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Conquering the number one killer of Minnesotans is no easy task.

Conquering the number one killer of Minnesotans is no easy task. But at the Masonic Cancer Center we have the depth and breadth in research and care to reduce the toll of this deadly disease. We also have tremendous support: In April 2008, Minnesota Masonic Charities presented the University of Minnesota with an extraordinary gift of $65 million—the largest gift ever made to the University—to seek the cure for cancer.

From laboratory discoveries to clinical trials, Masonic Cancer Center reseachers work to improve cancer treatment.

The Masonic Cancer Center is one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. designated by the National Cancer Institiute (NCI). The NCI grant funding that accompanies this desination supports shared resources for research, provides developmental funds to advance scientfic goals, and fosters cancer programs that draws investigators from different disciplines together. Our researchers work tirelessly to advance studies in genetics, cell and vaccine therapies, immunology and blood and marrow transplantation. Specialized cell processing facilities help us provide innovative treatments designed to conquer this killer.

Recently, thanks to the Biomedical Discovery District, we even expanded our program offerings. The Masonic Cancer Center plans to utilize new space in the Cancer-Cardio Building for two specific groups of investigators: chemical biologists focusing on studying chemical carcinogens as a cause of cancer and faculty focusing on novel new therapeutic strategies to fight cancer.

neuronsAt the University of Minnesota,we’ve created a collaborative research environment focused on the causes, prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer. What we discover has profound benefits for patients and survivors, as well as other scientists, students, professionals, and the community.

Cancer-related research

Education and training opportunities

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