Advancing the Science

Mayo Clinic Medical Science Blog – an eclectic collection of research- and research education-related stories: feature stories, mini news bites, learning opportunities, profiles and more from Mayo Clinic.

Items Tagged ‘cancer research’

June 2, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Researchers develop new technique to study ‘microcancers’ and screen cancer-fighting drugs

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

A team from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering and Mayo Clinic have developed a new technique for creating “microcancer” cell cultures. It allows researchers to form hundreds of microcancers in a high-throughput format using a small, microfabricated chip, enabling direct measurement of cell health or response to drugs. It also allows […]

View full entry Comment on this

Tags: cancer research, Farhad Kosari, genomics, George Vasmatzis, Panos Anastasiadis, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


May 25, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo study finds colon cancer driven by hereditary gene mutations in 1 in 6 patients

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

A new Mayo Clinic study bolsters evidence that colorectal cancer is often imprinted in family genes and passed on from one generation to the next. In the study, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, researchers within the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine found 1 in 6 patients with colorectal cancer had an inherited cancer-related gene […]

View full entry Comment on this

Tags: cancer research, colon cancer, genetic testing, hereditary cancer, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder


January 4, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Research News Roundup – Q4 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The year 2020 was a time during which medical and many other researchers around the world focused much of their attention and effort on a single topic – the SARS-CoV-2 virus and related COVID-19 viral infection. However, other research continued, findings were published, and evidence built for improvements in health outcomes and delivery of health […]

View full entry Comment on this

Tags: antibiotic, artificial intelligence, brain, cancer research, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical research, clinical trials, collaboration, coronary artery disease


November 19, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Breast cancer accurately staged with fewer lymph nodes

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

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 […]

View full entry Comment on this

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


October 19, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 10/19/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The news media recently highlighted a range of interesting topics, featuring Mayo Clinic Research and researchers on a new way to hunt down and capture deadly brain cancer cells, MSG in food, Angelman syndrome, the connection between screen time and life expectancy, COVID-19 (of course), and much more. Read on for brief excerpts and links […]

View full entry Comment on this

Tags: acute myeloid leukemia, aging, Angelman syndrome, artificial intelligence, biomarkers, brain cancer, cancer, cancer research, Center for Digital Health, clinical trials, collaboration, COVID-19


July 9, 2020 · Leave a Comment

“Opt-Out” Policy Increases Tobacco Treatment Visits Among Cancer Patients

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara (@nicoleferrara)

Clinician investigators with Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center and Mayo Clinic Cancer Center report that automatically referring cancer patients to tobacco treatment services increases their use of this resource, while also increasing documentation of tobacco use status in the electronic health record.  Results of their pilot study were recently published in the International Journal of […]

View full entry Comment on this

Tags: cancer, cancer research, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Nicotine Dependence Center, smoking cessation, tobacco cessation


July 2, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Read About Mayo Clinic’s Latest Cancer Research in the June 2020 Issue of Forefront

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 June 2020 email newsletter highlights COVID-19 resources from Mayo Clinic: Latest news on the pandemic Why some patients may benefit from expedited breast cancer treatments […]

View full entry Comment on this

Tags: cancer, cancer research, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


Contact Us · Privacy Policy