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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…
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Masonic Cancer Center receives $20.4M over five years with comprehensive cancer center status renewal

Late last summer we were thrilled to announce that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) renewed its designation of the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota (MCC), as a comprehensive cancer center after a highly competitive and…
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Outreach and engagement: Colleagues come together to improve community care

This article first appeared on MCC's Oncology Live Strategic Alliance Partnership page and was written by Megan Hollasch.  Taking part in community outreach and engagement conversations centered around key matters affecting National…
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Meet MCC’s Community Outreach and Engagement team

As Minnesota’s cancer center, the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, works every day to advance knowledge, enhance care, and ensure that anyone facing a cancer journey has the support and resources they need.
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10,000 Families Study receives $12M from NCI to continue studying cancer risk from environmental exposures to radon, PFAS

A University of Minnesota-based team leading the 10,000 Families Study recently received a grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that funds continued investigation of environmental exposures and cancer risk in Minnesota. 
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Talking cervical cancer awareness and health equity with Masonic Cancer Center's Dr. Rahel Ghebre

Cervical cancer was once a leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. Thanks to screening and prevention measures, today, the impact of this form of cancer has been greatly reduced. However, nearly 14,500 women in the U.…
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What are cancer clinical trials, and why are they so important?

Cancer’s impact on Minnesotans is no secret. Nearly half of all Minnesotans will be diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening cancer during their lifetimes. One out of four Minnesotans die of cancer. And cancer is the leading cause of…
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Carol Lange, PhD, receives Wall of Scholarship Award

The Wall of Scholarship, located in the Phillips-Wangensteen Building, is a physical representation of the excellent research conducted at the University of Minnesota. The Wall was founded to promote research excellence and helps inspire…
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Masonic Cancer Center announces the appointment of Dr. Rahel Ghebre to newly created leadership role

Rahel Ghebre, MD, MPH, has been appointed to the leadership team of the Twin Cities’ only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated comprehensive cancer center as the inaugural Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
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Masonic Cancer Center invited to participate in a ASCO/ACCC diversity-based pilot project  

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) recently announced that the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, was chosen as one of 75 research sites to participate in a…