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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

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


July 8, 2019

Mayo Clinic to host Sixth Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Mayo Clinic will host the 6th Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference at the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia in Scottsdale, Arizona, Sept. 19–20. This program is a joint effort among Mayo Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine, and Theresa’s Research Foundation. The Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference was established as an annual medical conference in 2014 by […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development, Michael T. Barrett, Minetta Liu


July 12, 2018

Arresting melanoma’s molecular drivers

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

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 Susan Buckles

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 Susan Buckles

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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