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May 12, 2020

Melanoma surgery: When more isn’t necessarily better

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

When you have a chance for an extra scoop of ice cream, that extra might be nice. If you are trying to fit into last summer’s bathing suit, another inch off is probably welcome. However, if you’re having surgery to remove melanoma, like Goldilocks choosing a bowl of porridge, you want a procedure that’s ‘just […]

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Tags: Aaron Spaulding, Antonio Forte, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, dermatology, Maria Huayllani Peralta, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, melanoma, plastic surgery, Sanjay Bagaria, surgery, surgical outcomes


May 6, 2020

Noninvasive test may help some patients with melanoma avoid lymph node biopsy

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

By Jay Furst A Mayo Clinic-led research team has developed a test for patients who have melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, that shows whether they’re at risk of the cancer spreading to other areas of the body. The research, described in the journal JCO Precision Oncology, could allow some patients at low […]

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Tags: Alexander Meves, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, melanoma, research, skin cancer, Tina Hieken


April 30, 2020

Mayo researchers’ endometrial cancer discovery could lead to window of opportunity for prevention

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

What if a doctor could alert a woman a year or more in advance that she is likely to develop endometrial cancer? Researchers at Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have found evidence linking functional modification of certain genes to the emergence of the disease, providing a novel opportunity for intervention and prevention. The new […]

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Tags: Andrea Mariani, biomarkers, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, endometrial cancer, epigenetics, gynecology, Marina Walther-Antonio, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, microbiome, oncology, robotic technology


April 29, 2020

Meet Heidi Kosiorek, biostatistician and cancer researcher

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Heidi Kosiorek once thought of being a medical doctor, but found something she was more passionate about – the numbers and science behind medicine. At Mayo Clinic, research drives everything we are able to do for patients, and Kosiorek’s work has contributed substantially to our understanding of a number of different cancers. Not only is […]

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Tags: Amylou Dueck, Barbara Pockaj, cancer, Curtiss Cook, Donald Northfelt, Heidi Kosiorek, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Nina Karlin, Patricia Verona, Ruben Mesa


February 18, 2020

Mayo researchers studying ‘promising’ new approach to treating advanced cancer, 1 patient at a time, 1 tumor at a time

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

A collaborative team of Mayo Clinic scientists is studying an innovative strategy for treating advanced cancer, using genomics and human tumor samples as their guide. The novel approach, called Ex Vivo, creates a miniature cancer replica for testing therapies outside a patient’s body, combined with a comprehensive genomic analysis of a patient’s cancer cells. “We […]

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Tags: biomarkers, cancer, cancer genomics, Center for Individualized Medicine, genomics, George Vasmatzis, individualized medicine, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Minetta Liu, Panos Anastasiadis, personalized medicine


January 27, 2020

Neuro regeneration for chemo brain: Mi-Hyeon Jang, Ph.D.

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Cognitive dysfunction, sometimes called “chemo brain,” stemming from chemotherapy is a major adverse condition affecting approximately 14 million cancer patients and survivors in the United States. Although chemo brain has been widely reported by patients and clinicians, the cause of concentration and memory problems in cancer patients is not well understood. Mayo Clinic researchers are […]

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Tags: cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, chemotherapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mi-Hyeon Jang, neuroregeneration, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


January 7, 2020

Research News Roundup–December 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

December’s Research News Roundup highlights a number of advancements in understanding and treating different cancers, including blood, breast and gastrointestinal; in addition to other research news from Mayo Clinic. The Roundup also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Study finds less-aggressive chemotherapy after initial treatment for metastatic colorectal […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cancer genomics, CAR-T, cardiovascular medicine, chemotherapy, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, hematology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


January 6, 2020

Out of the shadows: Understanding endocrine cancers

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Most medical centers and major cancer organizations arrange cancers by organ systems. Patients with advanced radioactive iodine refractory thyroid cancers have traditionally been cared for in head and neck groups, and adrenal cancers in genitourinary groups. Unfortunately, this means that patients with endocrine cancers are embedded in groups that are home to much more prevalent […]

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Tags: Ashish Chintakuntlawar, AskMayoExpert, clinical trials, Crystal Hilger, endocrine cancer, endocrinology, John Morris, Keith Bible, Mabel Ryder, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, oncology, thyroid cancer


December 30, 2019

Research highlights from Florida – fruitful in 2019

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Florida sunshine doesn’t just contribute to big, juicy oranges. In 2019, Florida was a hotbed of growth for Mayo Clinic Research, with 11.8% more funding leading to new capabilities such as ex vivo perfusion for lungs – leading to more available for transplant, and carbon ion therapy for cancer – currently not available to patients in the U.S. Read on for more on these and other practice transforming activities.

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Tags: artificial intelligence, biopsy, breast cancer, cancer, cancer vaccine, carbon ion therapy, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trials, ex vivo lung perfusion, immunology, Keith Knutson, lung cancer


December 16, 2019

New Integrated Clinical Studies Unit

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

It’s described by physicians and researchers as one of the most advanced clinical research units in the southeastern U.S. The new Frank and Marisa Martire Family Integrated Clinical Studies Unit (ICSU) recently opened at Mayo Clinic in Florida. The 12-bed unit, housed on the second floor of the Dorothy J. and Harry T. Mangurian Building, […]

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Tags: biomedical research, cancer, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Individualized Medicine, Charles Burger, clinical research, clinical trials, James Foran, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Tushar Patel


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