gesme, was interviewed live on WCCO Radio on March 20 by Roshini Rajkumar for Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Listen to the podcast here.

Dr. Stuart Bloom

Oncologist and hematologist (and colon cancer survivor) Dr. Stuart Bloom from our Minneapolis Clinic shared his personal story along with early detection and prevention tips in a live studio interview on Fox 9 News on March 13. Watch the clip here.
ScrapbookRegister Now for May 14 Scrapbook for Meaning Event

Minnesota Oncology invites you to spend a day where you can begin to document, preserve and share your cancer journey.
Come and create a lasting memory for yourself and your loved one.

Even if you have never scrapbooked before, we encourage you to attend. You will receive an album and supplies to get you started.
There will be plenty of volunteers full of ideas and guidance. Light snacks and lunch will be provided.

We will have guest speaker Kelly Grosklags and prize drawings.

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time: 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Shepard of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Map & Directions  (Use North entrance at the church)

Register Here (Registrations due by May 12.)

Monetary donations are accepted and are used to purchase supplies for future events.

Due to limited space, the event is reserved for those who have completed cancer therapy or are currently receiving treatment. 

To learn more about Scrapbook for Meaning, visit
CampAngel Camp Angel Registration is Now Open!

Camp Angel
Camp Angel (previously Kids Kamp) provides three days of therapeutic activities for children and teens (Kindergarten-18) with a parent or caregiver who has or has had cancer. Camp provides a unique opportunity for children and teens to have fun and enjoy camp activities, along with intentional and meaningful activities lead by trained volunteers and staff. For more information, or to register, visit our website at: