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July 14, 2021

New Mayo study validates melanoma test to help some patients avoid surgical biopsy

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

More than 100,00 people in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma this year — double the number of cases compared to 30 years ago, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association.  “Melanoma accounts for only about 2% of skin cancers, but it causes a majority of skin cancer deaths,” says Alexander Meves, M.D., a Mayo […]

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Tags: Alexander Meves, cancer, cancer genomics, Center for Individualized Medicine, melanoma, precision medicine


December 14, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 12/14/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Media outletsLarge and small are coveringThings from Mayo’s halls. A Haiku to hail the holidays may not be what you expected, but there are plenty of moments to celebrate in the news this week. Mayo Clinic Research and faculty expertise are present in discussions about therapeutic use of essential oils, improvements in patient quality of […]

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Tags: Aaron Steen, cardiology, cortisone, COVID-19, Havana Syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, integrative medicine, Jeffrey Staab, lymphoma, Matt Dacy, melanoma, migraine


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 22, 2020

Non-COVID research in the news

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

These stories are a little like the fabled unicorn – hard to find, but special if you do. Mayo Clinic has a wide range of research ongoing, and continues to publish their findings. Sharing those findings in this current time of “all COVID, all the time,” is challenging. Some of our research and researchers is […]

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Tags: Alexander Meves, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, dermatology, melanoma, Molly Jeffery, News of the Week, oncology, opioids, Robert Jacobson, surgery, vaccines


July 12, 2018

Arresting melanoma’s molecular drivers

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

This post originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on May 15, 2018. Article by Barbara Toman Melanoma, the skin cancer often associated with sun exposure, is on the rise and has no reliable cure. Mayo Clinic is at the forefront of efforts aimed at increasing early detection and treatment of this aggressive disease. The […]

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Tags: Aleksander Sekulic, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, gene mutation, immunotherapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, melanoma, Minetta Liu


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