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January 24, 2023

Florida Research growth and advancements in 2022

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

Highlights of Research activities at Mayo Clinic in Florida were included in a Mayo Clinic government relations report to the State of Florida last month. Florida Research continues to grow at a rapid pace. New programs in cancer and biotherapeutics; additional space on campus; significant scientific discoveries in cancer and the neurosciences; and a new […]

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Tags: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory, cancer, CAR-T cell therapy, Center for Regenerative Biotherapeutics, chimeric antigen receptor therapy, Hong Qin, Keith Knutson, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, neurosurgery, Tushar Patel


January 19, 2023

What is value-based care and why does it matter?

By Vincent Jacobbi Vincent Jacobbi (@vjmayo)

As health care costs continue to skyrocket, hospitals and those seeking care are working to find a way to create the best value for the patient’s money. Value is commonly defined as quality divided by cost, with quality describing the outcome of care, and cost describing the expenses incurred by the patient. There are many […]

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Tags: Ben Pollock, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, gastroenterology, health care value, quality improvement


January 17, 2023

‘Walleye Tank’ competition reels in entrepreneurs and innovators

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

The recent “Walleye Tank: Ice Fishing Edition” brought together innovators and entrepreneurs from across Minnesota to pitch their ideas to win prizes to fund the continuing development of their projects. Innovators from Mayo Clinic and across Minnesota gathered on Dec. 2 to compete in “Walleye Tank: Ice Fishing Edition,” pitching their ideas to a panel […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cancer, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Diogo Moniz Garcia, entrepreneurship, Mayo Clinic Platform, Office of Entrepreneurship, Rena Hale


December 12, 2022

Mayo Clinic — Proactive, Nimble, Responsive in the Science of Dissemination and Implementation

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

AcademyHealth and the National Institutes of Health sponsor an annual conference dedicated to ensuring that evidence is used to inform decisions that will improve the health of individuals and communities. This year’s event, themed “(Re)Building Better Systems: Being Proactive, Nimble, and Responsive,” is live in Washington, D.C., Dec. 11-14. Investigators in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. […]

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Tags: AcademyHealth, artificial intelligence, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, COVID-19, dermatology, emergency medicine, epidemiology, health care systems engineering, health care value, health sciences research, medical research education


November 24, 2022

The future will be personalized: Accelerating microbiome research

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

We’re in the midst of a microbiome research epidemic, according to Purna Kashyap, M.B.B.S., co-associate director of the Microbiome Program in the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. “We started early and are pushing hard,” says Dr. Kashyap. “We’re one of the top accelerators in the field and are well poised to move microbiome research findings to […]

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Tags: arthritis, C. diff, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, colitis, colorectal cancer, diabetes, endometrial cancer, Francis Farraye, gastroenterology, gut health, gynecology


June 14, 2022

Dawn’s journey: Overcoming a near-zero survival rate

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

Dawn Botsford was sitting in a chair at the hair salon in the fall of 2011 when her hairdresser commented on a spot on the top of her head. It was bug season in North Dakota, so Dawn didn’t think much of it. “When I told my hairdresser that, she said, ‘I really think you […]

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Tags: cancer, clinical trials, dermatology, Eric Moore, immunotherapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, melanoma, oncology, Robert McWilliams, skin cancer, Stephen Cassivi, Svetomir Markovic


May 19, 2022

How Mayo Clinic is finding new ways to care for more people with cancer

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

By Cheryl Willman, M.D., executive director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, and director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. This story was originally published on the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center blog. As I reflect on my first months as executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs and director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, I am thrilled to lead one […]

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Tags: cancer, carbon ion therapy, Cheryl Willman, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, messenger RNA, proton beam therapy, radiation therapy, virtual health care


May 3, 2022

Research News Roundup — April 2022

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

At Mayo Clinic, biomedical, clinical and health care delivery research are ongoing. The evidence gathered by Mayo researchers, and other scientists, is used to ensure that patients receive the highest quality of care and achieve the best possible outcomes. Advancing the Science’s Research News Roundup excerpts research-related news releases published in the last month. Read […]

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Tags: biomarkers, brain, cancer, cancer prevention, CAR-T cell therapy, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, dementia, diversity, health equity, kidney transplant


April 5, 2022

Mayo Clinic at the Society of Behavioral Medicine #SBM2022 — the urgency of adaptation

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The 43rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine is April 6-9, in Baltimore. With the meeting theme “The Urgency of Adaptation,” the 2022 conference seeks to showcase opportunities for behavioral medicine to increase its effect on the climate crisis, systemic racism, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Embedded in the clinical practice, […]

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Tags: Ahmed (Shafii) Mohamed, Amelia Barwise, Arizona State University, Bridget Biggs, cancer, cardiovascular disease, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, community engagement, COVID-19, diabetes


January 27, 2022

Sister Mary Joseph Nodule: Famous Medical Term Has a Connection to Mayo Clinic

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

As a research trainee in the Department of Neurosurgery, Thirusivapragas (Siva) Subramaniam, M.B.B.S., had long known that a small lump near a patient’s belly button can indicate certain types of cancer. While the term for this clinical finding – Sister Mary Joseph Nodule – is standard throughout the world, the story behind the name is less well […]

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Tags: cancer, Jordan Miller, Mayo Clinic History & Heritage, Mayo Clinic Libraries, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, neurosurgery, research education, Siva Subramaniam, surgery


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