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October 22, 2019

Meet the Investigator: Donald W. Northfelt, M.D.

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara

At the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, hundreds of researchers dedicate their professional lives to reducing the burden of cancer. Each one has a unique story. In this issue, Donald W. Northfelt, M.D., an oncologist and breast cancer researcher at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, talks about his research, his mentors and promoting equity in clinical […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Donald Northfelt, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, research


October 14, 2019

BEAUTY Update: Progress in breast cancer research

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Barbara J. Toman Chemotherapy is a standard breast cancer treatment, used for aggressive biology breast cancer to shrink tumors in the breast and lymph nodes before surgery, assess response and destroy any undetected cancer cells elsewhere in the patient. But some breast tumors don’t respond well to chemotherapy, putting patients at high risk of […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, chemotherapy, clinical trials, genetics, genomics, individualized medicine, Judy Boughey, Liewei Wang, Matthew Goetz, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


October 7, 2019

An Artificial Intelligence Tool to Improve Pancreatic Cancer Outcomes

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Article by Barbara Toman Only 9% of people with pancreatic cancer live for five years after diagnosis. “That is an abysmally low number, probably the worst in human cancers,” says Michael Wallace, M.D., a digestive disease specialist at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida. “We want to get that rate substantially higher.” Artificial intelligence is […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cancer, cancer prevention, cancer screening, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, gastroenterology, genetic counseling, genetic testing, imaging, Michael Wallace, pancreatic cancer


October 4, 2019

Chemo first for better outcomes in bile duct cancer, says new research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Oncology care teams frequently use chemotherapy along with surgery to treat cholangiocarcinoma, or bile duct cancer. However, until now, little evidence existed regarding if and when receiving chemotherapy was likely to have the best effect. Recently Mayo Clinic researchers found that patients who received chemotherapy before surgery to remove their bile duct cancer were more […]

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Tags: Amit Mahipal, bile ducts, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, chemotherapy, cholangiocarcinoma, gastrointestinal cancer, hematology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, oncology, rare disease, Siddhartha Yadav


October 2, 2019

Research News Roundup–September 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research-related news releases from Mayo Clinic in the past month. It also connects readers to associated resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Medications underused in treating opioid addiction, Mayo Clinic expert says Though research shows that medication-assisted treatment can help […]

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Tags: aging, artificial intelligence, ASTRO, basic science, brain tumor, cancer, cardiology, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, chemotherapy, clinical trials, collaboration, coronary bypass


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


September 9, 2019

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Renews National Cancer Institute Research Funding

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has once again successfully renewed its National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Support Grant. The grant award provides roughly $28.7 million in funding over five years through 2024, which will mark Mayo Clinic’s 49th year of NCI funding. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center’s NCI designation as a comprehensive cancer center was also […]

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Tags: cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, National Cancer Institute, research


September 4, 2019

Mayo experts provide insights into how genes affect medication response

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Sharon Rosen Pharmacogenomics – how a person’s genes affect medication response – is touching virtually every area of medical care.  Findings from the Mayo Clinic RIGHT study (Right Drug, Right Dose, Right Time–Using Genomic Data to Individualize Treatment) showed that 99% of participants had at least one genetic variant that may affect their response […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cancer genomics, Center for Individualized Medicine, Eric Matey, Lauren Cornell, mental health, Michael Shuh, neurology, opioids, pharmacogenomics, pharmacy


August 28, 2019

Grant supplement opens doors for future cancer researchers in Native American communities

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Lydia Hansen, Public Affairs undergraduate intern In the summer of 2014, Corinna Sabaque moved over 1,000 miles from her home in the Four Corners area in New Mexico to Rochester, Minn. to complete a 10-week internship in breast cancer research at Mayo Clinic. “Coming to Minnesota was hard,” Sabaque says. “I didn’t know anybody. […]

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Tags: cancer, clinical research, Gloria Petersen, health disparities, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, National Cancer Institute, Native American, research education, Wesley Petersen


August 22, 2019

At Mayo Clinic, one Statistics and Data Management Center oversees hundreds of cancer clinical trials

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Lydia Hansen, undergraduate public affairs intern The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center’s Statistics and Data Management Center is one of the largest and most highly rated statistics and data management centers working with cancer research in the world. The group has an overall portfolio of 361 cancer-related clinical trials and information on more than 185,000 […]

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Tags: cancer, clinical trials, health sciences research, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, National Cancer Institute, Sumithra Mandrekar


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