Blaes to lead Masonic Cancer Center survivorship services

Anne Blaes, M.D., Headshot

Anne Blaes, M.D.

Anne Blaes, M.D., has been appointed the inaugural director of Cancer Survivorship Services and Translational Research for the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota. In this new role, Blaes will bring together researchers across the U to study cancer survivorship and translate the findings into better cancer treatment and follow-up care.

Thanks to ongoing advances in diagnosis and treatment, there are now an estimated 16.9 million cancer survivors in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute — each living with the systemic effects of their cancer treatments. Cancer survivors may face complications long after cancer, such as heart problems, chronic illnesses, accelerated aging, obesity, and secondary cancers. 

Blaes, an associate professor of medicine in the Medical School and director of the M Health Fairview Adult Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic for Cancer Survivors, is researching ways to improve outcomes for cancer survivors and reduce the prevalence of posttreatment complications.  

Published on October 15, 2019