Mayo Clinic's approach

Mayo Clinic cancer specialists have experience using biological therapy as a treatment for many types of cancer.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic oncologists and hematologists work with other specialists to provide comprehensive care for people with cancer. By combining the expertise of doctors from many specialties, your care team can create a treatment plan just for you. The plan is designed to meet your needs and give you the best outcome.

Access to the latest treatments

Mayo Clinic doctors have access to the latest biological therapy treatments approved for people with cancer, including CAR T-cell therapy. Your cancer treatment plan will take into account the most up-to-date information.

Also, many biological therapy treatments are being studied in clinical trials. Your care team can discuss your options if you're interested in being part of a clinical trial.

The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors are respected for their experience using biological therapy for cancer.

  • Expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors have made important contributions to biological therapy research and are respected for their expertise in this area. The knowledge and experience of Mayo Clinic doctors means they're able to provide you with the best care.
  • Access to the latest research. Mayo Clinic is a leader in translating knowledge gained from cancer research into effective, personalized care for people with cancer. People who seek care at Mayo Clinic have access to many clinical trials.
  • Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center. These standards recognize scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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Clinical trials

Explore Mayo Clinic studies of tests and procedures to help prevent, detect, treat or manage conditions.

May 19, 2023
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  3. Niederhuber JE, et al., eds. Therapeutic antibodies and immunologic conjugates. In: Abeloff's Clinical Oncology. 6th ed. Elsevier; 2020. Accessed March 22, 2023.
  4. Huang JL, et al. Targeting DNA damage response and immune checkpoint for anticancer therapy. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2022; doi:10.3390/ijms23063238.

Biological therapy for cancer