cancer

September 7, 2021

Precision cancer advancements to take center stage at 10th annual Individualizing Medicine Conference

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic researchers are taking a distinctive all-hands-on-deck approach to cancer, driven by advanced genetic analysis and clinical sciences to personalize treatments for every cancer patient. Clinicians and researchers work side by side, developing groundbreaking therapies to provide patients with answers, treatment options and optimism. This year’s virtual Mayo Clinic Individualizing Medicine Conference on Oct. […]

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Tags: cancer genomics, Cancer Research, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Conference 2016


August 30, 2021

2021 Gerstner Awardees to investigate individualized medicine approaches for heart attack and leukemia

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Moritz Binder M.D., a physician-scientist in Mayo Clinic’s divisions of Hematology and Oncology, and Satsuki Yamada, M.D., Ph.D., a physician-scientist in the division of Cardiovascular Diseases, are recipients of the 2021 Gerstner Family Career Development Awards.  The competitive awards are presented annually by Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine to researchers conducting innovative investigations to […]

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August 24, 2021

A new understanding of the inner workings of CAR-T cell therapy

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic researchers have biomanufactured chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy  (CAR-T cell therapy) in a new way to track the cells’ cancer fighting journey and predict toxic side effects. This Mayo Clinic breakthrough, published in Cancer Immunology Research, also could unravel the mystery of how to unleash CAR-T cell therapy to destroy solid tumors. “This […]

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Tags: #CAR T-cell therapy, Cancer Research


June 15, 2021

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

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

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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