Cancer Education Center

The Stephen and Barbara Slaggie Cancer Education Center is closed for walk-in assistance and group classes to avoid transmission risk during COVID-19. Staff are available by appointment only. To schedule, call 507-266-2991 or email

See “MORE” to find recordings and classes typically offered within the Cancer Education Center in Rochester, MN. Topics include Reducing Fatigue, Moving Forward After Cancer, Nutrition and Cancer, Physical Activity, Stress Management and more!

Mar 21, 2019

Forefront: The Latest Edition of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Magazine

By Megan Roessler M. Ed., @meganroessler

bnr-forefront1Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2019

The Spring 2019 issue of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center magazine, Forefront, has arrived. Features include brief news articles about Mayo Clinic Cancer Center research, video commentary from researchers, and investigator profiles. Click here to subscribe, read this newsletter edition or view any archives.

Director's message: Expanding our translational research portfolio

The center's new SPORE grant in hepatobiliary cancer reflects Mayo Clinic's research excellence.

NCI funds SPORE for liver and bile duct cancer research

Four research projects address the urgent need to improve diagnosis and treatment of liver cancer.

Researchers pursue new strategies of CAR-T cell therapy

Preclinical findings suggest innovative methods to reduce severe toxicity and boost response rates.

Researchers ID gene types behind racial disparities in myeloma

The discoveries may help shed light on myeloma causes and improve treatment for African-Americans.

Vaccine study for HER2-positive breast cancer moves forward

Researchers hope the vaccine combined with trastuzumab can help prevent breast cancer recurrence.

New radiotherapy helps reduce cognitive damage in brain cancer

Hippocampal-avoidance whole-brain radiotherapy plus memantine spared cognition in a phase III study.

Study shows rose geranium oil eases nasal vestibulitis symptoms

Promising results from a small study on breast cancer support the need for more research.

Meet the investigator: Yi Lin, M.D., Ph.D.

In this Cancer Center video, Dr. Lin, a hematologist, discusses her career in cellular therapy research.






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