Masonic Cancer Center at University of Minnesota

Masonic Center

“Best Hospitals” cancer-care rank: 37

“Best Hospitals” cancer-care score: 55.7/100

Founded: 1991

Beds: 814

Clinicians/researchers: 500




Research focus: 

Prevention and etiology, carcinogenesis and chemoprevention, genetic mechanisms of cancer, tumor microenvironment, immunology, cell signaling, and transplant biology and therapy.


Clinic at-a-glance:

Masonic Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. It is heavily oriented around cancer research – everything from laboratory research on how cells and genes affect cancer to clinical research of new drugs and methods to treat cancer. The center is credited with helping redefine the way cancer is treated, and patients enjoy access to some of the most advanced research-based treatment options and early-phased clinical trials, many of which are available nowhere else.