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Letter Writing Can Benefit Cancer Survivors

The lost art of letter writing can benefit cancer survivors Researchers have found that people felt happier and less depressed after they made letter writing a weekly routine. Photodynamic therapy Learn about this cancer treatment that uses medications to make cancer cells vulnerable to special lights, such as lasers. Mayo [...]

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Treating Tumors With Precisely Focused Radiation Beams

Mayo Clinic research team shares discoveries on kidney cancer See how one research team is working to find better treatments and a potential cure for kidney cancer. Stereotactic radiosurgery This procedure treats tumors in the brain and other parts of the body with precisely focused radiation beams. Managing chemotherapy side [...]

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Limiting Iron for Tumors

In this Medical Edge episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Richard Bram talks about a study which may help some leukemia patients. To listen, click the link below. Limiting Iron for Tumors

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Immune Cells Are Driven To Exhaustion During Cancer Treatment

Instead of stimulating immune cells to battle cancerous tumors, treatment with a protein called interleukin-12 (IL-12) is having the opposite effect, driving the cells to exhaustion. The results of this Mayo Clinic study suggest a change in therapeutic tactics for lymphomas and other cancers by dampening, rather than fueling, the effects of cell-signaling molecules.   “It [...]

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