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.

Minnesota Cancer Moonshot Summit

Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Health are hosting the conversation in Minneapolis on June 29, 2016, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. - simulcasting with the Vice-President Biden in Washington, D.C., and inviting local and regional researchers, oncologists, care providers, philanthropists, data and tech experts, advocates, patients, patients’ families and survivors – to convene under the national charge to double the rate of progress toward a cure for cancer. More information

Patient Care

Ed Greeno with patient

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The Masonic Cancer Center's clinical partner is University of Minnesota Health. Visit 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

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 collaborationA 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

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