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June 14, 2022

Dawn’s journey: Overcoming a near-zero survival rate

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

Dawn Botsford was sitting in a chair at the hair salon in the fall of 2011 when her hairdresser commented on a spot on the top of her head. It was bug season in North Dakota, so Dawn didn’t think much of it. “When I told my hairdresser that, she said, ‘I really think you […]

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Tags: cancer, clinical trials, dermatology, Eric Moore, immunotherapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, melanoma, oncology, Robert McWilliams, skin cancer, Stephen Cassivi, Svetomir Markovic


March 2, 2022

Research News Roundup — January, February 2022

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

At Mayo Clinic, researchers work across the spectrum of health care and disease, from basic discovery science to transformations in patient care. They translate early findings into therapeutic or preventive interventions via clinical research and innovative pilot projects. Mayo Clinic researchers publish thousands of articles in peer-reviewed journals each year. A fraction of those findings […]

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Tags: A. Noelle Larson, Andrew Bentall, animal model, anticoagulant, biomedical engineering, bone regeneration, cardiovascular disease, chemotherapy, cirrhosis, COVID-19, gastrointestinal cancer, health disparities


October 13, 2020

A regenerative approach to facial reconstruction after cancer surgery

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Growing up in southern California, Sabrina Falcon was a self-described “sun baby” whose love of the outdoors reached the skies. Years later the flight attendant who is working on her pilot’s license was diagnosed with skin cancer on her nose — the basal cell type that typically grows slowly with low risk of metastasizing. After […]

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Tags: basal cell carcinoma, Brittany Howard, cartilage, Center for Regenerative Medicine, dermatology, facial reconstruction, otolaryngology, Shari Ochoa, skin cancer, surgery, transplant


May 6, 2020

Noninvasive test may help some patients with melanoma avoid lymph node biopsy

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

By Jay Furst A Mayo Clinic-led research team has developed a test for patients who have melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, that shows whether they’re at risk of the cancer spreading to other areas of the body. The research, described in the journal JCO Precision Oncology, could allow some patients at low […]

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Tags: Alexander Meves, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, melanoma, research, skin cancer, Tina Hieken


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