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.
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
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:
Unknowingly, each day we put ourselves in harm's way of potential exposure to contaminants and toxins that have the ability to adversely affect our own health. Whether on the job or in the home, it is important to understand what is surrounding us, and how it affects us. Toxic substances can be difficult to pinpoint, since they can be found in a number of places, including water sources, walls, construction materials and often the air. As seasons change and the weather and lifestyles follow, spring is an important time to educate ourselves on hazards around us.
What does a healthy microbiome have to do with cancer and recovery after treatment?
By Barbara Knox
Cracking the mysteries of the human microbiome—those teeming communities of bacteria, fungi, and viruses that live on and within each of us—remains one of medicine’s most exciting frontiers. At the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, a new series of studies funded by philanthropy delves deeper into the mystery, looking at the connection between the gut microbiome and cancer.