When you or a loved one hear the words “you have cancer,” it’s comforting to know you have extraordinary, world-class cancer care right here. Through University of Minnesota Physicians Cancer Care at Fairview, you have access to a specialized team of cancer experts leading the way in developing new, more effective ways to treat cancer.
When you or a loved one has cancer, look to the cancer experts at University of Minnesota Physicians Cancer Care at Fairview. We’re a world-class team of cancer physicians, nurses and health care professionals working together to provide you with the most advanced life-saving treatment options for your cancer.
Whether you live in the Twin Cities or in greater Minnesota, you have access to University-based cancer experts practicing at Fairview locations in Minneapolis, Edina, Maple Grove, Princeton and Wyoming.
News & Events
U of M BMT expert joins Institute of Medicine
University blood and marrow transplant expert Bruce Blazar, M.D., was elected to the Institute of Medicine for his work in clinical and translational science.
The election, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, recognizes experts who demonstrate outstanding professional achievement.
Blazar, a Regents Professor in the Medical School and a Masonic Cancer Center member, is also an associate vice president of the Academic Health Center and director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University.
U cancer researcher recognized for game-changing work
Masonic Cancer Center researcher David Largaespada, Ph.D., was awarded the prestigious American Cancer Society (ACS) Research Professor Award in recognition of his influential contributions to cancer research.
Largaespada led the development of a unique way to identify and understand cancer genes using a tool called Sleeping Beauty, which spots cancer genes hiding inside cells in the body. With that knowledge, researchers can learn how cancers spread and how the cells are being affected by drugs and other treatments.
On-target cancer treatments*
A grateful patient supports technical training in radiology
Although Bob Johnson calls himself a “Swede from the East Side of St. Paul,” with a little prodding, you’ll learn that he carries many other titles as well: lawyer, former Minnesota state legislator, war veteran, proud father of six, cancer survivor.
*Story courtesy of the Minnesota Medical Foundation. Photo: Scott Streble.