Despite monumental advances in medicine, cancer remains a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for about 9 million deaths a year. Indifferent to age, race or gender, cancer has a devastating and long-lasting effect.
Mayo Clinic sees a way forward. We're taking bold steps to bring new, life-changing treatments into the clinical practice for cancer patients everywhere. Armed with the latest insights into the human genome and immune system, the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is forging ahead to conquer cancer.
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive cancer centers in the world, treating more than 120,000 people each year. This means our experts have treated virtually every type of cancer and have the unparalleled expertise to handle even the most complex diagnoses.
Because of this expertise, U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Mayo Clinic among the top hospitals for cancer in the nation. Additional recognition has come from the National Cancer Institute, where Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is one of only three institutions to be awarded five or more Specialized Programs of Research Excellence. These programs drive the transformation of cancer treatment around the world, facilitating breakthroughs and the most promising clinical trials for the treatment of cancer.
The approach to cancer has changed from seeing it as a single disease to working at the molecular level to tailor treatment for each patient. Using a patient's genetic makeup, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center doctors can identify courses of treatment or prescribe drugs that are most likely to be successful. Researchers are making it possible to activate a patient's immune system to kill cancer cells. They're also working to find ways to detect cancer as early as possible or even prevent cancer through the identification of genetic markers.
This is a transformational time in cancer research. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is pioneering a new future for health care.
We all know someone who has been touched by this disease. Mayo Clinic benefactors across the globe are helping save more lives by supporting cancer research that converts science into real benefits for every patient, every day. We invite you to join us in our quest to conquer cancer. Give today.