Jan C. Buckner, M.D.

  1. Oncologist
  2. Internist
  3. Chair, Oncology, Minnesota
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My name is Jan Buckner, I'm a Medical Oncologist at Mayo Clinic. My area of interest is in patients with brain tumors. It's really important to partner with a patient on the decision making. And it's important to understand what the patient's goals are before we even initiate the first therapy. Particularly in the case of brain tumors, we want to make sure that the treatment is not worse than the disease.

The most exciting aspect of my job, by far, is the opportunity to help patients live longer and better lives. The team at Mayo Clinic is incredibly strong. We have the best team of doctors that it's possible to find. Coupled with that is the opportunity to develop new therapies, so that we will have had a role and made a difference, not only for the patients of today, but for the patients of tomorrow, as well.

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  1. Rochester, Minnesota | Jacksonville, Florida


  1. 1985
    Fellow - Medical OncologyMayo Clinic in Rochester
  2. 1983
    Internship - Internal MedicineButterworth Hospital
  3. 1983
    Resident - Internal MedicineButterworth Hospital
  4. 1980
    MDUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  5. 1976
    BA - Chemistry and ReligionWake Forest University


  1. 1985
    Medical OncologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 1983
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2016
    NRG Oncology Outstanding ManuscriptNRG Oncology
  2. 2016
    Charles G. Moertel, M.D. Memorial LectureshipAlliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
  3. 2015
    Betty J. Foust, M.D. and Parents' ProfessorshipMayo Clinic
  4. 2015
    NRG Oncology Outstanding AbstractNRG Oncology
  5. 2014
    Award for Excellence in Adult Clinical ResearchAmerican Society for Neuro-Oncology
  6. 2011
    Best Doctors of 2011/Medical OncologyBest Doctors in America
  7. 2008
    DOM Residency - Top EducatorMayo Clinic in Rochester
  8. 2004
    Minority Medical Student Award - Nicole MarshallMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  9. 2003
    Mayo Awards for Excellence, Excellence Through TeamworkMayo Clinic
  10. 2001
    Award for Excellence in Clinical ResearchSociety for Neuro-Oncology
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Professional memberships

  1. 2016
    ReviewerNational Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Subcommittee A - Cancer Centers, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Site Visit
  2. 2016 - present
    ChairEnterprise Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Executive Committee
  3. 2016 - present
    ChairEnterprise Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Practice Committee
  4. 2016 - present
    Vice ChairBoard of Directors, National Comprehensive Cancer Network
  5. 2016 - present
    Reviewer, Education BookAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  6. 2016 - present
    ChairNational Comprehensive Cancer Network Governance Committee
  7. 2015 - 2016
    ChairCancer Care Advisory Council Executive Committee
  8. 2015 - 2016
    Co-ChairAmerican Society for Clinical Oncology
  9. 2015
    Consultant ReviewerEORTC Independent Data Monitoring Committee
  10. 2015 - present
    Co-ChairMayo Clinic Cancer Center Practice/Research Integration Task Force
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Research activities

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