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Items Tagged ‘chemotherapy’

October 14, 2019

BEAUTY Update: Progress in breast cancer research

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Barbara J. Toman Chemotherapy is a standard breast cancer treatment, used for aggressive biology breast cancer to shrink tumors in the breast and lymph nodes before surgery, assess response and destroy any undetected cancer cells elsewhere in the patient. But some breast tumors don’t respond well to chemotherapy, putting patients at high risk of […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, chemotherapy, clinical trials, genetics, genomics, individualized medicine, Judy Boughey, Liewei Wang, Matthew Goetz, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


October 4, 2019

Chemo first for better outcomes in bile duct cancer, says new research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Oncology care teams frequently use chemotherapy along with surgery to treat cholangiocarcinoma, or bile duct cancer. However, until now, little evidence existed regarding if and when receiving chemotherapy was likely to have the best effect. Recently Mayo Clinic researchers found that patients who received chemotherapy before surgery to remove their bile duct cancer were more […]

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Tags: Amit Mahipal, bile ducts, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, chemotherapy, cholangiocarcinoma, gastrointestinal cancer, hematology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, oncology, rare disease, Siddhartha Yadav


October 2, 2019

Research News Roundup–September 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

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. Medications underused in treating opioid addiction, Mayo Clinic expert says Though research shows that medication-assisted treatment can help […]

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Tags: aging, artificial intelligence, ASTRO, basic science, brain tumor, cancer, cardiology, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, chemotherapy, clinical trials, collaboration, coronary bypass


September 27, 2019

Read the Latest Research News from Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

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 September 2019 issue features: Director’s message: Recognition for a job well doneAfter a rigorous review, NCI has renewed Mayo Clinic Cancer Center’s […]

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, breast cancer, chemotherapy, Donald Northfelt, Forefront, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, myeloma, National Cancer Institute, pancreatic cancer


September 3, 2019

Research News Roundup–August 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

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: Genetically manipulating protein level in colon cancer cells can […]

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Tags: Alan Fields, artificial intelligence, atrial fibrillation, basic science, cardiology, cardiovascular disease, chemotherapy, Colin West, colorectal cancer, diabetes, Frank Sinicrope, Lotte Dyrbye


October 11, 2018

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

By Meghan Knoedler Meghan Knoedler

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


June 28, 2017

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

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa

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: cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, chemotherapy, colon cancer, Kellie Mathis, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education


December 29, 2016

Drug combo stems tumor growth in lung cancer

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara

Researchers on Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida, have shut down one of the most common and lethal forms of lung cancer by combining the rheumatoid arthritis drug auranofin with an experimental targeted agent. The combination therapy worked in a laboratory study to stop lung adenocarcinoma associated with mutation of the KRAS gene. The study […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, Forefront, lung cancer


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