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Givens Brain Tumor Center

  • At the Givens Brain Tumor Center, we believe each patient deserves excellence in comprehensive care, including cutting-edge technology from a compassionate staff, in an environment focused on their unique needs. Our experts collaborate to provide comprehensive treatment that address each patient’s mind, body and spirit.

    Our mission is to provide world-class coordinated, whole person care for patients with brain cancer

    Features of the Center include:

    • Coordinated, whole-person care, including a proactive relationship with patients and their care circle, facilitated by virtual and home visits
    • Brain tumor support groups and connections into community resources
    • Leading-edge diagnostics and clinical research
    • A full range of advanced treatment options for adults with brain tumors, including chemotherapy, radiotherapy/radiosurgery, and innovative brain tumor clinical trials
    • Supportive care from complementary Allina Health services, including Virginia Piper Cancer Institute®, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and Penny George™ Institute for Health and Healing

    Patient stories: AMY


  • expand to learn moreAmy's story

  • Patient stories: DAN

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  • Patient stories: MICHAEL

    Michael's story on Caring Bridge video

  • Source: Virginia Piper Cancer Institute and John Nasseff Neuroscience Institute
    Reviewed by: John E. Trusheim, MD, medical director of neuro-oncology, Virginia Piper Cancer Institute
    First published: 07/18/2016
    Last reviewed: 04/25/2018