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November 2nd, 2017

Targeting a Molecular Abnormality

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Microsatellite instability (MSI) might sound like something a NASA engineer would study. But it’s actually a molecular abnormality found in 15 percent of colorectal cancers, explains Mayo Clinic medical oncologist and gastroenterologist Frank A. Sinicrope, M.D., who is testing an immunotherapy drug that could help patients with this subtype of colorectal cancer. Just recently, researchers […]

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Tags: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, biomarkers, clinical trial, colorectal cancer, Forefront, Frank Sinicrope, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, microsatellite instability, molecular abnormality, MSI, research, stage III


October 26th, 2017

New Issue of Forefront Magazine

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Forefront is the complimentary magazine of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. Published in print and online magazine editions annually and in email and online newsletter editions quarterly, Forefront highlights Mayo Clinic’s cutting-edge cancer research and the latest Cancer Center news. View the online edition. View the email newsletter. Subscribe.

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Tags: Forefront, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, research


October 19th, 2017

Cycling Through Multiple Myeloma

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

It was Labor Day 2009 when Andy received the same diagnosis his wife had heard 12 years earlier — a one in 14 million possibility. Andy’s wife Sue was diagnosed on April 11, 1997, with multiple myeloma, and she died on May 1. She never came out of the hospital. Their kids were 12 and […]

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Tags: Arizona, carfilzomib, clinical trial, Forefront, Joseph Mikhael, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma, patient story, pomalidomide, research, stem cell transplant


October 17th, 2017

New fish in the sea – Mayo Clinic research websites expanding content

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

At Mayo Clinic, research is integral to everything we do. We would be unable to offer the highest possible levels of care and continually improve the practice of medicine without research, and the education programs and processes to make it a reality. Thanks for visiting, and we hope you enjoy learning more about some of […]

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Tags: Arthrogryposis, brain tumor, craniosynostosis, Heterotopic ossification, Jann Sarkaria, Jennifer Westendorf, John A. Copland III, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, musculoskeletal, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, PDX National Resource


August 15th, 2017

DOWN TO THE ROOTS–Persistence powers Mayo Clinic’s approach to adult-derived stem cell therapies

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Allan B. Dietz, Ph.D., never intended to be a scientist. His plan was to be a farmer, just like his father, grandfather and all the other Dietzes he knew. “I was going to be a farmer at first. Then I was going to be a veterinarian because that’s what farm kids who like science did,” […]

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Tags: Alan Dietz, ALS, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, DLMP, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, Lou Gehrig's disease, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, mesenchymal cells, research


June 27th, 2017

Personalized care for aggressive breast cancers: 4 steps forward from the BEAUTY study

By susanbuckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen Chemotherapy substantially reduces the chance that certain types of breast cancer will return or spread to other parts of the body and improves survival. Chemotherapy before surgery is a standard approach to treat women with aggressive breast cancer. However, chemotherapy does not shrink tumors in all women. Mayo Clinic researchers are […]

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Tags: Agressive breast cancer, BEAUTY study, breast cancer research, breast cancer treatment, Center for Individualized Medicine, Dr. Judy Boughey, Dr. Matthew Goetz, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Xeongrafts


June 6th, 2017

Meet the researchers – Sandra J. Gendler, Ph.D. & Peter A. Cohen, M.D.: The Dynamic Duo

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

On the brink of discovery, Sandra J. Gendler, Ph.D., and Peter A. Cohen, M.D., take a moment to reflect on a collaboration and friendship that began in 2008 when Dr. Cohen made the move to Mayo Clinic in Arizona. “I recognized that this chance to work closely with Sandy offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to figure […]

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Tags: cancer, clinical trials, Forefront, immunotherapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, MUC1, Peter Cohen, Sandra Gendler


May 18th, 2017

Meet the researcher – Betty Kim, M.D., Ph.D.: Harnessing Nanotechnology to Study Cancer

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

When you are a driven neurosurgeon but not a morning person, sometimes it’s about your socks. “I lose no time matching,” says Mayo Clinic’s Betty Kim, M.D., Ph.D. “They’re all the same color, so I can get an extra minute of sleep.” Yet, in her daily work, misplaced colors are critical. Dr. Kim is trained […]

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Tags: Betty Kim, cancer, Florida, Forefront, Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, nanomedicine, neurosurgeon, oncology


May 16th, 2017

A Better Way

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

A BETTER WAY A cancer procedure has better outcomes — so why isn’t everyone using it? Researchers from a national group including Sean C. Dowdy, M.D., discovered the U.S. health care system would have averted 2,300 complications among 32,000 cases if minimally invasive surgery had been used to treat endometrial cancer. As she sips warm […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, endometrial cancer, health disparity, Kern Center, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, minimally invasive surgery, Science of health care delivery, Sean Dowdy, Society for Gynecologic Oncology


May 2nd, 2017

Meet the researcher – Alex Adjei, M.D., Ph.D.: The Power of Hope

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

There’s a reason Mayo Clinic oncologist Alex A. Adjei, M.D., Ph.D., spends so much time in the lab testing molecular solutions to cancer — it gives his patients hope. When Dr. Adjei started as a lung cancer specialist about 20 years ago, patients with the disease had a dismal prognosis. There was basically one treatment […]

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Tags: Alex Adjei, clinical trials, early therapeutics, Forefront, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


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