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November 2nd, 2017

Targeting a Molecular Abnormality

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Microsatellite instability (MSI) might sound like something a NASA engineer would study. But it’s actually a molecular abnormality found in 15 percent of colorectal cancers, explains Mayo Clinic medical oncologist and gastroenterologist Frank A. Sinicrope, M.D., who is testing an immunotherapy drug that could help patients with this subtype of colorectal cancer. Just recently, researchers […]

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Tags: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, biomarkers, clinical trial, colorectal cancer, Forefront, Frank Sinicrope, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, microsatellite instability, molecular abnormality, MSI, research, stage III


October 19th, 2017

Cycling Through Multiple Myeloma

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

It was Labor Day 2009 when Andy received the same diagnosis his wife had heard 12 years earlier — a one in 14 million possibility. Andy’s wife Sue was diagnosed on April 11, 1997, with multiple myeloma, and she died on May 1. She never came out of the hospital. Their kids were 12 and […]

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Tags: Arizona, carfilzomib, clinical trial, Forefront, Joseph Mikhael, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma, patient story, pomalidomide, research, stem cell transplant


August 10th, 2017

TOGETHER TRIAL–An individualized strategy for stopping organ rejection

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine is collaborating with a molecular diagnostics company to monitor patients after an organ transplant and improve the efficacy of immunosuppressant drugs by tailoring treatment to an individual’s genome. The effectiveness of immunosuppressant drugs is governed by a number of factors, but a major contributor is an individual’s genome. The […]

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Tags: Alexander Parker, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trial, Individualizing Medicine Conference, kidney transplant, Mark Stegall, research, TOGETHER trial


May 25th, 2017

Her Way Back

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

HER WAY BACK North Dakota woman on leading edge of epilepsy research with implanted device For the 50 million children and adults worldwide who live with epilepsy, the brain’s electrical circuitry shorts out spontaneously. As many as one-third of patients, 1 million in the U.S. alone, find no relief with existing medications and must explore […]

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Tags: clinical trial, epilepsy, Gregory Worrell, medical device, medical research, neurology, North Dakota, research, seizure, Sheri Finstad


April 3rd, 2014

Volunteers Sought: People with HPV-positive Tonsil and Tongue Cancers

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

http://youtu.be/3UetqTM9P5I Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is seeking volunteers for a clinical trial for patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) positive tonsil or tongue (oropharynx) cancer whose disease has not spread outside of the neck. The purpose of the study is to find out if reducing treatment time and dosage can control the cancer while decreasing […]

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Tags: cancer, clinical trial, Daniel Ma, head and neck cancer, HPV, tongue cancer, tonsil cancer, trial, volunteer


October 31st, 2013

New Heartburn Study in at #MayoClinicFL

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It’s a common ailment, but we’re trying to get to the bottom of it. Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida have launched a clinical trial on gastroesophageal reflux. You either need to have the condition or to be perfectly healthy, as they need people for a control group for the study. The Gastroesophageal Reflux – […]

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Tags: clinical trial, Gastroesophageal Reflux, GERD, heartburn, Mayo Clinic Florida, Mayo Clinic Florida, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville


January 11th, 2013

National Research Study on Lung Cancer Prevention

By anonymous-49785 anonymous-49785

Mayo Clinic in Rochester is a member of the Cancer Prevention Network (CPN) and is participating in a national research study on lung cancer prevention. You may be eligible to participate in this research study if you: are age 45–79 . are a current or former heavy smoker. have never had cancer or have been […]

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Tags: cancer, Cancer Prevention Network, clinical research, clinical trial, clinical trials, Dr. David Midthun, lung, Mayo Clinic research, medical research, myo-inositol, National Cancer Institute, pulmonary


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