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Mayo Clinic Medical Science Blog – an eclectic collection of research- and research education-related stories: feature stories, mini news bites, learning opportunities, profiles and more from Mayo Clinic.

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September 11, 2019

Targeting therapy to each patient’s unique cancer

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Article by Sara Damore As DNA sequencing technology helps bring genetic factors driving disease into focus, researchers have developed new cancer therapies to target a patient’s unique cancer, especially for those who do not respond to standard therapy. Funda Meric-Bernstam, M.D., a physician-scientist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, will speak on Decision Support  for Precision […]

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Tags: Alan Bryce, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, CIMCon19, clinical trials, DNA, genomics, hematology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, oncology, personalized medicine


September 5, 2019

If it isn’t broken, why fix it? Advancements in multiple myeloma diagnosis.

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

The standard laboratory test to diagnose multiple myeloma dates back to the Eisenhower administration. Research at Mayo Clinic spearheaded by David Murray, M.D., Ph.D., and fueled by his experience as an industrial chemist has led to a new assay to screen and diagnose the disease. Lacking in speed and specificity Despite gargantuan leaps in medicine […]

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Tags: amyloidosis, Angela Dispenzieri, blood cancer, collaboration, David Barnidge, David Murray, hematology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, MGUS, multiple myeloma


June 5, 2019

Mayo Clinic at ASCO 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Every year the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) hosts a gathering of cancer researchers and clinicians from around the world to teach and learn from each other, sharing their research and innovations in patient care. ASCO’s mission is “conquering cancer through research education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care” – a theme […]

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Tags: bias, cancer, cancer prevention, CAR-T, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, DNA, genetics, Hao Xie, hematology, Katharine Price, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


April 30, 2019

Emoji prove effective for monitoring cancer patients’ health

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Life is complicated; a cancer diagnosis compounds that complication. When physicians find ways to help ease the complexities of a patient’s treatment, it’s a win. Mayo Clinic researchers recently used emoji to help patients measure their overall well-being during treatment. The study used two scales — a mood scale and an ordinal scale — featuring a total […]

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Tags: cancer, Carrie Thompson, hematology, patient reported outcomes


February 7, 2019

Eva Galanis, M.D.-Bitten by the virotherapy bug

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Every day more than 1,600 Americans die from cancer. Most of them have cancer that can’t be cured with traditional methods — surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. The father of Evanthia Galanis, M.D., was one of them. He died in the late 1990s from melanoma when his daughter was a junior faculty member at Mayo Clinic. “My father would have […]

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Tags: basic science, cancer, clinical trials, Eva Galanis, gene therapy, hematology, immunotherapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, measles virus, oncology, SPORE, virotherapy


February 4, 2019

“Only” a medical student, already advancing the science

By Jon Holten jonholten

Rosalie Sterner is already impressive, concurrently pursuing her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees through Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. However, recently she made additional waves, as the lone medical student to receive the 2018 Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award from the American Society of Hematology. Sterner received this award and presented her work on development […]

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Tags: CAR-T, clinical trials, hematology, immunology, Karen Hedin, lymphoma, Rosalie Sterner, Saad Kenderian


January 8, 2019

Research News Roundup-December 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Each month, we publish Mayo Clinic’s Research News Roundup. This post includes brief summaries and links to news releases from the preceding month that discuss some of our latest medical research. It also connects readers to related resources. December’s news releases highlight some of the wide variety of research being conducted in Mayo Clinic Cancer […]

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Tags: blood cancer, blood clots, cancer, CAR-T, Charles Loprinzi, hematology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, menopause, Research News Roundup, Robert McBane II, Roberto Leon-Ferre


November 12, 2018

Research News Roundup — October 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Welcome to Advancing the Science. On Mayo Clinic’s medical research blog we have a wide range of research and research-education content. In addition to stories you won’t find anywhere else, we also collect content from other sources in one easy-to-access spot. The monthly Research News Roundup is one such aggregator, highlighting and linking to all […]

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Tags: Ayalew Tefferi, brain cancer, breast cancer, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Elizabeth Cathcart-Rake, health disparities, hematology, inflammatory bowel disease, integrative medicine, John Hawse, Julie Heimbach


September 11, 2018

Meet Katrina Croghan, Clinical Research Coordinator

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Katrina Croghan is clinical research coordinator for Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, assigned to the division of Hematology in Rochester, Minnesota. She began her career in ecology and animal science, but while en route to a related Ph.D., ended up as a supplemental research coordinator because of her knowledge of writing protocols and conducting research. She says: “For a short […]

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Tags: clinical trials, hematology, Katrina Croghan, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


August 1, 2018

Mentorship program makes research aspirations a reality

By Caitlin Doran caityrosey

Mrinal Patnaik, M.B.B.S., is a physician in the Department of Hematology at Mayo Clinic with a keen interest in the clinical management of blood cancers. In recent years, however, Dr. Patnaik realized he wanted to develop a deeper understanding of the disease biology of these cancers and the ways that precision genomics could be used […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Individualized Medicine, education, epigenetics, genomics, hematology, Mrinal Patnaik, research education


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