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Items Tagged ‘prostate cancer’

September 23, 2019

Meet Mukesh Pandey, Ph.D. – developing a new drug to detect prostate cancer in its earliest stages

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Sharon Rosen With a background in organic chemistry, Mukesh Pandey, Ph.D., initially planned to work in the pharmaceutical industry developing medications. But after completing a post-doctoral research fellowship in radiology at Harvard Medical School, he chose to focus his skills on improving imaging technologies to better detect the first signs of disease. Now he is […]

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Tags: cancer screening, Center for Individualized Medicine, discovery research, imaging, Mukesh Pandey, prostate cancer, radiology, Timothy DeGrado, Val Lowe


February 5, 2019

Research News Roundup-January 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research-related news releases from Mayo Clinic in the past month. It also connects readers to associated resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Minnesota Partnership awards 5 collaborative research grants Diabetes, stress-induced aging and Alzheimer’s disease, immigration-related obesity, and implantable drug […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, basic science, biomarkers, cancer, cervical cancer, clinical trials, concussion, heart failure, James Kirkland, Kathy MacLaughlin, Kogod Center on Aging, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


December 4, 2018

Research News Roundup — November 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

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. How viruses hijack part of your immune system and use it against you An enzyme intended to prevent autoimmune disease can be […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, basic science, Bradley Erickson, brain tumor, cancer, Geoffrey Johnson, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, neurology, Nicotine Dependence Center, prostate cancer, radiology, Research News Roundup


August 8, 2018

New pathway in prostate cancer cells suggests possible therapy

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner

Expanding on previous findings, a group of Mayo researchers continue using discovery research in cells to find options for treating cancers. In their most recent paper, published in Molecular Cell, the team’s research suggest that a drug used for breast cancer may be helpful in some types of prostate cancers. “In the current study we […]

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Tags: basic science, biomedical research, gene mutation, Haojie Huang, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, prostate cancer


December 6, 2017

Research Roundup–November 2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The Research Roundup is a compilation of research news releases from Mayo Clinic during the last month. You can read the brief summaries in this post, or click through for the full news release and related content. Thanks for visiting Advancing the Science! Research finds hot flashes, night sweats connected to obstructive sleep apnea risk […]

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Tags: anticoagulant, atrial fibrillation, cardiology, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trials, J. William Charboneau, Joseph Grande, menopause, MOG antibody, neurology, prostate cancer, research education


September 21, 2017

Game Changers: Five Innovative Tests for Cancer Detection

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara

Finding cancer as early as possible is critical to saving lives. Mayo Clinic is creating a new era in health care with tests that make early and accurate detection of common cancers easy. Many are minimally invasive, convenient, cost-effective and widely available, removing the barriers that prevent people from getting treatment. Breast cancer can’t hide […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cancer prevention, colon cancer, David Ahlquist, Deborah Rhodes, endometrial cancer, esophageal cancer, Eugene Kwon, Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, Prasad Iyer, prostate cancer


April 20, 2017

Economies of scale: volume in health care

By Meghan Knoedler Meghan Knoedler

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


October 4, 2016

Prostate biopsies down, complications up

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Researchers are seeking ways to make prostate cancer biopsies safer. While absolute rates of biopsy and post-biopsy complications have decreased after several benchmark prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening publications, the relative risk for each patient continues to increase, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers. The study is the largest to examine the impact […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Forefront, Jeffrey Karnes, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, OptumLabs, prostate cancer, urology


March 31, 2016

Although Prostate-specific Antigen Screenings Now Result in Fewer Biopsies, Relative Risk of Complications has Increased

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

While absolute rates of biopsy and post-biopsy complications have decreased following several benchmark prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening publications, the relative risk for each patient continues to increase, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers. The study is the largest to examine the impact of PSA screening trials and revised PSA screening guidelines on rates […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Choosing Wisely, OptumLabs, prostate cancer


December 18, 2013

Luring Cancer: Custom “Bait” Catches Recurrent Prostate Cancer

By Mystery User

From Mayo Clinic’s Discovery’s Edge magazine Many prostate cancer survivors live in fear of being told that their cancer has returned. It’s even scarier to be told that the doctor knows the cancer is there because of rising PSA levels, but that he can’t find it. Doctors and patients alike know that early detection of the recurrent […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, prostate cancer


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