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February 28th, 2017

More women eligible for Herceptin, benefit uncertain

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Updated guidelines underscore need to identify the most optimal candidates for HER2-directed therapy. Changes to HER2 testing guidelines for breast cancer in 2013 significantly increased the number of patients who test positive for HER2 breast cancer, Mayo Clinic researchers have found. The researchers published their HER2 breast cancer study results online July 25, 2016, in […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, cancer research, Dr Robert Jenkins, Forefront, HER2, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


January 10th, 2017

Meet the Investigator: Jamie N. Bakkum-Gamez, M.D.

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

At the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, hundreds of researchers dedicate their professional lives to reducing the burden of cancer. Each one has a unique story. In this issue, Jamie N. Bakkum-Gamez, M.D., a gynecologic oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, discusses her research. This is one of a series of Meet the Investigator interviews […]

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Tags: Alan Bryce, cancer research, Forefront, Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, Joseph Mikhael, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Meet the Investigator, Minetta Liu, richard joseph


September 13th, 2016

What is stopping patients from enrolling in clinical trials?

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

Clinical trials are the mechanism through which new and promising therapies for safe, effective cancer treatment ultimately become available.  Not only do trials help identify new or best-practice therapeutic treatment options, but the act of participating in a trial has been shown to actually improve survival. One of the most promising areas of research to […]

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Tags: cancer research, Carmen Radecki-Breitkopf, clinical trials, CSHCD, immunotherapy, kern center, ovarian cancer, virotherapy


March 13th, 2015

Dr. Edith Perez named to Board of AACR

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Mayo Clinic physician and researcher Edith A. Perez, M.D. has been named to the Board of Directors of the American Association for Cancer Research. She is among five new members elected to serve on the AACR board for the 2015-2018 term and four members to serve on the nominating committee for the 2015-2017 term. They will […]

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Tags: AACR, American Association for Cancer Research, cancer research, Dr Edith Perez, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


October 23rd, 2014

We Can Do More! Be an Advocate for Cancer Research Funding

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

The post below was written by Toni Kay Mangskau, clinical trials referral coordinator at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society and the National Patient Advocate Foundation. September 2014 was the 10th anniversary of the death of my brother-in-law, Bruce, from cancer. I carry close to my heart a […]

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Tags: advocacy, advocate, Cancer, cancer research, research


November 22nd, 2013

Detecting and Treating Cancer Recurrence in Time

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A Mayo Clinic laboratory study has revealed a possible mechanism to stop recurrence of cancer in mice. The approach, involving screening and a second-line treatment, prevented cancer from coming back in most of the mice in the study in which recurrence would have happened. The findings appear in Nature Medicine. It’s been long known that […]

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March 25th, 2013

Mayo Team Featured in Developmental Cell

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Mark McNiven, Ph.D., is senior author on a Mayo study highlighted in the journal Developmental Cell. First author is Gina Razidlo, Ph.D., research fellow in gastroenterology. The paper, Dynamin 2 Potentiates Invasive Migration of Pancreatic Tumor Cells through Stabilization of the Rac1 GEF Vav1, is the first in an array of images on the journal’s website […]

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March 9th, 2011

Three National Cancer Research Groups to Merge

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We don’t normally go the formal announcement route here, but given the importance of this one, I’d rather you get it word for word — so here’s the release: Three National Cancer Clinical Research Cooperative Groups to Merge The American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG), Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB), and North Central […]

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