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June 8th, 2017

Knee Deep

By Angela Bingham angelabingham

KNEE DEEP Treating knee disorders with regenerative medicine Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine is supporting four studies to help people delay or even prevent costly knee replacements. The costs of musculoskeletal disorders are staggering. They are the most common health conditions in the United States among all age groups, with half of all Americans […]

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Tags: Center for Regnerative Medicine, clinical trials, knee arthritis, knee replacement, mesenchymal cells, platelet-rich plasma


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 2nd, 2017

Meet the researcher – Alex Adjei, M.D., Ph.D.: The Power of Hope

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

There’s a reason Mayo Clinic oncologist Alex A. Adjei, M.D., Ph.D., spends so much time in the lab testing molecular solutions to cancer — it gives his patients hope. When Dr. Adjei started as a lung cancer specialist about 20 years ago, patients with the disease had a dismal prognosis. There was basically one treatment […]

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Tags: Alex Adjei, clinical trials, early therapeutics, Forefront, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


April 18th, 2017

Attack the Gap–New Immunotherapy May Help the Body Fight Ovarian Cancer

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

It was only when Kathi Schroeder took to the bone-chilling streets of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on her bike last January that she noticed something was not right. “I was having trouble breathing; just taking a deep breath was difficult,” she remembers. Kathi went to her local doctor’s office and was prescribed a round of antibiotics […]

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Tags: cancer vaccine, clinical trials, Dr. Matthew Block, Kathi Schroeder, ovarian cancer, TH17


December 20th, 2016

New breast cancer treatment increases chances women can save their breasts

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

A very close family friend was just recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Even before all of her tests results came back she said, “Take both of my breasts, I don’t care.”  When someone you know or love is diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s terrifying.  All too commonly, our minds go to surgery.  This is what […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast surgery, cancer treatment, cancer trials, clinical trials, Judy Boughey


September 13th, 2016

What is stopping patients from enrolling in clinical trials?

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

Clinical trials are the mechanism through which new and promising therapies for safe, effective cancer treatment ultimately become available.  Not only do trials help identify new or best-practice therapeutic treatment options, but the act of participating in a trial has been shown to actually improve survival. One of the most promising areas of research to […]

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Tags: Cancer Research, Carmen Radecki-Breitkopf, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, CSHCD, immunotherapy, Kern Center, ovarian cancer, virotherapy


February 15th, 2013

Postpartum Stroke Study at Mayo Clinic

By anonymous-49785 anonymous-49785

“Postpartum stroke” is a stroke that occurs within six weeks of giving birth. Strokes are a focal brain problem causing loss of function, which occurs because of occlusion of the blood vessel causing lack of blood flow. As a consequence, that part of the brain stops functioning. This is a permanent problem that can cause […]

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Tags: birth, Blood, Brain, clinical research, clinical study, clinical trials, female, neurology, peripartum, postpartum, postpartum stroke, pregnancy


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


May 7th, 2012

"Tent" Trials for Everest

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The Mayo Everest Research Team has spent the last several weeks learning how the body reacts to extreme altitude by testing National Geographic and The North Face climbers preparing to summit Mt. Everest. But before they left to set up their base camp laboratory they conducted simulation experiments at Mayo Clinic. One of the tests […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, clinical trials, heart disease, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, pulmonary edema, The North Face


March 30th, 2011

Mayo Research Participant Safeguards Recognized Nationally

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I opened my research newsletter here today and saw this opening line:  Mayo Clinic has received Full Accreditation status from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP). We are always encouraging people to participate in research. One of the ways to do that is to take part as a volunteer in a […]

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Tags: AAHRPP, accredtation, clinical research, clinical trials, human safety, research


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