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March 21, 2019

Colon cancer: a new era in cancer screening and detection

By 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 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 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 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 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


March 22, 2018

Mayo researchers identify characteristics of colon polyps most likely to progress to cancer

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Researchers at Mayo Clinic are closer to answering the question, why does one colon polyp transform to cancer while another seemingly identical polyp does not? A colon polyp is a small clump of cells that forms on the lining of the colon. While most colon polyps are harmless some can develop into colon cancer, which […]

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Tags: biobank, cancer, colon cancer, DNA, Lisa Boardman, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


September 21, 2017

Game Changers: Five Innovative Tests for Cancer Detection

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Finding cancer as early as possible is critical to saving lives. Mayo Clinic is creating a new era in health care with tests that make early and accurate detection of common cancers easy. Many are minimally invasive, convenient, cost-effective and widely available, removing the barriers that prevent people from getting treatment. Breast cancer can’t hide […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cancer prevention, colon cancer, David Ahlquist, Deborah Rhodes, endometrial cancer, esophageal cancer, Eugene Kwon, Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, Prasad Iyer, prostate cancer


June 28, 2017

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

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

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


January 5, 2017

Stool DNA test added to colorectal screening

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Updated guidelines make noninvasive colorectal cancer screening option available to millions.   The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued its final colorectal cancer screening recommendations for 2016. The task force assigns an overall “A” grade to colorectal cancer screening in people ages 50 to 75 and fully recommends several screening exams that now include […]

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Tags: colon cancer, Forefront


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