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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, Matthew Clark PhD, 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


April 3rd, 2014

Volunteers Sought: People with HPV-positive Tonsil and Tongue Cancers

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

http://youtu.be/3UetqTM9P5I Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is seeking volunteers for a clinical trial for patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) positive tonsil or tongue (oropharynx) cancer whose disease has not spread outside of the neck. The purpose of the study is to find out if reducing treatment time and dosage can control the cancer while decreasing […]

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Tags: Cancer, clinical trial, Daniel Ma, head and neck cancer, HPV, tongue cancer, tonsil cancer, trial, volunteer


April 22nd, 2013

New York Hospitals Searching Genomes, Mayo has Clinic in Operation

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Readers of the New York Times today saw a nice overview story of how the leading research hospitals in the metro area are competing to use genomic and molecular tools to  attack cancers of various types. It’s always good to see the Times is keeping track of science in its own back yard. It’s all […]

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January 11th, 2013

National Research Study on Lung Cancer Prevention

By anonymous-49785 anonymous-49785

Mayo Clinic in Rochester is a member of the Cancer Prevention Network (CPN) and is participating in a national research study on lung cancer prevention. You may be eligible to participate in this research study if you: are age 45–79 . are a current or former heavy smoker. have never had cancer or have been […]

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