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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFc1B91j9WY JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus have been awarded a $13.3 million, five-year federal grant to test a vaccine designed to prevent the recurrence of triple-negative breast cancer, a subset of breast cancer for which there are no targeted therapies. The clinical trial, which will enroll 280 patients at multiple clinical sites, is expected to begin early in 2016. The grant, the Breakthrough Award from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Breast Cancer Research Program, will fund a national, phase II clinical trial testing the ability of a folate receptor alpha vaccine to prevent recurrence of this aggressive cancer following initial treatment. Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Knutson are available in the downloads. MEDIA CONTACT: Kevin Punsky, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, email@example.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZED_pRUEvEI&feature=youtu.be JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus was the nation’s second largest recruiting site, and largest in the Southeast, to participate in a landmark study ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO72kLauH8I Journalists: Sound bites with gastroenterologist Michelle Lewis, M.D., are available in the downloads. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic’s Florida and Rochester, Minnesota campuses have been named National Pancreas Foundation Centers by the non-profit patient-centered National Pancreas Foundation. The foundation describes these centers as “premier healthcare facilities that focus on multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatitis, treating the whole patient with a focus on the best possible outcomes and an improved quality of life.” Because treatment of pancreatitis and other pancreatic disorders is often inconsistent, the foundation says, it created the designation to distinguish institutions that focus on patient-centered care either for treating the disease or to get an expert second opinion. The foundation designated 30 institutions in the United States as centers. MEDIA CONTACT: Kevin Punsky, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 904-953-0746, firstname.lastname@example.org
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mayo Clinic and the University of North Florida (UNF) are honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by hosting the 11th annual “Upbeat Pink: A Musical Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivorship” concert on Friday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Lazzara Performance Hall, UNF Fine Arts Building on the university’s campus in Jacksonville. The Upbeat Pink concert is free and open to the public. The theme for this year’s program, “The Wild West Through TV and Movies”, showcases the UNF Wind Symphony, which will be conducted by Gordon Brock, D.M.A. Guest speakers will include Stephanie Hines, M.D. from Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus and Patricia Dunbar-Norris, a breast cancer survivor. MEDIA CONTACT: Paul Scotti, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, email@example.com