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

Areas of research include:

  • Developing new ways to reduce exposure to normal tissues, including pioneering proton therapy techniques
  • Innovating with novel radiation schedules to reduce side effects of treatment
  • Combining surgeries for lumpectomy and brachytherapy in a way that shortens treatment safely
  • Leading important clinical trials that are hoped to improve patient outcomes

Learn more about cancer research at Mayo Clinic, including clinical trials for new radiation therapy approaches to breast cancer treatment.


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