Disease/Discipline Oriented Groups

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center's Disease/Discipline Oriented Groups (DOGs) are integrated, multidisciplinary teams of expert investigators that develop, promote and conduct clinical and translational cancer research within specific disease areas or therapies.

Seventeen DOGs coordinate among members and between DOGs and Mayo Clinic Cancer Center programs to advance cohesive, integrated and collaborative clinical and translational research across the three Mayo Clinic campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Prevention and Control
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Dysproteinemia
  • Endocrine Malignancies
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancer
  • Gynecological Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Myeloid Leukemia
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Pediatric Oncology
  • Phase I Clinical Trials
  • Sarcoma
  • Melanoma

The Disease/Discipline Oriented Groups are organized to advance the process of protocol development by providing and abiding by clear criteria for scientific review that takes into account:

  • Specific rationale
  • Study design
  • Studies already in progress elsewhere
  • Adequacy of biostatistical input
  • Feasibility for completion within a reasonable time frame

The DOGs develop and employ systems for prioritizing competing protocols from all sources, including cooperative group trials and industry trials. This ensures optimal use of the Cancer Center's clinical resources for scientific purposes.

This research is conducted within the context of the Mayo Clinic Model of Care.