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Virginia Hospital Center Becomes Mayo Clinic Care Network Member

Virginia Hospital Center Becomes Mayo Clinic Care Network Member

ARLINGTON, Va. — Mayo Clinic and Virginia Hospital Center today announced Virginia Hospital Center as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of organizations committed to better serving patients and their families through collaboration. Members of the network have access to Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise [...]

Created by Bryan Anderson

Mayo Clinic to host Science Conference for area students on Jan. 27

Mayo Clinic to host Science Conference for area students on Jan. 27

Mayo Clinic researchers have invited approximately 200 area eighth grade and high school students to the 16th Biennial Celebration of Research, a daylong conference for students interested in learning about careers in science. The keynote address, "Harnessing Viruses to Attack Cancer," will be presented by Eva Galanis, M.D., a professor [...]

Created by Bob Nellis

Unprecedented Benefit Seen in Worldwide Test of a Three-Drug Treatment for Multiple Myeloma

Unprecedented Benefit Seen in Worldwide Test of a Three-Drug Treatment for Multiple Myeloma

PHOENIX — In the treatment of multiple myeloma, the addition of carfilzomib to a currently accepted two-drug combination produced significantly better results than using the two drugs alone, according to a worldwide research team led by investigators from Mayo Clinic. Their findings will be reported online Dec. 6 in the [...]

Created by Julie Janovsky-Mason

Claire’s Story

Claire’s Story

Claire had cancer … but she also had energy, enthusiasm, wisdom, grace and gratitude. Her tenacity and spirit lifted those who loved her. What she gave to others is immeasurable and what she’s still giving seems infinite. She especially wanted young people to know about melanoma. This is Claire’s journey [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Kootenai Health Becomes Mayo Clinic Care Network Member

Kootenai Health Becomes Mayo Clinic Care Network Member

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Kootenai Health and Mayo Clinic leaders today announced Kootenai Health as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of like-minded organizations that share a commitment to better serving patients and their families. The network, which began in 2011, now includes 30 member [...]

Created by Bryan Anderson

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 [...]

Created by Dennis Douda

Planning Ahead With an Advance Directive

Planning Ahead With an Advance Directive

Planning ahead with an advance directive is crucial Dealing with a life-changing diagnosis such as cancer makes having an advance directive to outline treatment even more important. Monoclonal antibody drugs for cancer: How they work Get the facts on how monoclonal antibodies are being used in cancer treatment. Managing chemotherapy [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Chemo after Radiation Therapy Improves Brain Cancer Survival

Chemo after Radiation Therapy Improves Brain Cancer Survival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdi8vCwvfA4 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 [...]

Created by Joe Dangor

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