Rochester, Minnesota


cahanson@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Dr. Hanson is a hematopathologist with a research focus on chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and the myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). He has played a key role in the development of novel flow cytometry assays to detect minimal residual disease in CLL and the application of laboratory-based prognostic risk factors. His current interest in CLL is focused on monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis and its relationship to CLL. He works closely with the CLL and Lymphoma groups. Dr. Hanson also has a long-standing interest in the MPNs. He has worked with an international group regarding the classification of the MPNs and works closely with the Myeloproliferative group at Mayo.


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Primary Appointment

  1. Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology


  1. Resident - Anatomic and Clinical Pathology University of Minnesota
  2. Chief Resident - Anatomic and Clinical Pathology University of Minnesota
  3. Fellow - Hematopathology University of Minnesota
  4. MD Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
  5. BS Nebraska Wesleyan University

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