University of Minnesota Health Cancer Care physicians were pioneers in the systemic treatment of breast cancer, including the use of endocrine therapy. Our surgeons were among the first to develop and test sentinel lymph node staging. Today, we are one of only 17 centers in the United States participating in the I-SPY 2 clinical trial to speed the testing of new drugs for women with high-risk, rapidly growing breast cancer.
Successful patient outcomes are absolutely dependent on the experience and expertise of the care team for all aspects in care, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Our multi-disciplinary team is consistently at the forefront of emerging technologies and methods, often developing new methods which are then adopted as a standard of care.
Advanced, specialized care
Our care team also has extensive experience managing treatment of breast cancer during pregnancy, in close partnership with our colleagues in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine program. This coordinated care means that mothers get the care they need while keeping their unborn baby safe during treatment. We also have experience in caring for men diagnosed with breast cancer.