E-Newsletter - May 2022
In Memoriam


Dear Alliance Colleagues and Friends,

I am so sad to inform you that Jeff A. Sloan, PhD, passed away this week. He had been in ill health due to cancer for quite some time and passed away peacefully on May 1st with his family at his side. At the time of his death, Jeff was Professor of Biostatistics and Oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, a position that he held since 1995. Jeff was trained as a mathematical statistician, obtaining his doctorate from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 1991. He brought over 30 years of experience as a clinical trials statistical consultant and researcher to the Alliance, becoming a key leader of the Cancer Control Program. In addition to furthering the work of many others, Jeff’s research showed that simple single item measures of patient QOL domains can predict duration of survival for cancer patients. This work led to routine incorporation of QOL measures into oncology clinical practice for every patient visit at Mayo.

To be around Jeff was always to be enlightened and entertained! He was cheerful, quirky and quick with the answers that we needed to move research forward. He will be dearly missed.

We extend our sincere condolences to Jeff’s family and friends. Please see below for information from Jeff’s family concerning services.


Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD
Alliance Group Chair

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to a Memorial Fund to honor Jeff:

Online:  Please visit https://philanthropy.mayoclinic.org/donatemc and complete the online form.

  • Under “Designate my gift to...”, select “Other” and enter QHS QoL Research
  • Under “Gift Options,” check “Make this donation a tribute…”, under “In memory of” enter Dr. Jeff A. Sloan

Phone:  Please call 1-855-852-8129 to talk with a Benefactor Service Associate who can facilitate a secure gift over the telephone.

Mail:  Checks can be written directly to Mayo Clinic and mailed to the following address:

Mayo Clinic
Department of Development
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905

In the memo line of the check or on a separate piece of paper, please indicate the donation is in memory of Dr. Jeff A. Sloan and QHS QoL Research

Obituary: https://www.ranfranzandvinefh.com/obituary/644566/Jeffrey-Alan-Sloan/