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.

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Chainbreaker Ride

Chainbreaker is an exciting fundraising experience that includes a weekend of cycling, entertainment, and volunteerism. Find out why taking part is so important to funding research at the Masonic Cancer Center.  

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Patient Care

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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

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Research study gives new insight into how cancer spreads

Discovery could also benefit regenerative medicine therapies

MINNEAPOLIS (June 6, 2017) —  A research study led by University of Minnesota engineers gives new insight into how cancer cells move based on their ability to sense their environment. The discovery could have a major impact on therapies to prevent the spread of cancer.

The research is published in Nature Communications, a leading research journal.

Clark Chen, MD/PhD

Renowned neurosurgeon Chen joins U of M Department of Neurosurgery and Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Minnesota Medical School is proud to announce Clark Chen, MD, Ph.D., as the Lyle French Chair in Neurosurgery and the Head of the University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Neurosurgery.

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.