Mayo Clinic News Network

News Resources


Items tagged as "Medical Oncology"

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 [...]

Created by mayonewsreleases

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 [...]

Created by Paul Scotti

Mayo Clinic Launches Whole Genome Breast Cancer Study

ROCHESTER, Minn. — April 9, 2012.   The Breast Cancer Genome Guided Therapy Study (BEAUTY Project) will help physicians tailor chemotherapy to breast cancer patients based on their individual genomes and the genomes of their tumors. Mayo Clinic researchers will obtain three whole genome sequences: one from the patients' healthy cells before [...]

Created by mayonewsreleases

Mayo Clinic Researchers Building Melanoma Vaccine to Combat Skin Cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have trained mouse immune systems to eradicate skin cancer from within, using a genetic combination of human DNA from melanoma cells and a cousin of the rabies virus. The strategy, called cancer immunotherapy, uses a genetically engineered version of the vesicular stomatitis virus to [...]

Created by mayonewsreleases

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Mayo Clinic Experts Discuss Latest Research, Treatment

ROCHESTER, Minn. — March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is one of the most common and deadly cancers, and also one of the most preventable. Mayo Clinic experts are available to discuss the latest in colorectal cancer research, detection and treatment: Technology and Technique Combine to Make [...]

Created by mayonewsreleases

Drug Improves Survival of Colorectal Cancer Patients, Trial Results Show

ROCHESTER, Minn. — An investigational drug called regorafenib slowed the progression of tumors and lengthened the lives of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, an international phase III clinical trial found. The findings were presented today at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in San Francisco [...]

Created by mayonewsreleases