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Items Tagged ‘multiple myeloma’

September 5, 2019

If it isn’t broken, why fix it? Advancements in multiple myeloma diagnosis.

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

The standard laboratory test to diagnose multiple myeloma dates back to the Eisenhower administration. Research at Mayo Clinic spearheaded by David Murray, M.D., Ph.D., and fueled by his experience as an industrial chemist has led to a new assay to screen and diagnose the disease. Lacking in speed and specificity Despite gargantuan leaps in medicine […]

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Tags: amyloidosis, Angela Dispenzieri, blood cancer, collaboration, David Barnidge, David Murray, hematology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, MGUS, multiple myeloma


June 5, 2019

Mayo Clinic at ASCO 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Every year the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) hosts a gathering of cancer researchers and clinicians from around the world to teach and learn from each other, sharing their research and innovations in patient care. ASCO’s mission is “conquering cancer through research education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care” – a theme […]

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Tags: bias, cancer, cancer prevention, CAR-T, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, DNA, genetics, Hao Xie, hematology, Katharine Price, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


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


June 12, 2018

Genetic testing to enhance multiple myeloma treatment

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on March 6, 2018 Article by Barbara Toman Multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer, but most people haven’t heard of it until they or someone they know is diagnosed with the disease. March is Myeloma Action Month — a time to […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA testing, genetic testing, individualized medicine, Keith Stewart, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma, precision medicine


February 1, 2018

Research News Roundup-January 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Standing several hours a day could help you lose weight, Mayo Clinic research finds Standing instead of sitting for six hours a […]

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Tags: B. Mark Keegan, breast cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, Fergus Couch, hysterectomy, Michal Kucewicz, multiple myeloma, ovarian cancer, Research News Roundup, Rochester Epidemiology Project


December 26, 2017

Mayo Clinic at the American Society of Hematology

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Every year, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) hosts an annual meeting to highlight groundbreaking scientific research and the latest advances in patient care. The Society cites its mission as furthering “the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic and vascular systems, by promoting research, clinical care, […]

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Tags: Ayalew Tefferi, Carrie Thompson, health disparities, lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma, myelofibrosis, patient reported outcomes, Priyanka Pophali, quality of life, Sikander Ailawadhi


October 19, 2017

Cycling Through Multiple Myeloma

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

It was Labor Day 2009 when Andy received the same diagnosis his wife had heard 12 years earlier — a one in 14 million possibility. Andy’s wife Sue was diagnosed on April 11, 1997, with multiple myeloma, and she died on May 1. She never came out of the hospital. Their kids were 12 and […]

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Tags: clinical trials, Forefront, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma


April 20, 2017

Economies of scale: volume in health care

By Meghan Knoedler meghanknoedler

The concept is simple, if you perform the same procedure over and over; day in and day out, you tend to do it better, quicker, and safer than your counterpart who has only done it a few times, or infrequently. It’s referred to in other lines of work as “economies of scale.” The application of […]

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Tags: cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, endometrial cancer, Jeffrey Karnes, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, minimally invasive surgery, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, prostate cancer, Ronald Go, Sean Dowdy


August 18, 2014

Scientists As Caregivers

By bobnellis bobnellis

Not long ago I had the pleasure of witnessing one of those not infrequent moments around here, when patients get together with caregivers to say thank you. Patients and their families find different ways of doing this, from cards and letters to homemade gifts as well as hugs and shout outs on social media. And […]

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Tags: biomedical research, clinical trials, measles virus, multiple myeloma, Stephen Russell


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