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May 18th, 2017

Meet the researcher – Betty Kim, M.D., Ph.D.: Harnessing Nanotechnology to Study Cancer

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

When you are a driven neurosurgeon but not a morning person, sometimes it’s about your socks. “I lose no time matching,” says Mayo Clinic’s Betty Kim, M.D., Ph.D. “They’re all the same color, so I can get an extra minute of sleep.” Yet, in her daily work, misplaced colors are critical. Dr. Kim is trained […]

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Tags: Betty Kim, cancer, Florida, Forefront, Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, nanomedicine, neurosurgeon, oncology


May 8th, 2017

When medical literature is sparse or not clear, where do doctors turn?

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Mayo research shows surgery adds years for kidney cancer patients It started with anecdotal evidence. Mayo Clinic urologist Bradley Leibovich, M.D., says he had long seen indications that surgically removing secondary tumor growths, called metastases, in patients with kidney cancer would result in a longer life expectancy. However, studies on the subject were not conclusive, […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Brad Leibovich, Dr. Harras Zaid, Dr. M. Hassan Murad, health care delivery, Kern Center, kidney cancer, Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, medical research, meta analysis, surgery


April 27th, 2017

Developing new tests to find and defeat cancer at its earliest stages

By susanbuckles susanbuckles

Mammography and other screening tools have made great strides in finding cancer early, when it is most likely to be successfully treated. However, some early-stage cancers are missed by conventional screening and are only detected when symptoms occur. Mayo Clinic and other research institutions are wondering: could a blood test complement current practice to improve […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Dr. Celine Vachon, Dr. Fergus Couch, Dr. Minetta Liu, Precision Medicine


February 1st, 2017

The role of Internet resources in clinical oncology: promises and challenges

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

In a new article published in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, learn how Internet trends among oncology patients and those that care about them are changing. Co-authored by Lila Rutten, Ph.D., Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Scientific Director for Population Health Science in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E.  Kern Center for the […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Lila Rutten, Internet usage, Kern Center, oncology, patient education, Science of health care delivery


January 19th, 2017

Stereotactic radiosurgery is best for some brain tumors

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Shift in practice may reserve whole-brain radiation for patients with extensive disease. Patients with three or fewer metastatic brain tumors who received treatment with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) had less cognitive deterioration three months after treatment than did patients who received SRS combined with whole-brain radiation therapy. This finding is among the results of a federally […]

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Tags: brain tumor, cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Paul D. Brown, stereotactic radiosurgery


December 1st, 2016

State-of-the-art nanomedicine research launched

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

With support from the state of Florida, Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida, has opened a state-of-the-art laboratory for nanotechnology research, an emerging field of science that studies and applies materials that are the size of an atom. The laboratory is a key part of Mayo Clinic’s new Translational Nanomedicine Program. The goal is to […]

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Tags: cancer, Debabrata Mukhopadhyay, Dev Mukhopadhyay, Florida, Gianrico Farrugia, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, nanomedicine, nanotechnology


November 17th, 2016

Aspirin use may help prevent bile duct cancer

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Bile duct cancer is an uncommon cancer that forms in the slender tubes (bile ducts) that carry digestive fluid through the liver. Bile duct cancer occurs mostly in people older than age 50. Symptoms include yellowing of the skin and eyes, intense itchiness of the skin, and white stools. Bile duct cancer is an aggressive […]

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Tags: bile duct cancer, cancer, Lewis Roberts, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


December 15th, 2014

Mayo Clinic Plugs Into Drug Discovery

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

The research laboratory of Mayo Clinic pediatric oncologist Richard J. Bram, M.D., Ph.D., was enjoying the kind of success many researchers hope for. His team in Rochester, Minnesota, had long been interested in studying brain tumors, particularly those in children. “They’re the second most common malignancy in children, but the development of cures has lagged,” […]

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Tags: biomarkers, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic, research


December 4th, 2014

Biomarker Discovery: Staying One Step Ahead of Cancer

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Four researchers at Mayo Clinic combined their talents to spur a “bedside to bench” movement that takes the issues they face in the clinic back to the laboratory in the hopes of discovering biomarkers to help specific patients facing difficult medical problems. George Vasmatzis, Ph.D., co-director of Mayo Clinic’s Biomarker Discovery Program in the Center […]

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Tags: biomarkers, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Discovery's Edge, research, Rochester


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


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