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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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November 5, 2018

Early-phase Cancer Clinical Trials (Phase I) Available at Mayo Clinic

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

The Early Cancer Therapeutics Group at Mayo Clinic offers patients whose cancers haven’t responded to standard chemotherapy or other treatments the opportunity to join an early-phase clinical trial of a potential new treatment. Early-phase clinical trials (phase I) determine safe dosage levels and safe methods of treatment delivery. A phase I clinical trial might be […]

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Tags: cancer, clinical trials, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


November 1, 2018

Meet the investigator: Roxana S. Dronca, M.D.

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

At the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, hundreds of researchers dedicate their professional lives to reducing the burden of cancer. Each one has a unique story. In this video, Roxana S. Dronca, M.D., a hematologist and an oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, discusses her research on tumor immunology, malignant melanoma and genitourinary malignancies.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Roxana Dronca


October 2, 2018

Research News Roundup — September 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Each month, we publish Mayo Clinic’s Research News Roundup. This article 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. Read on for recent findings of Mayo Clinic Research: Mayo Clinic researchers receive Specialized Program of Research Excellence […]

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Tags: burnout, cancer, JAMA, Matthew Block, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, opioids, Rochester Epidemiology Project, senescent cells, SPORE, Tina Hieken, Walter Rocca


July 25, 2018

Advances in lung cancer immunotherapy and management of immune-mediated adverse events

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Over the last few years, immunotherapy using immune checkpoint inhibitors targeting programmed cell death receptor 1 (PD-1) or programmed cell death receptor ligand 1 (PD-L1) has revolutionized the therapeutic approach to advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer and numerous other malignancies. Monotherapy, using the anti-PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab, is now Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for […]

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Tags: immunotherapy, lung cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


July 11, 2018

Mayo Clinic-led Study Finds Breast Cancer Survivors Aren’t Getting Recommended Number of Mammograms Post-Surgery

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Breast cancer survivors are not getting the recommended level of post-surgery screening, according to a study published in the May 2018 issue of the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (JNCCN).  Contrary to screening recommendations, mammography rates decline over time as women get further out from their breast cancer diagnosis; African-American women in particular […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Kathryn Rudddy, mammogram, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, National Cancer Center Network


April 2, 2018

Mayo scientists discover missing link in DNA damage repair

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

For years, researchers have known that our genome is protected by a system of detection, evaluation and repair processes that activate any time DNA damage occurs. Upon detection, the damage is assessed, repaired in one way or another, or, if it can’t be repaired the cell is cued to self-destruct. Much of that effort is […]

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Tags: cancer, DNA, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Zhenkun Lou


January 9, 2018

Research News Roundup — December 2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

On Advancing the Science, in addition to sharing unique research-related news and information from across Mayo Clinic, we like to make sure you didn’t miss any of the ‘big news’ stories. To make it easy, we round up all our research news releases from the previous month into one post. In December we had a […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, microbiome, personalized medicine, Purna Kashyap, Research News Roundup, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome


December 26, 2017

Mayo Clinic at the American Society of Hematology

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Every year, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) hosts an annual meeting to highlight groundbreaking scientific research and the latest advances in patient care. The Society cites its mission as furthering “the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic and vascular systems, by promoting research, clinical care, […]

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Tags: American Society of Hematology, Ayalew Tefferi, Carrie Thompson, lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma, myelofibrosis, Priyanka Pophali, Sikander Ailawadhi, stem cell transplant


November 2, 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: biomarkers, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, Forefront, Frank Sinicrope, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


October 26, 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


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