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September 11, 2019

Targeting therapy to each patient’s unique cancer

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Article by Sara Damore As DNA sequencing technology helps bring genetic factors driving disease into focus, researchers have developed new cancer therapies to target a patient’s unique cancer, especially for those who do not respond to standard therapy. Funda Meric-Bernstam, M.D., a physician-scientist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, will speak on Decision Support  for Precision […]

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Tags: Alan Bryce, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trials, DNA, genomics, hematology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, oncology, personalized medicine


August 21, 2019

Regenerative Medicine Minnesota: Executing big hairy audacious goals

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

The excitement at the 2019 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota meeting was palpable. Health care providers, scientists, educators, students, lawmakers and life sciences entrepreneurs mobilized to celebrate the BHAG—big hairy audacious goals in transforming health care. The BHAG challenge: develop new solutions and innovations that establish Minnesota as a world class leader and destination for advancing regenerative medicine into […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, education, Jakub Tolar, maternal and fetal medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, research, Saranya Wyles


July 2, 2019

Research News Roundup-June 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Study finds value in physician-patient outcome assessment process Sometimes a physician thinks the outcome of a patient’s treatment is a great success. […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, ASCO, brain cancer, brain tumor, breast cancer, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, celiac disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, education, Gianrico Farrugia


June 5, 2019

Mayo Clinic at ASCO 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Every year the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) hosts a gathering of cancer researchers and clinicians from around the world to teach and learn from each other, sharing their research and innovations in patient care. ASCO’s mission is “conquering cancer through research education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care” – a theme […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer prevention, CAR-T, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, DNA, genetics, Hao Xie, hematology, Katharine Price, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma


May 31, 2019

Mayo Clinic practice transforming research at AcademyHealth’s #ARM19

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting, June 2-4, 2019, in Washington, D.C., showcases “Today’s research driving tomorrow’s outcomes.” It is an ideal venue to share research findings from across the continuum of health care delivery. The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery drives practice transformation at Mayo […]

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Tags: AcademyHealth, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, research education


May 29, 2019

Celebrate World No Tobacco Day — Learn About the NCI Cancer Center Cessation Initiative at Mayo Clinic

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara

The World Health Organization recognizes Friday, May, 31, as World No Tobacco Day – the perfect time to celebrate Mayo Clinic’s participation in the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Cessation Initiative.  Launched in 2017 as part of the NCI Cancer Moonshot program, the long-term goal of this initiative is to help cancer centers build and […]

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Tags: cancer, David Warner, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, tobacco cessation


May 20, 2019

Leading and learning in neurological research

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Mayo shares neurological research and advancements at AAN meeting Among more than 15,000 attendees at the 2019 American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4-10, Mayo Clinic had a strong presence. Mayo scientists and clinicians led 38 courses and gave 84 lectures at the world’s largest gathering of neurologists. Nearly 60 Mayo […]

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Tags: Alejandro Rabinstein, Allen Aksamit, Alyx Porter, Angelman syndrome, autoimmune disorder, brain tumor, Bryan Neth, Christopher Boes, Claudia Lucchinetti, David Dodick, Diego Carvalho, Eugene Scharf


March 1, 2019

Mayo Clinic advancing the science of health care delivery at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 40th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

For more than 150 years, Mayo Clinic has pursued continuous improvements in health and health care delivery. The Mayo Clinic Robert D. Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery is Mayo’s innovative driver for change, building on this strong history of taking a scientific approach to compassionate care. It brings together a unique, multidisciplinary […]

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Tags: Amy Foxx-Orenstein, Barbara Bruce, cancer, Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, Eleshia Morrison, Gloria Petersen, Gretchen Ames, Joseph Furst, Karen Grothe, Lila Rutten, Manpreet Mundi, Maria Lapid


January 24, 2019

Golden era in medicine: Regenerative medicine symposium looks to the future

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Practice advancements, scientific discoveries, product development and access to care were just a few of the topics featured at the 2018 Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery, held earlier this month in Scottsdale, Ariz. Over 200 providers, scientists, educators, students, entrepreneurs and patient advocates were in attendance to share knowledge and discuss how science driven […]

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Tags: Atta Behfar, Center for Regenerative Medicine, regenerative medicine, Richard Hayden, stem cells, Wyatt Decker


December 5, 2018

Two minutes to win it

By Lynda de Widt Lynda de Widt

Nine teams of Mayo Clinic employees pitched their ideas for health care innovations at the second annual Alligator Tank competition at the Mayo Clinic Florida campus on November 14, 2018.  Each team was given 120 seconds to explain their solution to a problem in the medical field before a live audience and a panel of […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, entrepreneurship


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