The goal of the Neuro-Oncology Program of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is to identify prevention and treatment strategies that improve the survival and quality of life for patients with primary brain tumors.

The Neuro-Oncology Program focuses on three areas of research:

  • Identifying risk factors that lead to primary brain tumor initiation and progression
  • Identifying and assessing new biomarkers to diagnose brain tumors, and determining the prognosis and predicting the response of brain tumor patients to therapy
  • Developing new interventions that improve overall survival, reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life for patients with brain tumors