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Items Tagged ‘Jeffrey Karnes’

April 20, 2017

Economies of scale: volume in health care

By Meghan Knoedler Meghan Knoedler

The concept is simple, if you perform the same procedure over and over; day in and day out, you tend to do it better, quicker, and safer than your counterpart who has only done it a few times, or infrequently. It’s referred to in other lines of work as “economies of scale.” The application of […]

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Tags: cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, endometrial cancer, Jeffrey Karnes, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, minimally invasive surgery, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, prostate cancer, Ronald Go, Sean Dowdy


October 4, 2016

Prostate biopsies down, complications up

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Researchers are seeking ways to make prostate cancer biopsies safer. While absolute rates of biopsy and post-biopsy complications have decreased after several benchmark prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening publications, the relative risk for each patient continues to increase, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers. The study is the largest to examine the impact […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Forefront, Jeffrey Karnes, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, OptumLabs, prostate cancer, urology


December 4, 2014

Biomarker Discovery: Staying One Step Ahead of Cancer

By bobnellis bobnellis

Four researchers at Mayo Clinic combined their talents to spur a “bedside to bench” movement that takes the issues they face in the clinic back to the laboratory in the hopes of discovering biomarkers to help specific patients facing difficult medical problems. George Vasmatzis, Ph.D., co-director of Mayo Clinic’s Biomarker Discovery Program in the Center […]

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Tags: Andrew Feldman, basic science, biomarkers, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Dennis Wigle, discovery research, Discovery's Edge, George Vasmatzis, Jeffrey Karnes


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