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May 25, 2021

Mayo study finds colon cancer driven by hereditary gene mutations in 1 in 6 patients

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

A new Mayo Clinic study bolsters evidence that colorectal cancer is often imprinted in family genes and passed on from one generation to the next. In the study, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, researchers within the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine found 1 in 6 patients with colorectal cancer had an inherited cancer-related gene […]

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Tags: cancer research, colon cancer, genetic testing, hereditary cancer, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder


January 19, 2021

Rare esophageal cancer hits younger patients especially hard

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Esophageal cancer is relatively rare, making up only about 1% of cancer cases diagnosed each year in the U.S. Mayo Clinic researchers have found that esophageal adenocarcinoma, a type of esophageal cancer, has been rising in incidence over the past 40 years, particularly among people under 50. More concerning is that these younger patients tend […]

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, colon cancer, Don Codipilly, esophageal cancer, gastroenterology, hepatology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Prasad Iyer


November 16, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 11/16/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Our research and researchers showed up in a wide range of news stories over the last week, including potential benefits of coffee for patients with colorectal cancer, plus other related stories on racial disparities in screening, and recurrence of polyps. There is COVID-19 news you can use related to obesity, mental illness and valved masks. […]

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Tags: allergies, Alzheimer's disease, antibiotic, anxiety, asthma, biomarkers, brain, cancer screening, Christopher Mackintosh, colon cancer, colon polyp, colorectal cancer


October 2, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 10/2/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

This week Mayo Clinic Research and researchers have been noted in stories on older women’s sexuality, the opioid crisis, some health benefits of coffee, using Alexa for COVID-19, and a range of other topics. Read on for links and brief excerpts from news outlets around the country. Laughter May Be Effective Medicine for These Trying […]

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Tags: Amir Lerman, artificial intelligence, B-cell disorders, biomarkers, C. diff, cancer, cardiology, colon cancer, COVID-19, diabetes, dogs, emergency medicine


September 30, 2020

Mayo Clinic researcher finds potential target to control rare genetic disease that strikes in teen years

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Patients with a rare genetic disease called familial adenomatous polyposis, (FAP), often face debilitating challenges. Typically striking in the early teenage years, FAP is characterized by hundreds to thousands of tiny polyps forming in the colon and rectum and leading to a nearly 100% percent likelihood that they will get colon cancer without a life-altering surgery […]

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Tags: cancer screening, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trials, colon cancer, colon polyp, colorectal cancer, gene mutation, genetic testing, hereditary diseases, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, rare disease


March 21, 2019

Colon cancer: a new era in cancer screening and detection

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time to focus on one of the most common and preventable forms of cancer. Mayo Clinic is applying a new genomic lens to colorectal and other cancers to identify which are the types that run in families. The answer to that could open new treatment options and also […]

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Tags: cancer genomics, Center for Individualized Medicine, colon cancer, hereditary cancer, Lynch syndrome, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, precision medicine


February 18, 2019

Head to the Lab for the Treatments of Tomorrow

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner (@saratiner)

Medical breakthroughs start in the lab with a phase of research called discovery science. It helps to understand how the body functions and how disease begins at the most basic level. That in turn provides insight into how whatever has gone wrong can be fixed. To kick off the medical treatments of tomorrow, the Center […]

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Tags: Aleksey Matveyenko, basic science, CAR-T, Center for Biomedical Discovery, Christina Pabelick, colon cancer, diabetes, discovery research, Hu Li, Hu Zeng, lupus, Paul Galardy


February 11, 2019

Zooming in on Colon Polyps

By Kate Ledger Kate Ledger (@k8ledger)

Gastroenterologists agree that removing a colorectal polyp is an important step in preventing colon cancer, but one challenge has been excising polyps that are large, particularly those that are flat and more than an inch in diameter. A recently introduced minimally-invasive approach, called endoscopic mucosal resection, or EMR, facilitates the removal of large polyps without […]

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Tags: cancer prevention, colon cancer, colon polyp, gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Michael Wallace, minimally invasive surgery


June 6, 2018

Researchers seeking to identify families at risk for cancer

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on March 13, 2018 Physician-researchers within Mayo Clinic’s Hereditary Cancer Clinic are seeking to usher in a new era of identification and prevention for those with inherited risk of cancer. With support from the Center for Individualized Medicine, they are offering DNA blood testing […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, colon cancer, DNA testing, Douglas Riegert-Johnson, genetic testing, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder


May 16, 2018

Using Big Data to Reduce Waste and Improve Care For Colorectal Cancer Patients

By Meghan Knoedler Meghan Knoedler (@meghanknoedler)

Colorectal cancer is the third cause of cancer deaths in the United States for both men and women. Not only is colon cancer a common cancer, a significant proportion of these patients undergo treatment. The treatment is complicated and may involve inpatient and outpatient settings as well as multiple specialists. As a result of the […]

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Tags: cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, colon cancer, emergency department, gastroenterology, Nabil Wasif, OptumLabs


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