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Cancer Center Specialty

Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Comprehensive Cancer Center is committed to providing the finest in cancer-related services through an integrated system of health and social services.

Our team

The Cancer Center team includes medical, surgical, integrative, and radiation oncologists, specially trained RNs, clinical nurse specialists in complementary therapy, and pharmacists. This team collaborates with physical therapists to provide care to patients with lymphedema and with a geneticist who provides genetic counseling to patients and families. The Comprehensive Cancer Center also includes the Nancy Geltman Shiller Cancer Resource Library.

The continuum of care extends from prevention, diagnosis, treatment, symptom control, and cure, through all related aspects of adjustment to relapse, survivorship, and bereavement counseling.

Excellence in cancer care

Certificate of approval with commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

Excellence in breast cancer care

Fully accredited by the American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancer

Wanzek Family Breast Care Center

Visit the Wanzek Family Breast Care Center for empathetic and expert care, and support.

American Indian Cancer Screenings

Grant support from A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation gives free lung cancer screening to American Indians

Cancer Rehabilitation

The STAR program works to minimize the side effects from cancer treatment to encourage the best quality of life

Mental Health Services

Therapist and patient work together to develop goals around coping with the challenges of living with cancer.

Survivorship Program

Education, health promotion, rehabilitation, and early intervention of late and long term side effects.

Sickle Cell Program

Join the monthly support group for those affected by Sickle Cell Disease.

Living with Cancer Support Group

Monthly support groups are available for cancer patients and caregivers.

Cancer Education Programs

Join our educational support groups for those living with cancer.

Cancer research

The Hennepin Healthcare Comprehensive Cancer Center works in cooperation with national research groups to advance knowledge about cancer. The Center has long-standing partnerships with the Metro Minnesota Community Oncology Research Consortium (MMCORC), a nonprofit research program sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and participating community hospitals and clinics, and with the Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU). As a result of these affiliations, patients receive access to the newest therapies available for cancer treatment, symptom management, and cancer prevention.

As a designated cancer research program of the Research Foundation, we work on the treatment and prevention of many types of cancer and cancer symptoms, as well as survivorship. To learn more about our current research program, please visit the MMCORC website at

Annual reports

Click on a cover thumbnail to view the full report.

Healthy Matters | WCCO

Ask the Docs

Dan Pease, MD, discusses Leukemia
Travis Pagiara, MD, discusses Men's Health

Hospital-based care

This is a hospital-based clinic owned by Hennepin Healthcare. Many insurance plans pay for health care services provided in a hospital-based clinic differently than those provided in a doctor’s office. Your insurance may require that you meet your annual deductible and/or require that you pay a percentage of the bill rather than just an office visit co-payment. You should check with your insurance company if you have any questions. Read the Frequently asked questions about hospital-based clinics to learn more.

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