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December 31, 2020

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

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

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

10 non-COVID conversation starters for your virtual holiday party

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

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 2, 2020

Conquering cancer by targeting its genetic abnormalities

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

Joanne Garnett has harrowing memories of that life-changing day back in 1981. She was a 39-year-old land use planner living in Wyoming when she received a call from her doctor confirming she had uterine cancer.  “I was shocked, and it was strange because I didn’t fit any profile for uterine cancer,” Garnett recalls. “I got a […]

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Tags: BRCA2, breast cancer, cancer genomics, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical research, DNA, gene mutation, genetic testing, hereditary cancer, Lynch syndrome, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder


November 30, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 11/30/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Many of you may feel like it’s been a really long time since the last update, but in reality, it’s been 7 days. Thanksgiving in 2020 and the fretting related to the holiday – amplified 100-fold by COVID-19 – may have made this past week seem unusually long. But at Mayo Clinic, research has continued, […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, arthritis, breast cancer, clinical trials, COVID-19, gene varient, genetic counseling, health disparities, Kannan Ramar, Nathan Boddicker, Nathan Delafield, News of the Week


November 19, 2020

Breast cancer accurately staged with fewer lymph nodes

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

When a person is diagnosed with breast cancer, surgery can be their first treatment. Other times, their clinician will prescribe chemotherapy before surgery, called neoadjuvant chemotherapy. In both cases, for patients with clinically negative nodes at presentation, surgeons will determine at the time of surgery how far the cancer has spread by removing and examining […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Brittany Murphy, cancer research, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, chemotherapy, Judy Boughey, lymphatic system, lymphedema, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, oncology, residency program


November 2, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 11/2/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

If you spend any time reading or listening to health care news, you know that some of the same stories are still making their way around the world as last week or even from several weeks back. You may see some repeats from a different news outlet here, but we hope that most of the […]

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Tags: Adrian Vella, Amy Oxentenko, artificial intelligence, breast cancer, cancer, cardiology, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical research, COVID-19, depression, education, gastroenterology


August 20, 2020

Could population genetic screening improve public health?

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

Hereditary BRCA-related breast and ovarian cancer, Lynch syndrome and familial hypercholesterolemia are estimated to be relatively prevalent in the general population but poorly found using traditional risk screening. In a typical medical practice, genetic testing for these conditions is based on personal or family history, ethnic background or other demographic characteristics, that may not always […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer genomics, Center for Individualized Medicine, genetic testing, genetics, hereditary cancer, hereditary diseases, Lynch syndrome, Matthew Ferber, ovarian cancer, population health


August 14, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news 8/14/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

While much of the news around health care research is COVID-19 related, Mayo Clinic researchers are hard at work across the entire spectrum of health and health care delivery. Our multidisciplinary research teams are seeking ways to improve outcomes, lower costs and enhance the experience of patients, providers and caregivers. Read on for snippets of […]

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Tags: aging, Andrew Badley, antibodies, breast cancer, chemotherapy, Clifford Jack Jr., clinical research, clinical trials, COVID-19, Devon Rubin, Eugenia Trushina, Grzegorz Nowakowski


January 7, 2020

Research News Roundup–December 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

December’s Research News Roundup highlights a number of advancements in understanding and treating different cancers, including blood, breast and gastrointestinal; in addition to other research news from Mayo Clinic. The Roundup also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Study finds less-aggressive chemotherapy after initial treatment for metastatic colorectal […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cancer genomics, CAR-T, cardiovascular medicine, chemotherapy, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, hematology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


December 30, 2019

Research highlights from Florida – fruitful in 2019

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Florida sunshine doesn’t just contribute to big, juicy oranges. In 2019, Florida was a hotbed of growth for Mayo Clinic Research, with 11.8% more funding leading to new capabilities such as ex vivo perfusion for lungs – leading to more available for transplant, and carbon ion therapy for cancer – currently not available to patients in the U.S. Read on for more on these and other practice transforming activities.

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Tags: artificial intelligence, biopsy, breast cancer, cancer, cancer vaccine, carbon ion therapy, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trials, ex vivo lung perfusion, immunology, Keith Knutson, lung cancer


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