Cancer (Oncology)

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When cancer enters your life, you have a powerful ally in University of Minnesota Physicians. We bring together a team of world-class cancer specialists to focus on your individual needs. You can meet with our cancer doctors at the Masonic Cancer Clinic at University of Minnesota Medical Center and at other convenient locations. You can trust us to provide nonbiased, evidence-based information while supporting you in your treatment decisions.

As faculty of the University of Minnesota Medical School, our physicians also research and teach the newest and most effective approaches to combat – and cure – cancer. We bring that in-depth expertise to your cancer treatment. Our combined emphasis on clinical care, research and education places us at the forefront of innovation in cancer care, with a shared vision to treat and prevent cancer.


  • Adult and childhood cancer treatments
  • Brain Cancer
  • Bone and soft tissue cancer treatments
  • Chemotherapy
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Digital mammography
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Ultrasound
  • Genetic counseling
  • Fertility preservation
  • Integrated holistic health
  • Limb-saving cancer surgery
  • Lung Cancer
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Nutrition education
  • Pain management
  • Palliative care
  • Radiation therapy
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Services coordination
  • Social services
  • Support groups
  • Surgery with radiation therapy
  • Treatment side-effects management

Clinics & Providers

Specialty highlights

World-renowned leadership
Consistently ranked among the top 50 providers in the country by U.S. News & World Report for cancer, UMPhysicians and University of Minnesota Medical Center work with doctors across town and the nation to provide accurate, quick diagnosis and breakthrough solutions for treating cancer.

A team approach
Our doctors work in teams focused on a specific tumor type, such as breast cancer, lung cancer or prostate cancer. Your team might include a cancer specialist, surgeon, radiation oncologist, pathology specialist and nurse coordinator. Teams meet regularly to review your progress and adjust your treatment as needed. Our cancer care team also can connect you with dieticians, social workers, patient advocates and support groups.

Convenient, coordinated care
You’ll receive expert, compassionate care through your entire cancer experience, from diagnosis to treatment to long-term follow-up or palliative care. Many appointments take place at the Masonic Cancer Clinic, which includes laboratory, chemotherapy and pharmacy services and offers easy access to diagnostic imaging. You can also see our cancer doctors at University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics. We offer specialized clinics for cancer pain management, radiation, surgery, long-term follow-up, and palliative care.

Innovative treatments
Our doctors conduct research as members of the Masonic Cancer Center -- one of only two comprehensive cancer centers in Minnesota – bringing together experienced academic researchers and clinicians to focus on cancer. Teams work across disciplines to develop the next generation of therapies for specific types of cancer. You’ll benefit from the most current diagnostic technologies and treatments.

Leading research
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) first designated the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, a Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1998. The Masonic Cancer Center is one of only 40 institutions in the United States to hold this designation, and is the only one in the Twin Cities area. The distinction is awarded only to institutions that make ongoing significant advances in cancer research, treatment and education.


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Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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