Masonic Cancer Center University of Minnesota

Masonic Cancer Center
University of Minnesota
Douglas Yee, M.D.
Director
MMC 806, 420 Delaware Street, S.E.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
Tel: (612) 624-8484
Tel: (888) 226-2376
Fax: (612) 626-3069
Information on Masonic Cancer Center University of Minnesota
The mission of the University of Minnesota Cancer Center is to advance knowledge about cancer and enhance care. The Cancer Center is an NCI comprehensive matrix center with 8 research programs and 12 shared resource cores. The research programs, which encompass clinical, basic and population research, are: Breast Cancer, Cancer Progression and Metastasis, Immunology, Transplant Biology and Therapy, Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention, Genetic Mechanisms of Cancer, Translational Research, and Prevention and Etiology. Over 200 Cancer Center members have been awarded more than $70 million annually in national peer reviewed research grants. The center is part of the University’s Academic Health Center which includes the Medical School, Dental School, Schools of Public Health, Nursing and Veterinary Medicine. Other research partners include Institute of Human Genetics, Stem Cell Institute, Center for Immunology, and the Tobacco Use Research Center, and Center for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Clinical research and service partners include the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and University of Minnesota Physicians. The center benefits from broad community interactions including: participation in the Minnesota Cancer Alliance, extensive philanthropy and a community advisory board.
Research strengths include:
  • tobacco research and lung carcinogenesis,
  • murine models of oncogene discovery,
  • experimental and clinical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation,
  • risk factors in development of pediatric cancers and
  • experimental and clinical studies of bone pain in cancer.

 

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*Source: National Cancer Institute