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October 12th, 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: Arizona, brain cancer, cancer, glioblastoma, Kristin Swanson, mathematical modeling, research


September 21st, 2017

Game Changers: Five Innovative Tests for Cancer Detection

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Finding cancer as early as possible is critical to saving lives. Mayo Clinic is creating a new era in health care with tests that make early and accurate detection of common cancers easy. Many are minimally invasive, convenient, cost-effective and widely available, removing the barriers that prevent people from getting treatment. Breast cancer can’t hide […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer center, detection, test


July 27th, 2017

Meet the Investigator: Kristin R. Swanson, Ph.D.

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

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 video, Kristin R. Swanson, Ph.D., a brain cancer researcher at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Phoenix, Arizona, discusses her research. This article originally appeared in Forefront, Mayo Clinic Cancer […]

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Tags: Brain, cancer, Kristin, research, Swanson


July 18th, 2017

Check Out the Latest Issue of Forefront Magazine

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Forefront is the complimentary magazine of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. Published in print and online magazine editions annually and in email and online newsletter editions quarterly, Forefront highlights Mayo Clinic’s cutting-edge cancer research and the latest Cancer Center news. View the online edition. View the email newsletter. Subscribe.  

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Tags: cancer, center, Forefront, magazine, research


June 28th, 2017

Underused cancer test could improve treatment for thousands, Mayo Clinic study finds

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

With colon cancer, some earlier stage patients fare worse than some later stage patients, who usually benefit most from chemotherapy. But a research team at Mayo Clinic has discovered that a simple blood test could help determine which patients are at a higher risk and therefore could benefit from therapy. The researchers also found many patients who could benefit from the test likely aren’t receiving it.

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Tags: blood test, cancer, cancer staging, carcinoembryonic antigen, CEA, chemotherapy, colon cancer, Dr. Blake Spindler, Dr. David Larson, Dr. Elizabeth Habermann, Dr. Kellie Mathis, Kern Center


June 6th, 2017

Meet the researchers – Sandra J. Gendler, Ph.D. & Peter A. Cohen, M.D.: The Dynamic Duo

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

On the brink of discovery, Sandra J. Gendler, Ph.D., and Peter A. Cohen, M.D., take a moment to reflect on a collaboration and friendship that began in 2008 when Dr. Cohen made the move to Mayo Clinic in Arizona. “I recognized that this chance to work closely with Sandy offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to figure […]

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Tags: cancer, clinical trials, Forefront, immunotherapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, MUC1, Peter Cohen, Sandra Gendler


May 18th, 2017

Meet the researcher – Betty Kim, M.D., Ph.D.: Harnessing Nanotechnology to Study Cancer

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

When you are a driven neurosurgeon but not a morning person, sometimes it’s about your socks. “I lose no time matching,” says Mayo Clinic’s Betty Kim, M.D., Ph.D. “They’re all the same color, so I can get an extra minute of sleep.” Yet, in her daily work, misplaced colors are critical. Dr. Kim is trained […]

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Tags: Betty Kim, cancer, Florida, Forefront, Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, nanomedicine, neurosurgeon, oncology


May 8th, 2017

When medical literature is sparse or not clear, where do doctors turn?

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Mayo research shows surgery adds years for kidney cancer patients It started with anecdotal evidence. Mayo Clinic urologist Bradley Leibovich, M.D., says he had long seen indications that surgically removing secondary tumor growths, called metastases, in patients with kidney cancer would result in a longer life expectancy. However, studies on the subject were not conclusive, […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Brad Leibovich, Dr. Harras Zaid, Dr. M. Hassan Murad, health care delivery, Kern Center, kidney cancer, Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, medical research, meta analysis, surgery


April 27th, 2017

Developing new tests to find and defeat cancer at its earliest stages

By susanbuckles susanbuckles

Mammography and other screening tools have made great strides in finding cancer early, when it is most likely to be successfully treated. However, some early-stage cancers are missed by conventional screening and are only detected when symptoms occur. Mayo Clinic and other research institutions are wondering: could a blood test complement current practice to improve […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Dr. Celine Vachon, Dr. Fergus Couch, Dr. Minetta Liu, Precision Medicine


February 1st, 2017

The role of Internet resources in clinical oncology: promises and challenges

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

In a new article published in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, learn how Internet trends among oncology patients and those that care about them are changing. Co-authored by Lila Rutten, Ph.D., Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Scientific Director for Population Health Science in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E.  Kern Center for the […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Lila Rutten, Internet usage, Kern Center, oncology, patient education, Science of health care delivery


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