• By Joe Dangor

The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center participates in NCI-MATCH clinical trial

September 7, 2016

Scientists examined DNA gel that is used in genetics, medicine, biology, pharma research and forensics.ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has announced it is participating in the National Cancer Institute’s Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice clinical trial, also known as NCI-MATCH or study EAY131. The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center with locations in Rochester, Minnesota, Phoenix, Arizona, and Jacksonville, Florida. All three locations are participating.

“NCI-MATCH is a phase II precision medicine trial that seeks to determine whether matching certain drugs or drug combinations in adults whose tumors have specific gene abnormalities will effectively treat their cancer, regardless of their cancer type,” says Robert Diasio, M.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. “We are proud to participate in this unique cancer treatment trial because it is the largest, most scientifically rigorous precision medicine cancer trial to date.”

Precision medicine refers to the tailoring of treatment based on the characteristics of each individual. Treatment focuses on molecular abnormalities instead of the organ site of the cancer.

For more information on NCI-MATCH, contact the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center clinical trial referral office at 1-855-776-0015 (toll-free). For information on additional participating sites, visit the NCI website.

About NCI-MATCH
NCI-MATCH was co-developed by the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health and the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, one of five NCI National Clinical Trials Network groups.

About Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
As a leading institution funded by the National Cancer Institute, the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center conducts basic, clinical and population science research, translating discoveries into improved methods for prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and therapy. For information on cancer clinical trials, call the clinical trial referral office at 1-855-776-0015 (toll-free).

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About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing. For more information, visit http://www.mayoclinic.org/about-mayo-clinic or http://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/.

MEDIA CONTACT: Joe Dangor, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, newsbureau@mayo.edu

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