University of Minnesota Health Cancer Care offers breast cancer patients a comprehensive and individualized care plan. Whether patients come to us with an early-stage diagnosis or advanced stage breast cancer, our care teams have the experience and expertise to offer patients the latest in breast cancer care.
Successful patient outcomes are absolutely dependent on the expertise of a truly multi-disciplinary care team for all aspects in care.
This includes surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, and also our extensive supportive care team, which covers all aspects of mind, body and wellness care. Our team is consistently at the forefront of emerging technologies and methods, often developing new methods which are then adopted as a standard of care.
Our program is consistently recognized for its commitment to quality, patient experience and outcomes. Our breast cancer doctors consistently appear on the “Top Doctors” and “Best Doctors” lists through Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine and Minnesota Monthly Magazine (respectively).
Our program also holds accreditations from two leading organizations which recognize those health care organizations upholding the highest standards in quality of care – including the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Pioneers in breast cancer treatment
As an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, we are at the forefront of research into how to best treat breast cancer. 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.
Many new research projects are focused on finding a patient’s (or in some cases, a cancer tumor’s) specific genetic markers to help our doctors choose the best treatments for each individual.