Cancer Education Center

Welcome to the Slaggie Family Cancer Education Center page. Our goal is to empower patients and their supporters to become active partners in their health care by providing relevant information, increasing knowledge and learning from one another’s experiences. Follow the Cancer Education Center page and stay up-to-date as we post accurate and timely cancer-related information on topics such as cancer prevention, risks, treatments, clinical trials, end-of-life care, and survivorship. No matter where you are in your journey, we are here to help.


12194940_901552096598286_6128883417724568421_oThe Stephen and Barbara Slaggie Family Cancer Education Center of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is located in Rochester, Minnesota. The center offers classes to support cancer patients, their caregivers, staff and the public during diagnosis, treatment and life after treatment. For current classes, download a PDF of the Cancer Education Center newsletter, Happenings

The center team includes a cancer educators, librarian, and American Cancer Society Patient Navigators who are available to help patients and the public:

  • Learn about cancer prevention and detection.
  • Find out more about a cancer diagnosis.
  • Explore treatment options and how to manage treatment-related side effects.
  • Connect to educational sessions and support groups.
  • Address survivorship issues.
  • Locate additional support resources, such as financial assistance, lodging, transportation, wigs and prosthetics.

To contact the Slaggie Family Cancer Education Center in Minnesota, call 507-266-9288 or visit us on the lobby level of the Gonda Building, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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