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February 26, 2019

Bone Marrow Stem Cells Stall Out in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

By Sara Tiner saratiner

For patients who have chronic lymphocytic leukemia, fighting off a serious infection can be difficult and often is just not possible. And a team of Mayo researchers is starting to find out why in a paper published recently in the journal Leukemia. What is Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia? This disease is cancer of an immune cell […]

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Tags: basic science, blood cancer, cancer, Center for Biomedical Discovery, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, immunology, Kay Medina, leukemia, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Neil Kay, Wei Ding


February 12, 2019

Mayo Clinic discovery advances potential individualized treatment for mesothelioma

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Large chromosomal rearrangements present in mesothelioma could make it possible to understand which patients are likely respond to immunotherapy,  researchers at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine  have discovered. The research is published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. “What we’ve shown so far is that these large complex chromosomal rearrangements are frequent in […]

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Tags: Aaron Mansfield, basic science, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA, genomics, George Vasmatzis, immunology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, mesothelioma


February 11, 2019

Zooming in on Colon Polyps

By Kate Ledger k8ledger

Gastroenterologists agree that removing a colorectal polyp is an important step in preventing colon cancer, but one challenge has been excising polyps that are large, particularly those that are flat and more than an inch in diameter. A recently introduced minimally-invasive approach, called endoscopic mucosal resection, or EMR, facilitates the removal of large polyps without […]

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Tags: cancer prevention, colon cancer, colon polyp, gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Michael Wallace


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


January 22, 2019

Pharmacogenomics: finding the right drug, dose for cancer therapy

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Sharon Rosen Each year, nearly 300,000 patients receive the lifesaving chemotherapy 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) to treat many types of cancer, including colorectal, breast, bowel, skin, pancreatic, and esophageal cancer. While it can be an effective treatment, it doesn’t work for everyone. In fact, up to 30 percent of those who receive the standard dose can […]

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Tags: cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, individualized medicine, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics, Robert Diasio


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


January 7, 2019

One more gift for you in the new year

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Were you good last year? If so (or even if not – we don’t judge) you might enjoy these little gifts of new knowledge, ideas, technology, and more from Mayo Clinic Research. Read on to learn about some of our newest research programs. Explore some of our shiniest websites (so new the dust hasn’t had […]

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Tags: basic science, biomedical research, cancer, Center for Biomedical Discovery, E. Aubrey Thompson, Ian Lanza, Jan van Deursen, Jian Yuan, Kathleen Yost, Kay Medina, Kenton Kaufman, liver cancer


January 3, 2019

A vaccine to prevent breast cancer? It’s worth a shot

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Each fall, millions of Americans roll up their sleeves for a flu shot, grateful for the quick pinch that may save them from the misery the flu can bring. In the not-too-distant future, there may be a poke with a much bigger payout. Scientists at Mayo Clinic and elsewhere are working on vaccines that could […]

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Tags: breast cancer, immunotherapy, Keith Knutson, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, ovarian cancer


November 27, 2018

A mother’s milestone

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

This last summer, Stacy Erholtz celebrated another blessed event with her family. The oldest of her three children was married. “I never, never in my wildest dreams, thought I would be able to participate in that beautiful, joyful event,” Stacy says as she wipes away tears that come easily whenever she talks about the wedding […]

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Tags: blood cancer, cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, measles virus, multiple myeloma, Stacy Erholtz, Stephen Russell, vesicular stomatitis virus


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


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