Minnesota Cancer Centers Partnership Award

 The objective of the Minnesota Cancer Centers Partnership Award is to enhance research and collaboration between the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center and Mayo Clinic Cancer Center by leveraging our combined strengths to create synergy.

These projects have the potential to impact our understanding of mechanisms of cancer development or progression, in research that takes a clinical observation to the laboratory to study novel cancer mechanisms, or in research leading to novel approaches in cancer diagnosis, prevention or treatment.

A minimum of two co-investigators (each with a faculty appointment) are required, one who must be a Masonic Cancer Center member and one who must be a Mayo Clinic Cancer Center member. Each investigator receives a $50,000 internal grant award from his/her institution.


Aurora-A Drives Progesterone Receptor-Dependent Emergence of Breast Cancer Stemness
Masonic Cancer Center Investigator: Carol Lange, PhD, Medical School, Department of Medicine
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Investigator: Antonino D'Assoro, MD, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology