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Twitter Chats Connect Medical Experts

Twitter boasts hundreds of millions of subscribers. So, why wouldn't doctors with important news to share about treatment see if they could get the word out with a few well-worded tweets? Take a discussion recently on immunotherapy and ways medicine can work with our immune systems to fight cancer. Here's [...]

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Mayo Clinic Completes First Genome-wide Analysis of Peripheral T-cell Lymphomas

ROCHESTER, Minn. — July 31, 2012.  Researchers at Mayo Clinic have completed the world's first genome-wide sequencing analysis of peripheral T-cell lymphomas, unlocking the genetic secrets of this poorly understood and highly aggressive cancer of the immune system. Andrew Feldman, M.D., a Mayo Clinic pathologist and Damon Runyun Clinical Investigator, [...]

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Four-Drug Mix Treats Multiple Myeloma With Fewer Side Effects, Mayo Clinic-Led Study Finds

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — June 4, 2012.  A four-drug combination of chemotherapy drugs scored high marks as a highly effective treatment for patients newly diagnosed with the blood cancer multiple myeloma, according to results from a Mayo Clinic-led study. The multidrug regimen, called CYCLONE (comprised of Cyclophosphamide, Carfilzomib, Thalidomide and Dexamethasone), [...]

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Mayo Clinic IDs Immune System Glitch Tied to Fourfold Higher Likelihood of Death

ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 30, 2012.  Mayo Clinic researchers have identified an immune system deficiency whose presence shows someone is up to four times likelier to die than a person without it. The glitch involves an antibody molecule called a free light chain; people whose immune systems produce too much [...]

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A Nurse Practitioner-Driven Palliative Care Intervention Improves Cancer Patients' Quality of Life, Mayo Clinic Study Says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — May 18, 2012.  Recent studies have shown that palliative care interventions aimed at addressing patients' emotional, spiritual and social needs have a significant impact on cancer patients' quality of life and may even improve cancer patients' overall survival. Despite this, most cancer patients being cared for in [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Exhaustion Renders Immune Cells Less Effective in Cancer Treatment

ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 9, 2012.  Rather than stimulating immune cells to more effectively battle cancerous tumors, treatment with the protein interleukin-12 (IL-12) has the opposite effect, driving these intracellular fighters to exhaustion, a Mayo Clinic study has found. The findings appear in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The study [...]

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Cancer Control Month: Mayo Clinic Experts Discuss Emotional Coping Strategies for Survivors

ROCHESTER, Minn. — April is National Cancer Control Month, which focuses on the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer and on efforts to improve the quality of life of the more than 11 million cancer survivors in the United States. While the physical effects of cancer and cancer treatments are [...]

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Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Study Finds New Type of Mutation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — April 10, 2012.   Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered a new class of molecular mutation in various forms of breast cancer, a finding that may shed new light on development and growth of different types of breast tumors. Called fusion transcripts, the mutated forms of RNA may also [...]

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