Cancer research is conducted in coordination with the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center receives funding from the National Cancer Institute and is designated as a comprehensive cancer center — recognition for an institution's scientific excellence and multidisciplinary resources focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Individualized treatment for cancer

In Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine, researchers and physicians work together to improve cancer care through treatments that are tailored to you. Individualized medicine means better care because it takes into consideration your unique genomic and molecular qualities.

In many cancers, for example, doctors can use genomic testing to understand how a tumor changes and then prescribe drugs that target those specific changes. In this way, treatment can be tailored to you, so that you receive the right drug at the right dose and time.

Researchers are decoding the cancer genome to aid in diagnosis, determine prognosis and develop new treatments.


See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic authors on carcinoma of unknown primary on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

June 27, 2013