Cancer

Researchers Identify Best Drug Therapy for Rare, Aggressive Pancreatic Cancer

Each year, about 200 to 400 Americans develop acinar cell carcinoma, a rare form of pancreatic cancer that has no effective standard of care.

Publish Date: 6/10/2016

Minimally Invasive Inguinal Lymph Node Dissection (MILND)

James W. Jakub, M.D., demonstrates the safe, feasible operative technique of minimally invasive inguinal lymph node dissection (MILND) in a patient with melanoma.

Publish Date: 4/28/2015

Faster Tumor Analysis Software Speeds Cancer Discoveries

With the glut of data generated through next-generation sequencing, interpretation has become the new bottleneck in scientific discovery and clinical application.

Publish Date: 10/8/2014

Methylated DNA Markers and Whole Body Cancer Screening

John B. Kisiel, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, discusses a study that identified the source of cancer in patients’ gastrointestinal tracts by analyzing DNA markers from tumors.

Publish Date: 8/5/2015

Ibrutinib With Chemotherapy Offers Longer Life to Patients With B-Cell Cancers

Researchers found that a combination of ibrutinib and chemotherapy reduced the risk of death or cancer progression by 80 percent in patients with previously treated chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Publish Date: 8/5/2015

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Less Radical Procedures Offer Similar Cancer Control Compared to Surgery for Kidney Cancer Patients

Needle-guided tumor destruction procedures offer near equivalent lengths of local cancer control compared to surgery for patients with small kidney cancer tumors, according to the results of a large study published in the journal European Urology.

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Combined Therapy Benefits Cigarette Smokers Trying to Quit Compared to Monotherapy

Jon Ebbert, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, on a study combining the smoking cessation medications varenicline and bupropion, compared with varenicline alone, that resulted in higher smoking abstinence rates.

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Expert Comments on Surgeon General Report About Smoking

Richard Hurt, M.D., Director of Mayo Clinic's Nicotine Dependence Center, comments on a new report by the Surgeon General released Jan. 2014 The Health Consequences of Smoking -- 50 Years of Progress that highlights a half a century of progress in tobacco control and prevention.

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Lymphoma Patients Event-Free Two Years after Diagnosis have a Normal Life Expectancy

Newly-diagnosed patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) who do not experience any cancer-related outcome events for two years after diagnosis have essentially the same life expectancy as they did prior to diagnosis, a Mayo Clinic study has found. Cancer related outcome events include disease progression or relapse, need for re-treatment or death.

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Breast Cancer Genome Guided Therapy Study (BEAUTY)

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.

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Study suggests 140 colonoscopies don't equal competency

Professional organizations have traditionally recommended that gastroenterology fellows perform 140 colonoscopies before assessing competency.

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Grand Rounds: Biorepositories and Biobanking in the Center for Individualized Medicine

Stephen Thibodeau, Ph.D. discusses Biorepositories and Biobanking in the Center for Individualized Medicine.

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Tissue Testing During Breast Cancer Lumpectomies Prevents Need for Reoperation 96 Percent of Time

Unique laboratory testing during breast cancer lumpectomies to make sure surgeons removed all the cancerous tissue spares patients the need for a repeat operation in roughly 96 percent of cases at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

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