Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is one of the largest cancer centers in the United States. Each year, Mayo Clinic evaluates more than 25,000 patients with diverse solid tumors and hematological disorders. In addition, Mayo Clinic evaluates a significant number of patients with nonmalignant hematologic disorders, including thrombocytosis, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia and anemia. Fellows play an important role in caring for patients.
Mayo Clinic actively participates in clinical trials of newer therapies for malignant disorders, including many phase I and phase II trials. In addition to intramural protocols, other trials involve cooperative efforts with a variety of groups, including:
- Children's Cancer Study Group
- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
- Gynecologic Oncology Group
- North Central Cancer Treatment Group
- Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
A cancer research building houses senior basic cancer research investigators who interact closely with staff and fellows from the Division of Hematology/Oncology. Mayo Clinic also operates a regional hemophilia center with a coagulation laboratory that has very diverse clinical and research pursuits.
In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are well-regarded in their fields.
Many staff hematologists and oncologists serve as tutors. Their various backgrounds offer a rich diversity of clinical expertise. You have direct access to hematology/oncology faculty members throughout your time in the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.
June 17, 2015