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Allina Health establishes Virginia Piper Cancer Institute in Cambridge

MINNEAPOLIS 02/13/2013 — Allina Health announced today that the cancer program at Cambridge Medical Center has received Virginia Piper Cancer Institute designation and has a new name: Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® - Cambridge. "We want patients to realize that they have a dedicated team of cancer care experts right here in their community who are providing the same standard of care they would get if they traveled 30 miles away to a metro site," said Sandra Morar, MD, of Minnesota Oncology. Cambridge Medical Center and Minnesota Oncology partner to provide cancer care. Cambridge Medical Center and Virginia Piper Cancer Institute are both part of Allina Health. To achieve designation as a Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, sites must employ a consistent set of standards. These include multidisciplinary care conferences to discuss patient cases, cancer care coordination, on-site or access to genetic counseling services, and adherence to National Comprehensive Cancer Network evidence-based cancer care guidelines. Sites must also have, or be working toward, the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer® accreditation.

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