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May 11, 2020

AI enhances MRI images to identify molecular markers of brain cancer

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Five years ago Bradley Erickson, M.D., Ph.D. never would have imagined that an MRI would be able to identify the molecular characteristics of brain cancer. But because of the rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI), that scenario isn’t science fiction. It’s an exciting medical reality for Dr. Erickson, a radiologist on Mayo Clinic’s campus in […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cancer, gliomas


April 27, 2020

Noninvasive test may help some patients with melanoma avoid lymph node biopsy

By Jay Furst Jay Furst

A Mayo Clinic-led research team has developed a test for patients who have melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, that shows whether they’re at risk of the cancer spreading to other areas of the body. The research, described in the journal JCO Precision Oncology, could allow some patients at low risk of metastasis […]

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Tags: cancer, Melanoma, Research


April 25, 2020

Why do diseases such as COVID-19 and cancer hit some people harder than others?

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

As the nation marks DNA Day on April 25 — commemorating the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953 and the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 — Mayo Clinic researcher Nicholas Chia, Ph.D., continues to search for answers to the question of why some people are more susceptible to getting a severe […]

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Tags: cancer genomics, DNA, genomics, microbiome, rare disease


April 8, 2020

Mayo Clinic experts offer advise and tips on coping with COVID-19

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

By Mayo Clinic News Network Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers are providing daily updates and information to help keep people healthy and safe.  Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cardiac risks of off-label drugs to treat COVID-19 A study published recently in Mayo Clinic Proceedings details information about potential cardiac side effects when using off-label drugs to treat COVID-19. Off-label means […]

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Tags: covid-19


March 10, 2020

How pharmacogenomics can improve the lives of persons living with HIV

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

By Jessica Fenske Life with HIV typically means using any number of medications to control the virus. But not all medications are the same or act the same way in different people. Mayo researchers are zeroing in on a new test to help patients fine-tune their treatments. While there is no cure for HIV, there […]

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Tags: pharmacogenomics, Research


March 5, 2020

Rise in kidney cancer spurs Mayo researcher’s urgency to improve patient outcomes

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman

As a trainee oncologist, Thai Ho, M.D., Ph.D., was struck by the number of people he saw at a veterans’ hospital with kidney cancer. “It’s one of the cancers that disproportionately affects military personnel, possibly due to environmental exposures,” he says. The results can be devastating. “On average, patients with kidney cancer lose 12 years […]

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Tags: cancer, Cancer Research, Epigenetic research, Epigenomics, kidney cancer, Research


Nobel Laureates' discovery paves way for research and patient care at Mayo Clinic

November 21, 2019

Nobel Laureates’ discovery paves way for research and patient care at Mayo Clinic

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

Three pioneering scientists, outside of Mayo Clinic, who won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of how cells adapt to oxygen availability helped lay the foundation of research and patient care, enabling a unique service at Mayo Clinic — the von Hippel-Lindau Clinic.  “The understanding of how the body senses […]

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Tags: Cancer Research, cells, Oxygen, von Hippel-Lindau Clinic


November 4, 2019

Preparing the workforce of the future: students work side-by-side with Mayo researchers and physicians

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

This past summer, Monika Kizerwetter arrived on Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minnesota, and Hsuan-Yu (Taylor) Chen came to Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus – each ready to work alongside leading medical researchers. But their experience extended far beyond the laboratory. They each saw firsthand how teams of researchers and physicians collaborate to fuel discoveries that […]

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Tags: #Carolyn Rohrer Vitek, #Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance for Technology-based Healthcare, #Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, #Parkinson's disease, Brandt Young Scholars Fund, Center for Individualized Medicine Biomarker Discovery, Center for Individualized Medicine Education Program, Hsuan-Yu (Taylor) Chen, immunotherapy, mayo clinic, Monika Kizerwetter, neurodegenerative disorders


August 20, 2019

Genomics and computer science intersect to improve patient care

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Computational genomics is a field that brings high-performance computing resources to drive precision medicine research toward new discoveries. However, when over 50 Mayo Clinic physicians, researchers and students gathered in June to participate in the Computational Genomics Course, the emphasis was on the needs of the patient. The annual week-long intensive course is sponsored by […]

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Tags: #CIMCon19, #computational genomics, #Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare, #Michael Kalmbach, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Justin Nguyen, Dr. Nidhi Jalan Sakrikar, Dr. Timothy Curry, mayo clinic, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


July 30, 2019

Community voices guide use of biobank samples in research

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Article by Caitlin Doran Mayo Clinic supports biobanks — large collections of patient biological samples—near each of its three campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, with the goal of advancing research to broaden the understanding of health and disease. Paired with each biobank, Mayo fields a community advisory board (CAB), whose members are recruited from […]

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Tags: #Arizona State University, #Bioethics at the Cinema, #Center for Individualized Medicine Bioethics Program, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, #Mountain Park Health Center, #Rochester Public Library, #Sangre Por Salud Biobank, Barry Hall, Bioethics, center for individualized medicine, Community Advisory Boards, community outreach


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