Fargo Cancer Committee 2013 Annual Report

At Roger Maris Cancer Center, we are here for you through each stage of your personal journey with cancer.

Our team is dedicated to discovering new ways to predict, prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Our goal is to transform the quality of life for people with cancer today and tomorrow.

In this year's annual report, you'll see how Roger Maris Cancer Center is continuing to grow and change to serve patients and their families in the most effective way possible.

Here for you every step of the way

  • Accreditation maintained
  • Artist-in-residence leaves positive impact
  • Breast cancer program recognized
  • New support groups implemented
  • Grant provides life saving screening services
  • Palliative care program celebrates 10 years


  • Comprehensive care
  • Team of experts
  • Proven Quality
Tracking care. Ensuring Quality.

Tracking care. Ensuring Quality.

Comprised of five certified cancer registrars and a dedicated office specialist, Sanford's Cancer Registry maintains timely, accurate and complete data on all types of cancer diagnosed and/or treated at Roger Maris Cancer Center. The registry also tracks patient care, long-term survival and quality of life.

On the road to remission

On the road to remission.

Tanya Haarsager always saw her journey with cancer as a temporary detour in her life. After being diagnosed with two different types of cancer—once in 2010 and again in 2012—the Moorhead, Minn., woman used a simple philosophy: "Every day I will get up and put one foot in front of the other. I won't give up."

New direction of care: Hematology Services

Roger Maris Cancer Center provides expert evaluation and caring treatment for patients with a wide range of benign and malignant blood disorders. During the past year, we've strived to bring more advanced, personalized options for care—all to help patients' quality of life before, during and after treatment.

One step closer to a cure

Right now, researchers are working tirelessly to comprehend what causes cancer and then turn those findings into new treatments that could bring big benefits—possibly even a cure.