Overview

The Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center studies the mechanisms involved in cancer development and how the immune system responds to cancer. The program also develops and tests immune therapies for cancer patients.

The Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program has two missions:

  • Discovering the mechanisms that govern the immune system's ability to encourage cancer development or to recognize and respond to cancer as a threat
  • Developing clinical trials that explore the immunobiology of cancer