Masonic Cancer Center

A comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute


3rd Annual Pinked Out Party features Masonic Cancer Center researchers

Ninety plus people ranging in age from 14 to 80 attended the 3rd Annual Pinked Out Party, hosted by the ANIKA Foundation in partnership with the University of Minnesota’s Program in Health Disparities Research (PHDR) and the Masonic Cancer Center on Thursday, September 24 at the Robbins Urban Wellness Retreat in North Minneapolis. The event’s purpose was to educate women on risk factors impacting women of color and provide tips on prevention and lifestyle changes. Read more.

Masonic Cancer Center Director interviewed on WCCO radio

Douglas Yee, M.D., director of the Masonic Cancer Center, was interviewed on WCCO radio on the latest in breast cancer research and treatment. Listen to the interview.

Masonic Cancer Center to offer new summer undergraduate research program

A new summer research program at the Masonic Cancer Center will open applications to undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota in November in an effort to inspire more students to consider training and careers in cancer research. Read more

Masonic Cancer Center awarded NIH grant to focus on the environment and pediatric disease

Researchers at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota have been awarded $5.1 million over four years to provide access to infrastructure for analysis and expanding collaboration on tools to study environmental impacts on children's health. Read more. 

Cancer screenings are best tool we have to lower cancer deaths

Cancer screenings are the best tool we have right now to lower the rates of death from cancer says Timothy Church, Ph.D., professor of environmental health sciences in the School of Public Health and a member of the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota. Church is also currently a member of the American Cancer Society’s Guideline Development Group. Read more. 

Masonic Cancer Center researcher Reuben Harris, Ph.D., selected as HHMI investigatorAHCMCC2 - Image - Reuben_Harris_200x134

Reuben Harris, Ph.D., Genetic Mechanisms of Cancer Program member and professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, was selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) as an HHMI investigator, which gives him the support to advance his research in creative new directions. Read more.

Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament provides decades of support for Masonic Cancer Center research

Every August for the past 38 years, the Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament in Sun Valley, Idaho has gathered celebrities, sponsors, participants, members of Congress and supporters with one common goal: to find a cure for cancer and leukemia. Founded in 1976 by Harmon Killebrew and Ralph Harding in memory of the Minnesota Twins’ shortstop, Danny Thompson, the Tournament is now considered one of the leading fundraisers of its kind for cancer research.

Proceeds from the event benefit the St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute in Boise and the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota. Due to the dedicated commitment of our supporters over the years, the Tournament has raised in excess of $13.8 million which has gone directly to cancer and leukemia research.

New reporter system to study bone-regenerative medicine generated by research at the University of Minnesota's Stem Cell Institute and Masonic Cancer Center

A new reporter system used to study the bone regeneration potential of human embryonic stem cells has been generated in research led by the University of Minnesota. The new reporter system is the first of its kind for human pluripotent stem cells and is important for identifying certain agents and pathways that mediate early stages of human bone development. The research is published February 10, 2015,  in the journal Stem Cell Reports. Read more.

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