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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 [...]

Created by Dennis Douda

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

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

Cancer Patients May Not be Getting Adequate Care for Debilitating Fatigue, Mayo Clinic Finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Many people who have been through cancer and its treatment have trouble with their recovery because of severe, debilitating fatigue that can last for months or even years. But even though a variety of treatments exist for cancer-related fatigue, few doctors are recommending them to patients, according [...]

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Mayo Clinic in Arizona is the First in the Southwest to Offer New Treatment for Recurrent Glioblastoma Brain Tumors

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Mayo Clinic in Arizona is the first and only clinical center in the Southwest to offer a new treatment that disrupts the growth of recurrent glioblastoma brain tumors. The new treatment features the NovoTTF-100A System, a portable, noninvasive medical device that affixes to a patient's head and [...]

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Molecule Thought Cancer Foe Actually Helps Thyroid Tumors Grow

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — June 20, 2012.  A molecule widely believed to fight many forms of cancer actually helps deadly thyroid tumors grow, and cancer therapies now being tested in humans might boost the activity of this newly revealed bad guy, researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida say. Their findings are [...]

Created by Kevin Punsky

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), [...]

Created by Julie Janovsky-Mason

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 [...]

Created by Kevin Punsky

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