Departments and specialties

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Departments that treat this condition

Areas that research this condition


Cancer research is conducted in coordination with the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. Since 1973, when the National Cancer Institute (NCI) started its Cancer Centers Branch, the Cancer Center at Mayo Clinic has been a designated NCI Cancer Center.

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has also met more-rigorous standards to earn NCI designation as a three-site comprehensive cancer center — recognition for an institution's scientific excellence and multidisciplinary resources focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

In that capacity, Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers in gastrointestinal cancer research and gastroenterology and hepatology research are studying new ways of preventing, diagnosing and treating colon cancer.

Mayo Clinic also maintains a Colon Cancer Family Registry as part of an international research consortium studying the genetic and molecular epidemiology of colorectal cancer. A central goal of the Colon Cancer Family Registry is the translation of colorectal cancer research to the clinical and prevention settings for the benefit of registry participants and the general public.


See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic authors on colon cancer on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Research Profiles

Colon cancer care at Mayo Clinic

March 06, 2018