Vallera BachanovaThe Masonic Cancer Center creates a collaborative research environment focused on the causes, prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer; applying that knowledge to improve quality of life for patients and survivors; and sharing its discoveries with other scientists, students, professionals, and the community.

About the Masonic Cancer Center

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News update

Announcing Pre-R01 Pilot Grant Opportunity 

The Masonic Cancer Center is soliciting applications for Pre-R01 Pilot Grants. The grants will be awarded through a competitive peer review process. It is anticipated that three to four projects will be funded for up to $100,000 each in the current cycle. These grants are intended to support new research ideas that address the MCC Scientific Priorities for Growth. Visit the website for more information.

Registration opens for 7th Annual Masonic Cancer Research Symposium

The Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota is hosting its 7th Annual Masonic Cancer Center Research Symposium and 25th Anniversary Celebration November 2 and 3, 2016 at the TCF Bank Stadium. We will celebrate research accomplishments with faculty, staff, students and returning alumni, as well as provide a motivational event to spur new ideas and collaborations toward developing new research. Read more

Patient Care

Ed Greeno with patient

M Health logo


The Masonic Cancer Center's clinical partner is University of Minnesota Health. Visit mhealth.org/cancer to find information about cancer care, providers and cancer clinic locations.

Cancer Information Nurse Line
Reach a nurse specializing in cancer care, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 612-624-2620
Email: ccinfo@umn.edu

Clinical Trials

Glove and vial

New cancer treatments must prove to be safe and effective in scientific studies with a certain number of patients before they can be made widely available. Through clinical trials, researchers learn which approaches are more effective than others.

Our Research Focus

Jeffrey Miller, M.D.

The Masonic Cancer Center brings together scientists from different disciplines to discover processes that affect cancer. It is home to state-of-the-art research tools and some of the world's top cancer researchers in:

Featured News

Gene TherapyEmploying viruses to safely and effectively kill cancer cells

Gene therapy can be used to destroy tumors


Fosters collaborationLearning from man's best friend

Masonic Cancer Center and the College of Veterinary Medicine team up to improve treatment of cancer that affects humans and animals.


Masonic Cancer Center Celebrates 25 Years

25th anniversaryMasonic Cancer Center celebrates 25 years of making hope happen! 2016 is the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota.

Masonic Cancer Center Celebrates 25 Years
Masonic Cancer Center Celebrates 25 Years

Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building

Cancer Cardiovascular Research BuildingA state-of-the-art facility with 52,000 square feet of laboratory space. It's the gateway to the Biomedical Discovery District