The Gastrointestinal Cancer Program of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center researches the pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, prognosis and treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies to reduce their incidence and to increase survival and improve quality of life for patients.

The Gastrointestinal Cancer Program focuses on two research themes:

  • Mechanisms of carcinogenesis and tumor biology
  • Early detection and prevention

The program also has a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant for pancreatic cancer.