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July 12, 2018

Arresting melanoma’s molecular drivers

By 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

December 7, 2017

Liquid biopsies: detecting and treating cancer sooner

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

By Sharon Rosen What if a blood test could discover cancer before a tumor first appears or before the first signs of cancer recurrence are seen by a radiology study? In fact, these types of blood tests, often called liquid biopsies, are already changing clinical care for patients with cancer. Researchers and physicians in Mayo […]

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Tags: cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA testing, genomics, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Minetta Liu

April 27, 2017

Developing new tests to find and defeat cancer at its earliest stages

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Mammography and other screening tools have made great strides in finding cancer early, when it is most likely to be successfully treated. However, some early-stage cancers are missed by conventional screening and are only detected when symptoms occur. Mayo Clinic and other research institutions are wondering: could a blood test complement current practice to improve […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Celine Vachon, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trials, Fergus Couch, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Minetta Liu, precision medicine

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