Each year thousands of patients who have any of more than 200 kinds of cancer seek treatment through Mayo Clinic's Oncology Department. The department collaborates with other departments and divisions at Mayo Clinic to provide patients with comprehensive cancer care. The departments practice in conjunction with the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, which ranks in the top tier of cancer centers in the United States for cancer research, treatment and education.
Adults with cancer of the colon and rectum, breast, prostate, and lung comprise the largest number of patients seen at Mayo Clinic's Oncology Department. Specialists at Mayo Clinic have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of every kind of cancer, including:
Patients have access to novel drug, immunologic, biological targeted therapies and gene therapies through clinical trials. Innovative and advanced cancer care is available at Mayo Clinic through state-of-the-art facilities and expert staff. Oncology services at Mayo include:
Oncologists work closely with physicians from virtually every specialty at Mayo to care for patients with cancer.