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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Announcements

Cancer Summit Minnesota 2017 registration opens

Registration is open for the Minnesota Cancer Alliance's Cancer Summit 2017 scheduled for February 1, 2017 at McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. SE, Minneapolis. This one day event will give participants a chance to meet and network with other people interested in improving health care for all Minnesotans. Topical breakouts will focus on cancer prevention, detection, treatment, survivorship and data trends. For more information and to register


Applications open for Health Disparties and Cancer Research Internship 2017

The University of Minnesota Medical School's Program in Health Disparities Research and the Masonic Cancer Center are pleased to announce the eighth annual summer undergraduate internship on health disparities and cancer research. For more information and to apply

Patient Care

Ed Greeno with patient

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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

Masonic Cancer Center professor elected Chair of Big Ten CRC Steering Committee

Robert Kratzke, M.D.The Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium (Big Ten CRC) elected Robert Kratzke, M.D., lung cancer researcher, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota and associate professor in the University of Minnesota Medical School's Department of Medicine, as its inaugural Steering Committee Chair. 


Immune response to HPV impacts head and neck cancer prognosis

Heather Nelson PhDA new study in JAMA Oncology finds that antibodies to human papillomavirus detectable in blood serum are reliable indicators of five-year head and neck cancer survival.

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NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Masonic Cancer Research BuildingMasonic Cancer Center, founded in 1991, is a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only 47 institutions in the United States and two in Minnesota to hold that designation. 

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, which expands the opportunities for collaborative research at the Masonic Cancer Center. It's the gateway to the Biomedical Discovery District.