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Items Tagged ‘gastrointestinal cancer’

June 25, 2020

“Sponge on a String” Test for Barrett’s Esophagus and Esophageal Cancer Continues to Show Promise

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara

Mayo Clinic researchers have confirmed the accuracy of a minimally invasive method to detect and help prevent esophageal cancer in patients at risk for Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer.  Results of their study have been published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. In Barrett’s esophagus, tissue in the esophagus is replaced by tissue similar to […]

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, biomarkers, cancer, cancer screening, esophageal cancer, gastroenterology, gastrointestinal cancer, John Kisiel, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Health System, National Cancer Institute, Prasad Iyer


January 7, 2020

Research News Roundup–December 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

December’s Research News Roundup highlights a number of advancements in understanding and treating different cancers, including blood, breast and gastrointestinal; in addition to other research news from Mayo Clinic. The Roundup also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Study finds less-aggressive chemotherapy after initial treatment for metastatic colorectal […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cancer genomics, CAR-T, cardiovascular medicine, chemotherapy, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, hematology, 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


July 31, 2019

Identifying hereditary cancer risk: genetic testing can lead to better screening, earlier treatment

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Sharon Rosen Do you have family members who have been diagnosed with gastrointestinal, breast or ovarian cancer? According to a recent Mayo Clinic study, nearly 5% to 10% of these cancers can be hereditary. That’s why it is important to share your family medical history with your physician, who can determine if you and […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, gastrointestinal cancer, genetic testing, hereditary cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, ovarian cancer


October 3, 2018

Mayo Clinic Awarded Nation’s First Hepatobiliary SPORE Grant

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded Mayo Clinic an $11.5 million grant to fund  a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in hepatobiliary cancer through August 2023. Headed by principal investigators Mark A. McNiven, Ph.D., and Lewis R. Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., the goal of the Mayo Clinic Hepatobiliary SPORE is to make discoveries […]

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Tags: cancer, Chen Wang, Edward Leof, gastrointestinal cancer, Gregory Gores, John Copland III, Lewis Roberts, liver cancer, Mark McNiven, Mark Truty, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Michael Torbenson


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