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January 8, 2019

Research News Roundup-December 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Each month, we publish Mayo Clinic’s Research News Roundup. This post includes brief summaries and links to news releases from the preceding month that discuss some of our latest medical research. It also connects readers to related resources. December’s news releases highlight some of the wide variety of research being conducted in Mayo Clinic Cancer […]

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Tags: blood cancer, blood clots, cancer, CAR-T, Charles Loprinzi, hematology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, menopause, Research News Roundup, Robert McBane II, Roberto Leon-Ferre


January 7, 2019

One more gift for you in the new year

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Were you good last year? If so (or even if not – we don’t judge) you might enjoy these little gifts of new knowledge, ideas, technology, and more from Mayo Clinic Research. Read on to learn about some of our newest research programs. Explore some of our shiniest websites (so new the dust hasn’t had […]

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Tags: basic science, biomedical research, cancer, Center for Biomedical Discovery, E. Aubrey Thompson, Ian Lanza, Jan van Deursen, Jian Yuan, Kathleen Yost, Kay Medina, Kenton Kaufman, liver cancer


December 20, 2018

Discovery advances potential individualized treatment for mesothelioma

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

This article originally ran on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on November 26, 2018 Large chromosomal rearrangements present in mesothelioma could make it possible to understand which patients are likely respond to immunotherapy,  researchers at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine  have discovered. The research is published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. […]

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Tags: Aaron Mansfield, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, George Vasmatzis, mesothelioma


December 10, 2018

Novel data-driven approach for precision medicine

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Thousands of patients’ tumors have been sequenced in the past decade, yielding a rich source of data on the changes associated with the cancer development and treatment response. However, there are no validated methods that are used in the clinic to select the best therapy. Today, Mayo Clinic researchers report an omics-guided (comprehensive) drug prioritization […]

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Tags: cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Judy Boughey, Krishna Rani Kalari, Liewei Wang, Matthew Goetz, PANOPLY, personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics


December 4, 2018

Research News Roundup — November 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. How viruses hijack part of your immune system and use it against you An enzyme intended to prevent autoimmune disease can be […]

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Tags: augmented human intelligence, basic science, Bradley Erickson, brain tumor, cancer, Geoffrey Johnson, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, neurology, prostate cancer, radiology


November 27, 2018

A mother’s milestone

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

This last summer, Stacy Erholtz celebrated another blessed event with her family. The oldest of her three children was married. “I never, never in my wildest dreams, thought I would be able to participate in that beautiful, joyful event,” Stacy says as she wipes away tears that come easily whenever she talks about the wedding […]

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Tags: blood cancer, cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, measles virus, multiple myeloma, Stacy Erholtz, Stephen Russell, vesicular stomatitis virus


November 5, 2018

Early-phase Cancer Clinical Trials (Phase I) Available at Mayo Clinic

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

The Early Cancer Therapeutics Group at Mayo Clinic offers patients whose cancers haven’t responded to standard chemotherapy or other treatments the opportunity to join an early-phase clinical trial of a potential new treatment. Early-phase clinical trials (phase I) determine safe dosage levels and safe methods of treatment delivery. A phase I clinical trial might be […]

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Tags: cancer, clinical trials, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


October 30, 2018

Have You Read the September 2018 Issue of Forefront Magazine?

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

No? This is your chance! Forefront is the complimentary magazine of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. Published in online and email newsletter editions quarterly, Forefront highlights Mayo Clinic’s cutting-edge cancer research. The September 2018 edition of email/online Forefront features: A message from Mayo Clinic Cancer Center director, Robert Diasio, M.D. Article: Mayo Researchers a Step Closer to DNA Test […]

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Tags: cancer, Forefront, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, research


October 11, 2018

Nausea and vomiting: Not just a possible symptom, a dreaded reality for some

By Meghan Knoedler meghanknoedler

Michelle was the matriarch of a big Italian family. Her life revolved around taking care of others and her love language was food. When she was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, her life and family activities suddenly screeched to a halt. Her oncologist and health care team acted quickly and put her on chemotherapy, […]

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Tags: Aminah Jatoi, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, chemotherapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


October 3, 2018

Mayo Clinic Awarded Nation’s First Hepatobiliary SPORE Grant

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded Mayo Clinic an $11.5 million grant to fund  a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in hepatobiliary cancer through August 2023. Headed by principal investigators Mark A. McNiven, Ph.D., and Lewis R. Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., the goal of the Mayo Clinic Hepatobiliary SPORE is to make discoveries […]

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Tags: cancer, liver cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, SPORE


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