Education & Research
Education about your cancer diagnosis and treatment options is important for your recovery. Providers at St. Francis believe patients deserve to be full partners in their own health care. Not only does it empower the patient, but also allows care to be delivered more effectively and efficiently.
Pre-Chemotherapy Classes for Patients and Families
Nurses from the Cancer Center provide up-to-date information for St. Francis patients and their families in these free, one-hour classes. Here you’ll learn more about the chemotherapy treatment, what to expect, side effects and other important topics. Families are encouraged to attend to better understand what their loved one is experiencing and how they can can best provide support. Class sizes are kept small to allow time for questions. You will be scheduled for this class before or early on in your treatment.
The St. Francis Cancer Center works closely with other leaders in the Twin Cities to give residents in our community access to the newest therapy available for cancer treatment, symptom management and cancer prevention. As members of the Metro Minnesota Community Clinical Oncology Program (MMCCOP), a nonprofit research program sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and participating hospitals and clinics, the St. Francis Cancer Center can offer patients access to more than 100 clinical trials for most cancer types.
Additional Online Resources
Many online cancer resources are designed to help cancer patients and their families find information and services. Here are three we recommend:
The Cancer Center’s annual outcomes report highlights statistics and studies of site specific cancers.
Contact the St. Francis Cancer Center
For appointments and general information call 952.428.2031.
For information about participating in a clinical trial call 952.428.4131.