Comprehensive Cancer Center
900 South 8th Street
Blue Building, B1.310
Minneapolis MN 55415
8AM – 4:30PM M–F
The Comprehensive Cancer Center is committed to providing the finest in cancer-related services through an integrated system of health and social services. 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.
The Cancer Center team includes medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, specially trained R.N.s, and clinical nurse specialists in complementary therapy. 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 Hennepin Comprehensive Cancer Center also includes the Nancy Geltman Shiller Cancer Resource Library.
The Comprehensive Cancer Center has been awarded a certificate of approval with commen-dation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. The cancer program is fully accredited. The approval recognizes the Cancer Center’s commitment to the community and to patients with cancer seen at the center. The Commission on Cancer looked at the organization of cancer services as well as the scope of high quality of care provided.
Since being established by the ACOS in 1932, the Commission on Cancer's Approvals Program has set national standards for excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients. Approval is given only to those facilities that pass a rigorous evaluation and review process. In order to maintain approval, facilities with approved programs must undergo additional onsite reviews every three years.
Receiving care from an approved cancer program ensures that patients have access to:
- Quality care close to home
- Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care
- Information about cancer clinical trials, education, and support
- Comprehensive care offering a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment
- A multi-specialty team approach to coordinating the best treatment options for cancer patients
- Lifelong patient follow-up through a cancer registry that collects data on type and stage of cancers and treatment results
The Hennepin Comprehensive Cancer Center works in cooperation with national research groups to advance knowledge about cancer.
The Center has long-standing partnerships with the Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP), the Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU), and the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP).
As a result of these affiliations, patients receive the most current treatments available.
As a designated cancer research program of the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation (MMRF), we work on the treatment and prevention of many types of cancer. To learn more about our current research programs, access the MMRF website.