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Wed, May 24 6:13am · Meet the researcher - Alex Adjei, M.D., Ph.D.: The Power of Hope

There’s a reason Mayo Clinic oncologist Alex A. Adjei, M.D., Ph.D., spends so much time in the lab testing molecular solutions to cancer — it gives his patients hope. When Dr. Adjei started as a lung cancer specialist about 20 years ago, patients with [...]

Tue, Apr 18 9:30am · Attack the Gap--New Immunotherapy May Help the Body Fight Ovarian Cancer

It was only when Kathi Schroeder took to the bone-chilling streets of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on her bike last January that she noticed something was not right. “I was having trouble breathing; just taking a deep breath was difficult,” she remembers. Kathi went to her local doctor’s [...]

Mon, Apr 17 9:34am · Mayo Clinic researchers use zebrafish to identify potential treatment for pediatric cancer

Using a novel zebrafish model, Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a molecule called GAB2 that is highly represented in the malignant cells of many patients with neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is a cancer that develops from immature neural cells found in several areas of the body. The researchers believe [...]

Wed, Mar 1 3:11am · More women eligible for Herceptin, benefit uncertain

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 [...]

Tue, Feb 28 3:38am · Researchers identify unique breast microbiome

A team of Mayo Clinic researchers has identified evidence of bacteria in breast tissue and found differences between women with and without breast cancer. These research findings were published in the August 3, 2016, issue of Scientific Reports. [...]

Thu, Feb 16 8:00am · Drug combo safe for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

  Drugs targeting the P13K-mTOR pathway add benefit when combined with standard R-CHOP therapy.   The drug everolimus can be safely combined with R-CHOP for new, untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, according to the results of a pilot study by Mayo Clinic [...]

Dec 29, 2016 · Drug combo stems tumor growth in lung cancer

Researchers on Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, have shut down one of the most common and lethal forms of lung cancer by combining the rheumatoid arthritis drug auranofin with an experimental targeted agent. The combination therapy worked in a laboratory study to stop lung [...]

Dec 15, 2016 · Combination therapy improves survival in adults with glioma

Radiation plus three-drug combo boosts progression-free survival and overall survival. Patients with a low-grade type of brain tumor called glioma who received radiation therapy plus a chemotherapy regimen, including procarbazine, lomustine and vincristine (PCV), experienced a longer progression-free survival and overall [...]

Oct 23, 2014 · We Can Do More! Be an Advocate for Cancer Research Funding

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 [...]

Apr 3, 2014 · Volunteers Sought: People with HPV-positive Tonsil and Tongue Cancers

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 [...]
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