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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.

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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, magazine, 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, chemotherapy


October 2, 2018

Research News Roundup — September 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Each month, we publish Mayo Clinic’s Research News Roundup. This article 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. Read on for recent findings of Mayo Clinic Research: Mayo Clinic researchers receive Specialized Program of Research Excellence […]

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Tags: burnout, cancer, JAMA, Matthew Block, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, opioids, Rochester Epidemiology Project, senescent cells, SPORE, Tina Hieken, Walter Rocca


July 12, 2018

Arresting melanoma’s molecular drivers

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

This post originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on May 15, 2018. Article by Barbara Toman Melanoma, the skin cancer often associated with sun exposure, is on the rise and has no reliable cure. Mayo Clinic is at the forefront of efforts aimed at increasing early detection and treatment of this aggressive disease. The […]

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Tags: cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, melanoma


July 5, 2018

Research News Roundup-June 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Each month, we publish Mayo Clinic’s Research News Roundup. This article 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. This month’s Roundup includes a number of findings related pancreatic cancer and other gastrointestinal disorders, as well […]

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Tags: cancer, diabetes, DNA testing, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, Research News Roundup


April 2, 2018

Mayo scientists discover missing link in DNA damage repair

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

For years, researchers have known that our genome is protected by a system of detection, evaluation and repair processes that activate any time DNA damage occurs. Upon detection, the damage is assessed, repaired in one way or another, or, if it can’t be repaired the cell is cued to self-destruct. Much of that effort is […]

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Tags: cancer, DNA, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Zhenkun Lou


March 22, 2018

Mayo researchers identify characteristics of colon polyps most likely to progress to cancer

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Researchers at Mayo Clinic are closer to answering the question, why does one colon polyp transform to cancer while another seemingly identical polyp does not? A colon polyp is a small clump of cells that forms on the lining of the colon. While most colon polyps are harmless some can develop into colon cancer, which […]

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Tags: cancer


March 20, 2018

Navigating the intricacies of aggressive cancers to address the unmet needs of patients

By Lynda de Widt ldewidt

Deep inside a cancer biology research laboratory, amid countless vials, machines and experiments, recent genomic findings have pointed to a new potential route addressing some of the most aggressive cancers. Recently researchers on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus zeroed in on a genetic pathway—SCD1—which they found operates in high gear in many potentially deadly tumors. Their […]

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Tags: cancer, genomic research


October 12, 2017

NIH awards Mayo Clinic researchers $3.4 million glioblastoma grant

By Julie Janovsky-Mason juliejmason

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Mayo Clinic researchers in Arizona a $3.4 million grant to study how mathematical modeling can be used to help treat patients with glioblastoma – the most common type of malignant brain cancer. Glioblastomas are made up of many different cell types and tumor cell subtypes. These cells can invade […]

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Tags: brain cancer, cancer, Kristin Swanson


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