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Items Tagged ‘pancreatic cancer’

November 29, 2022

Predicting pancreatic cancer outcomes prior to surgery

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

Pancreatic cancer is considered one of the least survivable forms of cancer. However, in new research published in Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Mayo Clinic investigators demonstrated a way to predict long-term survival outcomes with high accuracy prior to surgery for patients diagnosed with borderline resectable or locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer […]

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Tags: Ajit Goenka, Amro Abedelrahman, Christopher Hallemeier, Cornelius Thiels, CT, David Nagorney, Jennifer Leiting, Jennifer Yonkus, Kenneth Merrell, Mark Truty, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Michael Haddock


September 1, 2022

Meet Yan Bi, M.D., Ph.D. — Physician and Scholar

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

Originally from China, Yan Bi, M.D., Ph.D., now lives in Florida. She holds a clinical appointment in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, where she treats patients with a variety of gastrointestinal disorders. As one might surmise from her doctoral degrees, Dr. Bi is a lifelong learner. Today she seeks to apply her […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cancer research, cancer screening, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Che Ngufor, clinical research, collaboration, data science, gastroenterology, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, Michael Wallace, pancreatic cancer


December 28, 2021

Identifying inherited gene mutations in pancreatic cancer can lead to targeted therapies, better survival

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

A new Mayo Clinic study finds 1 in 6 people with pancreatic cancer harbor inherited genetic mutations. Identifying hereditary gene mutations in pancreatic cancer can help determine individualized treatments and potentially prolong survival, according to new Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine research. In the study, which was published in Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology, nearly 1 in 6 people diagnosed […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genetic testing, genomics, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, pancreatic cancer


October 12, 2021

What’s the best treatment for this condition? The Knowledge Synthesis team can help.

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Knowledge synthesis is a key component  of health care delivery research in which all available evidence on a particular topic is summarized through comprehensive literature searches and analyzed using advanced qualitative and quantitative synthesis methods. The Knowledge Synthesis Program in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, big data, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, Evidence-based Practice Center, health technology, Irbaz Riaz, kidney cancer, knowledge synthesis, liver disease, M. Hassan Murad, medical innovation


June 1, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the News — 6/1/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Today’s summary reaches back an extra day, and covers acupuncture for insomnia, new artificial intelligence solutions,, carpal tunnel’s connection to to bilateral oophorectomy, sublingual vaccines and showcases wide variety of other Mayo Clinic research and research expertise. Research on inflammatory disease widens  Gulf Today, 5/24/2021 An epidemiological study of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) is being […]

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Tags: acupuncture, acute kidney injury, antibiotic, artificial intelligence, Brian Lacy, cardiovascular medicine, carpal tunnel syndrome, Cheryl Willman, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, COVID-19, David Knopman


January 20, 2021

PET/MRI biomarkers guide personalized treatment for patients with pancreatic cancer, study finds

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

By Ethan Grove Positron emission tomography (PET)/MRI has changed how Mayo Clinic specialists treat patients with pancreatic cancer. Mayo Clinic pioneered the use of PET/MRI to manage pancreatic cancer. Now a new study by Ananya Panda, M.B.B.S. (@AnanyaPanda15), and colleagues systematically evaluates the strengths of PET/MRI for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. In less than five years, […]

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Tags: Ajit Goenka, Ananya Panda, Bradley Kemp, chemotherapy, Eric Ehman, Garima Suman, Geoffrey Johnson, Jeff Fidler, Mark Truty, MRI, nuclear medicine, pancreatic cancer


January 4, 2021

Research News Roundup – Q4 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The year 2020 was a time during which medical and many other researchers around the world focused much of their attention and effort on a single topic – the SARS-CoV-2 virus and related COVID-19 viral infection. However, other research continued, findings were published, and evidence built for improvements in health outcomes and delivery of health […]

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Tags: antibiotic, artificial intelligence, brain, cancer research, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical research, clinical trials, collaboration, coronary artery disease


October 29, 2020

Developing solutions for early detection of pancreatic cancer

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

By Lisa Newkirk Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, but patients who are diagnosed at an early stage can survive five years or longer. A team at Mayo Clinic is developing patient-centered solutions for early detection of pancreatic cancer using artificial intelligence and biomarkers. This year, over 57,000 Americans will be […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, biomarkers, cancer genomics, cancer screening, collaboration, CT, DNA, Gloria Petersen, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, pancreatic cancer, patient experience, Shounak Majumder


October 19, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 10/19/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The news media recently highlighted a range of interesting topics, featuring Mayo Clinic Research and researchers on a new way to hunt down and capture deadly brain cancer cells, MSG in food, Angelman syndrome, the connection between screen time and life expectancy, COVID-19 (of course), and much more. Read on for brief excerpts and links […]

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Tags: acute myeloid leukemia, aging, Angelman syndrome, artificial intelligence, biomarkers, brain cancer, cancer, cancer research, Center for Digital Health, clinical trials, collaboration, COVID-19


September 18, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 9/18/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Allure Magazine, KAAL-TV, The Scientist and Yahoo! are just a few of the outlets that were talking this week with Mayo Clinic researchers and about Mayo Clinic Research. Read on for national and international news on COVID-19, cancer, disparities in health care access and outcomes, the relationship between migraine and pregnancy, vaping and more. Coffee […]

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Tags: Andrew Rule, cardiology, Charles Loprinzi, chemotherapy, Christopher Mackintosh, colorectal cancer, COVID-19, Dawn Davis, Gregory Poland, health disparities, hormones, influenza


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