Mayo Clinic doctors and scientists are dedicated to advancing treatment options for people with breast cancer. This research is conducted as part of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, which includes the Women's Cancer Program. In addition, Mayo Clinic is one of the few medical centers in the U.S. recognized as a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) for breast cancer research, funded by the National Cancer Institute.

Areas of research include:

  • Partnering with colleagues internationally to study whether shorter duration chemotherapy regimens are as effective as longer ones
  • Developing nanoparticles as drug delivery vehicles that can propel chemotherapy drugs to cancer cells
  • Conducting or leading innovative clinical trials, such as chemotherapy regimens based on the genetic profile of a patient's cancer cells and vaccine therapy for triple-negative breast cancer
  • Improving the safety of procedures and developing new ones


See a list of publications about breast cancer by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.