More than 16,000 new cancer patients receive treatment at Mayo Clinic each year, many of them receiving investigational therapies. Mayo Clinic researchers are intensively studying novel drug, immunologic, and gene therapies as well as surgical procedures to determine their potential for treatment of cancers. Mayo's clinical expertise aligns strongly with the research programs of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. The National Cancer Institute has designated the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center as a comprehensive cancer center in recognition of the superior depth and breadth of its capabilities. This alignment makes it possible for patients to enroll in cutting edge clinical cancer research studies, receive the most advanced treatments, and learn about their illness to actively participate in decisions about their treatment.

Mar. 11, 2014