Partnerships and affiliations

Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN)

The Cancer Patient Education Network is a group of health care professionals who share experiences and best practices in all aspects of cancer education for patients. The mission of CPEN is to promote and provide models of excellence in patient, family and community education.

Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center is a founding supporter of CPEN, which collaborates with the National Cancer Institute's Office of Education and Special Initiatives.

Minnesota Cancer Alliance

Staff members from the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center have collaborated with representatives across Minnesota in creating the state's first comprehensive cancer control plan, "Cancer Plan Minnesota." The plan is a framework for action that seeks to reduce the burden of cancer among Minnesotans. The plan is being implemented by the Minnesota Cancer Alliance, a voluntary association of health care organizations, community groups and advocates that offers free membership to any organization or individual interested in reducing the state's cancer burden.