Lucie Turcotte

New MCC-led study finds cell donor’s socioeconomic status shapes cancer treatment outcomes

Published in PNAS, a research team led by Masonic Cancer Center and University of Minnesota Medical School scientists demonstrated that the socioeconomic status (SES) of cell donors affects the health outcomes of blood cancer patients who…
Dr. Ghebre named new dean in UMN Medical School

MCC's Dr. Rahel Ghebre named new Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

We are thrilled to announce that the Masonic Cancer Center's Dr. Rahel Ghebre has been named the new Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the U of M Medical School. Dr. Ghebre brings a wealth of experience and a visionary approach to this…
The MCC-Mayo partnership team poses in the atrium at the Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building, one of MCC's research buildings.

Masonic Cancer Center and Mayo Clinic partner to revolutionize individualized cancer treatment

Cancer is the second leading cause of disease-associated death in the U.S. Although more patients are living longer and higher-quality lives as cancer survivors, the most used cancer treatments can cause serious medical problems. These…
Professor Michael Garwood (right) and colleague Ben Parkinson (left) pose standing on either side of the portable MRI machine.

National working group featuring MCC scientists releases landmark ethical guidance for new portable MRI brain research

MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, has transformed neuroscience research and medical diagnoses over the past 50 years. During that time, research participants and patients alike have had to travel to the scanner. With the aim of making…
Tara Rick

Talking cancer survivorship with Dr. Tara Rick

June is National Cancer Survivors Month. This month we sat down with Tara Rick, PhD, PA-C, research associate in Cancer Survivorship and practicing physician assistant in Hematology and Oncology, to chat about cancer survivorship research…
Chris Pennell and M-ASCEND students explore a laboratory cold room.

Training the next generation of cancer doctors, researchers, and care providers

Equipping and exciting the next generation of health care professionals and researchers is a huge priority in cancer research and care. And at MCC, we’re doubling down on dedicating a large portion of our energy to STEM-related training…
Dr. Jordan Mattson

Talking various aspects of gynecologic cancers with Dr. Jordan Mattson

May is National Women's Health Awareness Month. This month we sat down with Dr. Jordan Mattson, gynecologic oncologist at the University of Minnesota, to chat about an array of topics, including the various types of gynecologic cancers,…
Lucie Turcotte

MCC names new Survivorship Program director

After a cancer diagnosis there is often a lifelong change to health and lifestyle that have long term consequences for a cancer survivor, their families, and loved ones. At the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, we’re…
Dr. Douglas Yee

Dr. Douglas Yee to step down as Masonic Cancer Center director leaving lasting legacy

Earlier this week, Masonic Cancer Center Director, Douglas Yee, MD, announced his intent to step down as director. Please see the announcement below from Vice President for Clinical Affairs, Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD.Colleagues,
Frank Ondrey

Critial aspects of head and neck cancers with Dr. Frank Ondrey

April is Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Month. This month we sat down with MCC’s Dr. Frank Ondrey, a leading head and neck cancer surgeon and otolaryngologist at the University of Minnesota, to chat about critical insights into the…