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Virginia Piper Cancer Institute®

  • Commission on cancer accreditation

    The Virginia Piper Cancer Institute provides comprehensive care through all aspects of cancer prevention, early detection and treatment to help individuals maintain quality of life and find ways to live with and beyond cancer.

    We believe that the care we provide is as unique as the patients and families we serve. The life of every individual we encounter is defined by many experiences. Cancer is just one of them.

    We are here to understand the needs you and your family have and to guide and support you every step of the way.

    Your care team

    At the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, your care team includes doctors and health care professionals who specialize in diagnosing and caring for those facing cancer.

    • Oncologist: Dr. Arvid Vemula, MBBS
    • Social Worker: Jocelyn Wiedewitsch
    • RN: Jim Scott-Greene
    • LPN: Tammy Gustafson
    • Infusion Services Nurses
    • CMC Oncology Committee
    • Cancer care coordinator: Laurie Bolen, RN

    A network of surgeons, pathologists, radiation oncologists and radiologists are also a part of the care team.

    In addition, registered nurses, genetic counselors, physical therapists, registered dietitians, pharmacists and surgery and outpatient services staff are all active participants in your care.

    Each member of the team works closely together to make sure that evaluation of all issues is done cohesively and concisely. 

  • Services

    The services we offer are designed to bring your cancer care as close to home as possible. These services include:

    • Digital mammography
    • Ear, nose and throat specialists for those with head and neck cancer
    • Cardiology services to assist with cardiac rehabilitation and heart testing related to chemotherapy
    • Respiratory therapists to help with pulmonary rehabilitation and pulmonary function tests
    • Mental health services
    • State-of-the-art digital PET/CT and MRI imaging systems for fast and precise information
    • TeleHealth genetic counseling for real-time, remote, face-to-face visits to provide individual cancer risk assessments and management plans based on personal and family history
    • Harbor Room with online and printed resources for patients with cancer and their families

    Treatment options

    Getting treatment close to home can make life easier. Our experienced, certified chemotherapy registered nurses ensure chemotherapy and other infusion therapies are as comfortable as possible. They closely monitor and care for patients during treatment.

    Our nurses specialize in chemotherapy symptom management and are an excellent resource for patients. If you have questions or concerns about your chemotherapy or infusion therapy, you are welcome to call or schedule an appointment to get the help you need.

    We have twelve chemotherapy/IV therapy suites and all rooms have heated, reclining chairs with massage capabilities. The rooms are also equipped with flat screen televisions and extra chairs for visitors. 

    Parking is conveniently located close to the medical center entrance.

    Chemotherapy and infusion therapy services are also available to patients who are receiving care from a doctor not affiliated with Cambridge Medical Center or Minnesota Oncology.

    Recognition

    Our Radiology Department is proud to be accredited by the American College of Radiology for CT and nuclear medicine imaging.

    We are certified by the American College of Radiology and have consistently received exceptional reviews from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Mammography Quality Standards Act.

    Patient story

    The motto

    Don't avoid breast cancer: Tami's story

    Sooner is better than later for detecting breast cancer. Many statistics support this, but Tami Strantz of Cambridge, Minnesota, knows firsthand how important early detection is.

  • Contact us

    General cancer  
    763-689-8700

    Mammograms
    763-688-6380

    Surgery & Outpatient Services
    763-688-7989

    Harbor Room 
    763-688-8415

  • Find us

  • 701 S Dellwood St
    Cambridge, MN 55008