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Expanded Clinical Trial for Experimental Melanoma Drug at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Cancer Center announced today that it is participating in an expanded access program for the experimental cancer drug MK-3475 at its three sites in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. MK-3475 is a therapy for the treatment of metastatic melanoma. This program will provide expanded access to [...]

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Mayo Clinic Receives $100 Million Gift to Support Proton Beam Therapy Program

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic today announced long-time patient and philanthropist Richard O. Jacobson has given a $100 million gift to help establish the multi-site Mayo Clinic Proton Beam Therapy Program. This is the largest outright gift in the clinic’s history, as well as the largest gift Mr. Jacobson has [...]

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Minority disparities evident in prostate cancer survival rate, Mayo Clinic study shows

PHOENIX — March 19, 2014 — A Mayo Clinic study reviewed data on more than 290,000 men with prostate cancer from the past 20 years and found that African-American men are at increased risk for poorer survival rate following prostate cancer treatment compared to other minority groups. The study was [...]

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Noninvasive Colorectal Cancer Screening Tool Shows Unprecedented Detection Rates

Mayo Clinic research results presented in NEJM could change colorectal screening practice ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 19, 2014 — Results of a clinical trial of Cologuard show unprecedented rates of precancer and cancer detection by a noninvasive test. The detection rates are similar to those reported for colonoscopy. The results were [...]

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Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Joins National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Rochester Minn. March 17, 2014 — The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center (MCCC) announced today that it has been elected to institutional membership in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of leading cancer centers dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of care for cancer patients. NCCN membership [...]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayo Clinic to Host Media Tour of New Proton Beam Therapy Facility

WHAT: Construction on the Richard O. Jacobson Building, home to the Mayo Clinic proton beam therapy program, is now complete. Over the next 15 months, physicians, scientists and technicians will calibrate and test equipment in advance of the facility’s scheduled opening in the summer of 2015. Information on proton beam [...]

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New Approach to Breast Reconstruction Surgery Reduces Opioid Painkiller Use, Hospital Stays

New York — March 3, 2014 — A new approach to breast reconstruction surgery aimed at helping patients’ bodies get back to normal more quickly cut their postoperative opioid painkiller use in half and meant a day less in the hospital on average, a Mayo Clinic study found. The method [...]

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Mayo Clinic Develops Faster Tumor Analysis Software, Speeds Cancer Discoveries

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 24, 2014 — Mayo Clinic researchers have fashioned a new key to unlocking the secrets of the human genome. The Binary Indexing Mapping Algorithm, version 3 (BIMA V3) is a freely available computer algorithm that identifies alterations in tumor genomes up to 20 times faster and [...]

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Precursor of Multiple Myeloma More Common in Blacks than Whites, Mayo Study Finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 24, 2014 — Blacks may be twice as likely as whites to develop multiple myeloma because they are more likely to have a precursor condition known as monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), a Mayo Clinic study has found. Not only is MGUS more common in [...]

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Lymphoma Patients Event-Free Two Years after Diagnosis have a Normal Life Expectancy

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 18, 2014 — Newly-diagnosed patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) who do not experience any cancer-related outcome events for two years after diagnosis have essentially the same life expectancy as they did prior to diagnosis, a Mayo Clinic study has found. Cancer related [...]

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Canadian Study: Screening Mammograms Do Not Cut Breast Cancer Deaths

A study published today in the journal BMJ says annual screening mammograms in women aged 40-59 do not reduce deaths from breast cancer any better than a physical examination or usual care. Sandhya Pruthi, M.D., a consultant in the breast clinic at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center says one limitation of the [...]

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Researchers Use Genomic Sequencing to Help Identify New Therapies for Bile Duct Cancer

Study targets EGFR and FGFR cellular pathways to treat rare disease SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Feb. 13, 2014 — Physicians at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine and researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have personalized drug treatments for patients with cholangiocarcinoma using genomic sequencing technologies. Potential new treatment approaches are being [...]

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Mayo Clinic Identifies a Key Cellular Pathway in Prostate Cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have shed light on a new mechanism by which prostate cancer develops in men. Central to development of nearly all prostate cancer cases are malfunctions in the androgen receptor — the cellular component that binds to male hormones. The research team has shown that [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Two Oncogenes Join to Drive Lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Patients with a common form of lung cancer — lung squamous cell carcinoma — have very few treatment options. That situation may soon change. A team of cancer biologists at Mayo Clinic in Florida is reporting in the Feb. 10 issue of Cancer Cell the discovery of two oncogenes [...]

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Study Finds Dramatic Rise in Skin Cancer among Middle-Aged Adults

ROCHESTER, Minn — Feb. 4, 2014 — A new Mayo Clinic study found that among middle-aged men and women, 40 to 60 years old, the overall incidence of skin cancer increased nearly eightfold between 1970 and 2009, according to a study published in the January issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. [...]

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Chemo after Radiation Therapy Improves Brain Cancer Survival

A clinical trial co-led by researchers at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and Wake Forest School of Medicine has found that adding chemotherapy following radiation treatment improves survival for adults with low-grade gliomas by approximately five-and- a-half years. Results of the clinical trial were made public today by the National Cancer Institute. Gliomas are tumors [...]

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Mayo Clinic Scientists Propose a Breast Cancer Drug for Bladder Cancer Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. ― Jan. 21, 2014 ― Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found amplification of HER2, a known driver of some breast cancers, in a type of bladder cancer called micropapillary urothelial carcinoma (MPUC) and have shown that the presence of HER2 amplification is associated with particularly aggressive tumors. [...]

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Combined Therapy Benefits Cigarette Smokers Trying to Quit Compared to Monotherapy

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Jan. 7, 2014 — Among cigarette smokers, combining the smoking cessation medications varenicline and bupropion, compared with varenicline alone, resulted in higher smoking abstinence rates for one outcome but not the other at three and six months; rates were similar at one year, according to a Mayo [...]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Mayo Clinic Experts Discuss Risk, Screening and Treatment

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Sept. 26, 2013 — October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Mayo Clinic breast cancer experts are available to discuss risk factors, screening and treatments. MULTIMEDIA ALERT: Video and audio are available for download on the Mayo Clinic News Network. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States, [...]

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Mayo Study Customizing Treatments for Deadly Prostate Cancer with Tumor Genomics

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A new study at Mayo Clinic is using genomic sequencing to develop customized treatments for men with castration-resistant prostate cancer, a progressive and incurable stage of prostate cancer, which no longer responds to hormone therapies that stop or slow testosterone production. "Men with castration-resistant prostate cancer have abysmal survival rates, typically living an [...]

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