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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Cancer and Pregnancy: Parallels in Growth, Invasion, and Immune Modulation

Dr. Shernan Holtan, Instructor in Medicine and Oncology at Mayo Clinic, discusses her November 2009 Mayo Clinic Proceedings article on the parallels between cancer and pregnancy, particularly in terms of immunologic modulation.

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Biopsy-Based Predictors of Prostate Cancer Mortality: The Mayo Model

Dr. Matthew Tollefson provides patients and clinicians with a novel way to predict which cases of prostate cancer, the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in American men, will be aggressive and which ones can be safely monitored with watchful waiting.

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Aromatase Inhibitors in Breast Cancer Survivors

Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, Director of the Breast Diagnostic Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her article on managing aromatase inhibitors in breast cancer survivors.

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Colon Cancer Study

An investigational drug called regorafenib slowed the progression of tumors and lengthened the lives of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, an international phase III clinical trial found.

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FISH to Visualize Genetic Abnormalities Characteristic of Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Gordon DeWald, professor emeritus in laboratory medicine and laboratory genetics at Mayo Clinic, provides an overview of his study on the use of FISH (Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization)

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Grand Rounds (CME): Hepatitis and Liver Cancer Among Somali Immigrants in Minnesota

Abdirashid Shire, Ph.D. presents Hapatitis and Liver Cancer Among Somali Immigrants in Minnesota.

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Melanoma in Immunosuppressed Patients

Dr. Jerry Brewer, a Dermatologic Surgeon from the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, unmasks a previously unknown higher risk for melanoma in immunosuppressed and transplant patients.

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Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma in CLL and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Dr. Jerry Brewer, a dermatologic surgeon in the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the August 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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