Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
200 First Street SW
Rochester, Minnesota 55905
Phone: (507) 284-2511
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Rochester, Minnesota is part of the Mayo Clinic health system. Mayo Clinic is the first (and largest) integrated, non-profit group practice in the world treating more than half a million patients each year. It is also a non-profit group made up of more than 3,300 physicians, scientists, and researchers as well as 46,000 allied health staff working at Mayo Clinic sites around the country. In addition to Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic has sites in Jacksonville, Florida, and Scottsdale, Arizona. The Mayo Clinic is affiliated with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG), the Cancer Prevention Network (CPN), the Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups, Inc. (CNCCG), and the Minnesota Cancer Alliance (MCA).
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center made up of the Rochester, Minnesota campus, the Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona campus, and the Jacksonville , Florida campus. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is one of 61 U.S. medical centers that have been named National Cancer Institute cancer centers, and one of 39 cancer centers that have met the rigorous standards for designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center treats all types of cancer and sees more than 19,500 new cancer patients each year, making Mayo Clinic Cancer Center one of the largest cancer treatment facilities in the U.S. The scientists of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center are actively involved in providing hundreds of clinical trials for cancer patients as well as additional trials through cooperative research agreements with the National Cancer Institute and numerous other clinical trial groups. Mayo Clinic receives more than $100 million in competitive peer review grants each year and it has 12 major cancer research programs in place.
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Rochester, Minnesota houses the Mayo Clinic Thoracic Surgery Division, formed in 1915. The Thoracic Surgery Division is one of the largest in the country. Made up of a group of five board-certified general chest surgeons, the chest surgery team provides comprehensive diagnosis and surgical care to cancer patients with diseases of the chest wall and mediastinum, diaphragm, esophagus, lungs, and trachea. The team of pathologists, oncologists, diagnostic specialists, and surgeons diagnose and treat mesothelioma using VATS biopsy, and extrapleural pneumonectomy, and Talc pleurodesis. The majority of procedures are performed at St. Mary’s Hospital, which is fully accredited by the Joint Commission.