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June 15, 2021 · Leave a Comment

New Mayo study validates melanoma test to help some patients avoid surgical biopsy

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

More than 100,00 people in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma this year — double the number of cases compared to 30 years ago, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association.  “Melanoma accounts for only about 2% of skin cancers, but it causes a majority of skin cancer deaths,” says Alexander […]

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Tags: #Dr. Alexander Meves, Melanoma


June 4, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Groundbreaking Early Cancer Detection Test Studied at Mayo Clinic Introduced Nationally

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Mayo Clinic today recognized the debut of a groundbreaking multi-cancer early cancer detection (MCED) test called Galleri™ that can detect more than 50 types of cancers[1] through a simple blood draw. The Galleri test is intended  to complement U.S. guideline-recommended cancer screenings. Mayo Clinic Oncologist Minetta Liu, M.D. was involved in the development of the […]

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Tags: #Dr. Minetta Liu, Cancer Research, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


May 25, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Gene fusion discovery in ultrarare tumor highlights potential therapeutic target

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

A scientific investigation led by a team of researchers from Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine reveals that an ultrarare cancer called epithelioid trophoblastic tumor (ETT), which can develop in the uterus after conception, recurrently exhibits an abnormal fusion of two genes. This fusion creates an unusual protein that triggers aggressive cell growth — the […]

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Tags: #Gavin Oliver, Dr. Eric Klee


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