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January 19, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Rare esophageal cancer hits younger patients especially hard

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Esophageal cancer is relatively rare, making up only about 1% of cancer cases diagnosed each year in the U.S. Mayo Clinic researchers have found that esophageal adenocarcinoma, a type of esophageal cancer, has been rising in incidence over the past 40 years, particularly among people under 50. More concerning is that these younger patients tend […]

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, colon cancer, Don Codipilly, esophageal cancer, gastroenterology, hepatology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Prasad Iyer


January 11, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 1/11/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

In the news you’ll find Mayo Clinic research and faculty cited on a variety of topics including women’s health, patient consent, migraine, palliative care and of course COVID-19. Opinion: Preventing Alzheimer’s in Women Requires a Lifespan Approach Being patient, 1/8/2021 Carolee Lee of WHAM! (Women’s Health Access Matters) and Michelle M. Mielke at the Specialized […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Amy Kotsenas, artificial intelligence, Barrett's esophagus, COVID-19, data science, esophageal cancer, Frank Porreca, gene mutation, genetic testing, Hilary DuBrock, lung cancer


December 31, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 12/31/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Following are headlines and story excerpts highlighting Mayo Clinic Research and research faculty the last part of December 2020. Read on for advancements and information on esophageal cancer, antibiotic risks for babies and toddlers, a Mayo inductee into the Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, and several other stories, including a slew of COVID-19 […]

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Tags: antibiotic, Barrett's esophagus, breast cancer, clinical trials, Destination Medical Center, epidemiology, esophageal cancer, heart disease, hereditary cancer, Katherine Zeratsky, Matthew Goetz, News of the Week


December 30, 2020 · Leave a Comment

10 non-COVID conversation starters for your virtual holiday party

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Holiday gatherings have gone virtual this year, but one thing hasn’t changed: the social pressure to find interesting things to say to our relatives. Whether on the phone, or staring blankly at Auntie Carol over Zoom, we all dread that moment of uncomfortable silence. Well fear no more. Everyone likes to talk about their health […]

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Tags: ALS, Alzheimer's disease, Barrett's esophagus, brain surgery, breast cancer, cancer, COPD, endometrial cancer, esophageal cancer, heart attack, individualized medicine, regenerative medicine


December 21, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 12/21/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Mid-December, many people are focused on activities and information related to the holidays. The news media are no exception, with very little attention paid to health care research, unless it has a holiday hook. As a result, news is slim about various advancements in understanding, treating and preventing disease. Nonetheless, Mayo Clinic Research and researchers […]

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Tags: ADHD, antibodies, artificial intelligence, Barrett's esophagus, Brian Lacy, cancer, cardiovascular disease, clinical trials, COVID-19, data science, epidemiology, esophageal cancer


June 25, 2020 · Leave a Comment

“Sponge on a String” Test for Barrett’s Esophagus and Esophageal Cancer Continues to Show Promise

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara (@nicoleferrara)

Mayo Clinic researchers have confirmed the accuracy of a minimally invasive method to detect and help prevent esophageal cancer in patients at risk for Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer.  Results of their study have been published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. In Barrett’s esophagus, tissue in the esophagus is replaced by tissue similar to […]

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, biomarkers, cancer, cancer screening, esophageal cancer, gastroenterology, gastrointestinal cancer, John Kisiel, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Health System, National Cancer Institute, Prasad Iyer


September 27, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Read the Latest Research News from Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara (@nicoleferrara)

Forefront is the complimentary magazine of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. Published in email and online newsletter editions quarterly, Forefront highlights Mayo Clinic’s cutting-edge cancer research and the latest Cancer Center news. The September 2019 issue features: Director’s message: Recognition for a job well doneAfter a rigorous review, NCI has renewed Mayo Clinic Cancer Center’s […]

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, breast cancer, chemotherapy, Donald Northfelt, Forefront, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, myeloma, National Cancer Institute, pancreatic cancer


June 29, 2018 · Leave a Comment

New molecular test employs sponge on a string to detect esophageal cancer

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have developed a new, minimally invasive method to detect and help prevent esophageal cancer in patients at risk for Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer. Their study documenting the discovery and validation of novel methylated markers along with results of a pilot study have been published and are available online in the […]

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Prasad Iyer


February 8, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Improving health globally by studying health locally

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Mayo Clinic has been partnering with Olmsted Medical Center and several other regional health care providers for more than 50 years in an initiative called the Rochester Epidemiology Project. This collaboration stretches across 27 counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin, allowing researchers to study health and illnesses in the people living in the region or in […]

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, blood clots, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, ophthalmology, osteoporosis, population health, Rochester Epidemiology Project


March 17, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Would You Get Screened for Cancer if You Could Do It At the Mall Instead of at the Hospital?

By Jon Ebbert Jon Ebbert (@jonebbertmd)

Chronic heartburn can cause esophageal cancer. But people who suffer from heartburn often don’t get screened for cancer, and the results can be deadly. Heartburn can lead to a condition called “Barrett’s esophagus.” Barrett’s esophagus is a strong, and only known, risk factor for cancer of the esophagus.   New research conducted in collaboration with […]

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus


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