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September 11, 2019

Targeting therapy to each patient’s unique cancer

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

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, CIMCon19, 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 Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

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 advancingthescience

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 advancingthescience

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 advancingthescience

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


August 1, 2019

Research News Roundup–July 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

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. Racism influences medical students’ decision on practicing in minority or underserved communities, study says A longitudinal study of […]

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Tags: autoimmune disorder, biomedical research, cancer, cardiology, Christopher Camp, clinical trials, education, HLHS, Lotte Dyrbye, medical innovation, neuroimmunology, orthopedic surgery


July 31, 2019

Identifying hereditary cancer risk: genetic testing can lead to better screening, earlier treatment

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Sharon Rosen Do you have family members who have been diagnosed with gastrointestinal, breast or ovarian cancer? According to a recent Mayo Clinic study, nearly 5% to 10% of these cancers can be hereditary. That’s why it is important to share your family medical history with your physician, who can determine if you and […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, gastrointestinal cancer, genetic testing, hereditary cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, ovarian cancer


June 5, 2019

Mayo Clinic at ASCO 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Every year the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) hosts a gathering of cancer researchers and clinicians from around the world to teach and learn from each other, sharing their research and innovations in patient care. ASCO’s mission is “conquering cancer through research education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care” – a theme […]

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Tags: bias, cancer, cancer prevention, CAR-T, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, DNA, genetics, Hao Xie, hematology, Katharine Price, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


May 29, 2019

Celebrate World No Tobacco Day — Learn About the NCI Cancer Center Cessation Initiative at Mayo Clinic

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

The World Health Organization recognizes Friday, May, 31, as World No Tobacco Day – the perfect time to celebrate Mayo Clinic’s participation in the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Cessation Initiative.  Launched in 2017 as part of the NCI Cancer Moonshot program, the long-term goal of this initiative is to help cancer centers build and […]

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Tags: cancer, David Warner, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, tobacco cessation


May 28, 2019

Telerehabilitation improves quality of life for patients with late-stage cancers, reduces costs

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

A new study suggests that remotely delivering rehabilitation services to patients with late-stage cancer improves their physical function, pain and quality of life while allowing them to spend less time in hospitals and nursing homes. The results of a randomized clinical trial with 516 participants, led by Andrea Cheville, M.D., a Mayo Clinic physical medicine […]

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Tags: Andrea Cheville, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, quality of life, telemedicine


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