The Stephen and Barbara Slaggie Family Cancer Education Center offers free education and support to cancer patients and their support network at all Mayo Clinic sites.

Our mission is to assist in the removal of nonclinical barriers to care and enhance the patient learning experience through educating all relevant audiences on cancer prevention, risks, screening, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and end-of-life care.

Resources include:

  • Educational offerings
  • Patient education materials
  • Information for family members and caregivers
  • Lodging and financial guidance
  • Online education and support

Patient Education

Our Patient Educators provide personalized education focused on symptom control and survivorship through a variety of educational offerings. Our offerings include live classes, therapeutic activities, self-paced courses, and more.

Patient Navigation

Our Patient Navigators provide nonclinical support to patients and caregivers. We have general and population specific Patient Navigators available to help identify and reduce barriers to care, such as transportation, financial concerns, and lodging needs.

Educational Materials

Our educational materials are available for Mayo Clinic patients at all sites. Visit us on the Rochester, MN campus or contact us to request materials to be mailed or sent through your patient portal.

Contact Us

Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time


     Gonda Building, lobby level (Rochester, MN)

Stephen and Barbara Slaggie, along with their four children, provide philanthropic leadership through the Slaggie Family Foundation. The foundation has a major commitment to education. Empowering patients through cancer education, our center serves as a focal point for information and inspiration.