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Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® – United Hospital

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Find us in the
Ritchie Medical Building
310 North Smith Avenue, Suite 300
St. Paul, MN 55102

Map and directions

For convenient parking, use the Green Ramp.

Call 651-241-5111 for questions or to make an appointment.

Lung patients should download the medical history form to complete and bring with you to your appointment.

When you’re diagnosed with cancer, you need the support of a dedicated group of people. Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® – United Hospital has highly skilled doctors, nurses and staff to address your needs.

Our cancer programs and services

Cancer care team

Our team of expert health care professionals combines current technology and treatment methods with clinical research and genetic counseling. Offering patients choices in their cancer care that fit their lives is the most important service we can provide.

  • We focus on providing integrated care between your family physician, our oncologists from Minnesota Oncology, radiologists and other key members of the cancer care staff to ensure you receive the best care possible, to improve your results and to ensure the best quality of life possible.
  • Our cancer care coordinator serves as a guide for patients and families in understanding cancer diagnosis, treatment and many other factors that impact the experience – including coordination of care.

Services include:

  • cancer care coordinators to provide information and support
  • a social worker to link patients with services in the community
  • a genetic counselor who specializes in cancer
  • a psychologist
  • multidisciplinary care conferences
  • cancer rehabilitation services through the Courage Kenny Rehabiliation Institute™, part of Allina Health

Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award

United Hospital's Cancer Care Services has been honored with the American College of Surgeon's prestigious 2010 Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award. This represents only 17 percent of more than 520 programs that were surveyed in 2010.

The Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes the quality of United's comprehensive, multidisciplinary patient care, providing the very best in today's cancer treatment closer to home.

Commission on Cancer Seal of Approval

United Hospital's Cancer Care Services has earned a Commission on Cancer Seal of Approval with commendation. The Commission on Cancer sets standards for hospitals, evaluates resources and quality of care and studies patterns of patient care and outcomes.

The Commission on Cancer Seal of Approval is only given to facilities that have proven their commitment to providing the very best.