Department and Faculty
Mayo Clinic operates 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. You will play an important role in the care of these 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 Oncologic Group
- North Central Cancer Treatment Group
- Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
A cancer research building houses senior basic cancer research investigators who interact closely with the 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 of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are well regarded in their field. Many staff hematologists and oncologists serve as tutors. Their various backgrounds offer a rich diversity of clinical expertise. You will have direct access to these individuals throughout your training program.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during noon and/or morning lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You will be encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.