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July 2, 2020

Read About Mayo Clinic’s Latest Cancer Research in the June 2020 Issue of Forefront

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara

Forefront is the complimentary magazine of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. Published in email and online newsletter editions quarterly, Forefront highlights Mayo Clinic’s cutting-edge cancer research and the latest Cancer Center news. The June 2020 email newsletter highlights COVID-19 resources from Mayo Clinic: Latest news on the pandemic Why some patients may benefit from expedited breast cancer treatments […]

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Tags: cancer, Cancer research, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


June 25, 2020

“Sponge on a String” Test for Barrett’s Esophagus and Esophageal Cancer Continues to Show Promise

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara

Mayo Clinic researchers have confirmed the accuracy of a minimally invasive method to detect and help prevent esophageal cancer in patients at risk for Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer.  Results of their study have been published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. In Barrett’s esophagus, tissue in the esophagus is replaced by tissue similar to […]

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, biomarkers, cancer, cancer screening, esophageal cancer, gastroenterology, gastrointestinal cancer, John Kisiel, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Health System, National Cancer Institute, Prasad Iyer


June 11, 2020

Seeking a regenerative therapy for chronic dry mouth

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Mayo Clinic researchers are seeking a regenerative therapy for a vexing problem, particularly among cancer patients. How can medical providers treat a condition in which the mouth is so parched that it has an incessant feeling of a cotton lining? Xerostomia, also known as chronic dry mouth, is an agonizing side effect of injury to […]

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Tags: biobank, cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, chronic dry mouth, head and neck cancer, Jeffrey Janus, lab medicine, Nagarajan Kannan, salivary glands


June 4, 2020

Researchers target liver tumors with precision and “tiny radiation bombs”

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Lynda De Widt In the 1960’s, scientists discovered a form of cancer therapy called radioembolization, which utilizes microscopic radioactive spheres delivered through a blood vessel to reach a tumor and kill tumor cells. “Think of it as a tiny radiation bomb that’s delivered directly where it’s most needed,” says Beau Toskich, M.D., an interventional […]

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Tags: Beau Toskich, cancer, CT, Kabir Mody, liver cancer, radiation therapy, radioembolization, transplant, tumor, Tushar Patel


May 6, 2020

Noninvasive test may help some patients with melanoma avoid lymph node biopsy

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Jay Furst A Mayo Clinic-led research team has developed a test for patients who have melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, that shows whether they’re at risk of the cancer spreading to other areas of the body. The research, described in the journal JCO Precision Oncology, could allow some patients at low […]

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Tags: Alexander Meves, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, melanoma, research, skin cancer, Tina Hieken


May 1, 2020

Non-COVID research in the news, 5/1/2020

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Although the week’s coverage has largely consisted of COVID-19 news, closer inspection finds it peppered with Mayo Clinic research on some other topics. We’ve collected a few of the news clips for ease of review. Read on for findings in cancer, deep vein thrombosis and Alzheimer’s disease: cfDNA Assay Shows Predictive Value in Detecting Cancer, […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, cancer, cancer genomics, David Thiel, deep vein thrombosis, DNA, Guojun Bu, Rosa Rademakers


April 30, 2020

Mayo researchers’ endometrial cancer discovery could lead to window of opportunity for prevention

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

What if a doctor could alert a woman a year or more in advance that she is likely to develop endometrial cancer? Researchers at Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have found evidence linking functional modification of certain genes to the emergence of the disease, providing a novel opportunity for intervention and prevention. The new […]

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Tags: Andrea Mariani, biomarkers, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, endometrial cancer, epigenetics, gynecology, Marina Walther-Antonio, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, microbiome, oncology, robotic technology


April 29, 2020

Meet Heidi Kosiorek, biostatistician and cancer researcher

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Heidi Kosiorek once thought of being a medical doctor, but found something she was more passionate about – the numbers and science behind medicine. At Mayo Clinic, research drives everything we are able to do for patients, and Kosiorek’s work has contributed substantially to our understanding of a number of different cancers. Not only is […]

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Tags: Amylou Dueck, Barbara Pockaj, cancer, Curtiss Cook, Donald Northfelt, Heidi Kosiorek, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Nina Karlin, Patricia Verona, Ruben Mesa


April 22, 2020

Regenerating diseased bones

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Kendall Koens’ life is a dramatic reversal from what it was in 2006. Late stage cancer left him in a coma and on a ventilator fighting for survival. Aggressive chemotherapy was saving his life but slowly and silently destroying his hips joints. The financial planner from Rochester, Minnesota, faced crippling pain typical of someone more […]

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Tags: arthritis, bone disease, cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, chemotherapy, hip replacement, orthopedics, osteonecrosis, Rafael Sierra


April 6, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the News — Week in Review 4/6/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

In the last week, as you might imagine, most of the news being covered by the media is about COVID-19. We’ve included an excerpt and link to several of these stories discussing Mayo Clinic Research. We found a couple items covering other things we are working on, so included them first, for your awareness. Study: […]

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Tags: blood test, cancer, cancer screening, cardiology, clinical trials, COVID-19, FDA, Gregory Poland, Henry Ting, immune system, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Michael Ackerman


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