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Joint statement empowers parents, young adults and physicians to act to increase vaccination rates and screenings to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with cervical cancer.


In May 2018, MOCA provided a total of $775,000 to ovarian cancer researchers including a total of $475,000 to four ovarian cancer research projects developed by University of Minnesota researchers.

The 2018 MOCA-funded researchers include:

Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles” to play concert at The Hormel Institute

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Inspired by recent advances and new technologies, the U’s largest donor provides a major influx of funding to cancer research at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

In the Land of 10,000 Lakes, cancer—Minnesota’s leading cause of death—will affect half of us directly and the rest of us through people we know and love.

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Led by the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, the network is funded in partnership with the State of Minnesota

MN Firefighters Foundation

Led by renowned cancer researchers, Dorothy Hatsukami, PhD, and Stephen Hecht, PhD, a new study out of the University of Minnesota will be focused on cancer risk in firefighters, thanks to a new partnership between the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Firefighters Foundation.

The idea for this study came from current firefighter and board member, Kelly Piller, who saw a similar research project in action with colleagues in Florida.

The Rein in Sarcoma Foundation announced four recipients of their 2018 Sarcoma Research Grants. This is the 18th year that Rein in Sarcoma has provided grants to the University of Minnesota, with this year's contribution totaling $148,000.

Awardees for 2018 and their research are:

Amy Skubitz, PhD - Predicting Relapse and Response to Chemotherapy in Sarcoma

Aaron Sarver, PhD - Retrospective and Prospective Comparison of Prognostic Transcriptional Biomarkers in Osteosarcoma using NanoString RNA profiling