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June 4, 2020

Researchers target liver tumors with precision and “tiny radiation bombs”

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Lynda De Widt In the 1960’s, scientists discovered a form of cancer therapy called radioembolization, which utilizes microscopic radioactive spheres delivered through a blood vessel to reach a tumor and kill tumor cells. “Think of it as a tiny radiation bomb that’s delivered directly where it’s most needed,” says Beau Toskich, M.D., an interventional […]

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Tags: Beau Toskich, cancer, CT, Kabir Mody, liver cancer, radiation therapy, radioembolization, transplant, tumor, Tushar Patel


January 15, 2020

My Mouth Is Not Watering: The Perplexing World of Salivary Gland Pathology

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

So in mid-January, the holiday season is still fresh in your mind. Quite likely it was a time when you made full use of your senses of smell and taste. Mmmm. Just thinking about cookies baking in the kitchen is enough to get your mouth watering. So what happens if your mouth doesn’t water? In […]

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Tags: Joaquin Garcia, Justin Kreuter, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, oral health, tumor


January 30, 2018

How does a genomic tumor board impact patient care?

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

The outcomes from a Mayo Clinic study published in Oncotarget found value in having an established genomic tumor board, and using genomics for certain patients. The experience of the Genomic Tumor Board has promoted an evolution in the practice according to Alan Bryce, M.D., a Mayo Clinic oncologist, and co-first author on the study. “There is an emerging […]

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Tags: Alan Bryce, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, genetic testing, genomics, Jan Egan, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, tumor


January 16, 2018

Genetic tests + coordinated care + research = hope for patients with a genetic neurological disease

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

  Life with an inherited disease sometimes brings unexpected twists and turns. Five-year-old Gus Erickson has navigated the gyrations with the help of Mayo Clinic’s Neurofibromatosis Clinic. Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerve tissue. Those tumors can develop anywhere in the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, genetics, neurology, tumor


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