“Advancing knowledge, enhancing care” is the mission of the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota. The center fosters this mission by creating 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.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, a comprehensive cancer center in 1998. This distinction is awarded to institutions that make ongoing, significant advances in cancer research, treatment, and education.
We’ve transformed lives with major “firsts” in cancer care, including:
We currently have more than 225 clinical trials open to treat over 100 different types of cancer, and since 1998 when we became an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, over 78,000 people have chosen to try new treatments, dosages, protocols, and devices by participating in clinical trials.
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