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

Read the 2015 biannual report

Announcements

Chainbreaker Ride

Chainbreaker was established with the objective to fund life-saving cancer research at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota. Chainbreaker weekend is August 11-13, 2017. Read more and register.

12th Annual Cancer Survivorship Conference

A cancer diagnosis can alter the landscape of your life. Although it doesn't redefine you, it can change your lifetime healthcare needs. This conference. on May 6, 2017 at the McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota, is focused on questions and issues survivors and their famikies often face after cancer treatment. Read more and register.

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

UMN researchers find reducing radiation therapy exposure leads to lower rate of secondary cancer in survivors

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (February 28, 2017) – Survivors of childhood cancers have fewer secondary cancers, according to new research from the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Compared with those diagnosed in the 1970s, patients diagnosed after 1990 are experiencing better outcomes. Researchers believe the difference comes from a reduction in exposure to therapeutic radiation.
 

Drs. Modiano and Borgatti with dog Valky

Drug developed at University of Minnesota increases survival in dogs with cancer; shows potential for use in humans

MINNEAPOLIS/ST.PAUL (February 13, 2017) – A breakthrough trial at the University of Minnesota testing a new UMN-developed drug resulted in improved survival rates for dogs diagnosed with a cancer called hemangiosarcoma (HSA). The results were published today in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics.

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.