The 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.
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
The Masonic Cancer Center brings together scientists from different disciplines to discover processes that affect cancer. It is home to some of the world's top cancer researchers in:
Employing viruses to safely and effectively kill cancer cells
Gene therapy can be used to destroy tumors
A friend in the fight against cancer
Masonic Cancer Center and the School of Veterinary Medicine team up to improve treatment of cancer that affects humans and animals.
Masonic 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.
A state-of-the-art facility with 52,000 square feet of laboratory space. It's the gateway to the Biomedical Discovery District