Items Tagged ‘cancer’

April 12, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Study of mouse gut microbiome may provide clues to how cancer develops in humans

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Joe Dangor A study of the mouse gut microbiome led by researchers from Mayo Clinic may shed light on how cancerous tumors develop and progress in humans. The findings were presented at the 2021 American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting. “There is growing recognition that healthy tissues accumulate cancer-related mutations over time but they don’t necessarily […]

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Tags: cancer, microbiome


March 29, 2021

Mayo researchers use AI to reveal causes of complex diseases

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Researchers within Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that can uncover causal drivers and relationships embedded within complex biomedical data. Nicholas Chia, Ph.D., John Kalantari, Ph.D., and Kia Khezeli, Ph.D., recently tested their machine-learning framework, called Causal Relation and Inference Search Platform (CRISP) on multiomic colorectal cancer samples […]

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Tags: #algorithm, artificial intelligence, cancer, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, multi-omics, rare disease


March 7, 2021

On International Women’s Day, meet 8 trailblazing women in Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine is celebrating the inspirational women who are taking on incredible challenges and leading the way to cure, connect and transform health care. International Women’s Day is dedicated to the social, economic, political, cultural and scientific achievements of women. This year’s […]

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Tags: #women's health, ALS, cancer, Genetic Testing, genomics, neurodegenerative disorders, rare disease, womens cancer


June 16, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic, NASA team up to test AI algorithm on colorectal cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo is working with NASA to sequence the path of cancer — from what causes it to what drives it, and potentially how to prevent it. Mayo researchers and NASA Frontier Development Lab data scientists are embarking on a research sprint this month to optimize an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for colorectal cancer and possibly […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cancer, colorectal cancer


June 1, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Seeing cancer, but not through a microscope

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Marla Broadfoot, Ph.D. / Discovery’s Edge Toward the end of the 19th century, a French doctor named Ernest Besnier coined the term “biopsy,” combining the Greek bios (life) and opsis (a sight). In the decades since, clinicians have performed countless biopsies on suspected cancer patients, all to catch a glimpse of cells on the […]

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Tags: cancer, Cancer Research, Genetics, Research


May 11, 2020 · Leave a Comment

AI enhances MRI images to identify molecular markers of brain cancer

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

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 · Leave a Comment

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

By Jay Furst Jay Furst (@jayfurst)

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


March 5, 2020

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

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman (@barbaratoman)

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


February 20, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo researchers’ endometrial cancer discovery could lead to window of opportunity for prevention

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

What if a doctor could alert a woman a year or more in advance that she is likely to develop endometrial cancer? Researchers at Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have found evidence linking functional modification of certain genes to the emergence of the disease, providing a novel opportunity for intervention and prevention. The new […]

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Tags: #endometrial biopsy, cancer, Cancer Research, Endometrial cancer, Epigenetic research, Epigenomics


February 11, 2020 · Leave a Comment

7 ways Mayo Clinic is leading to cure, connect and transform health care

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

  Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine’s physicians and researchers are leading the way to cure, connect and transform health care by combining their expertise to solve serious or complex medical conditions. Here are seven innovative ways the Center’s investigators are working together to provide patients with answers, treatment options and optimism.   Cultivating cutting-edge […]

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Tags: Biobank, cancer, cancer genomics, Epigenomics, Genomic Sequencing, infections, microbiome, rare disease


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