Items Tagged ‘immunotherapy’

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


July 25, 2019

Antoni Ribas, M.D., Ph.D. – leading melanoma researcher to speak at #CIMCON19

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Article by Sara Damore Melanoma is an aggressive skin cancer caused by extensive sun exposure and the fifth most common cancer in the U.S. If detected and treated early, the survival rates for melanoma are high (98%). However, once the cancer spreads to other areas of the body, survival rates for malignant melanoma drop dramatically […]

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Tags: #CIMCon19, #skin cancer, BRAF gene, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Antoni Ribas, geenetics, genomics, Herpes virus, immunotherapy, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, Melanoma


July 23, 2018

Meet Saad Kenderian: Using the body to recognize and attack cancer

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

For as long as he can remember, Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., wanted to be a physician. Nothing could blunt his resolve –not even when improvised explosive devices, bombs and trappings of war put the medical school in his native Baghdad, Iraq, on a brief hiatus. It is with that same determination he leads Mayo Clinic’s […]

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Tags: #CAR T-cell therapy, #leukemia, Dr. Saad Kenderian, immunotherapy, lymphoma, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


May 22, 2018

The latest advances in cancer care: from genomics to immunotherapy

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Precision medicine is helping identify new, individualized therapies for many different types of cancer, especially for patients whose tumors do not respond to standard therapy. There are many new discoveries on the horizon that offer new therapies for those who have exhausted all other options in cancer care. This year’s Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care […]

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Tags: #acute lymphocytic leukemia, #B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, #CAR T-cell therapy, #Dr. Michael Berger, #Dr. Yi Lin, #gene panel tests, #Genomics research, #individualized therapies, #Individualizing Medicine 2018: Advancing Care Through Genomics, #Memorial Sloan Kettering, #MSK-IMPACT, center for individualized medicine


May 30, 2017

IMPRESS study: maximizing immunotherapy with precision biomarkers to fight cancer

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Mayo Clinic researchers are doing a deep dive at the molecular level to maximize the potential of immunotherapy to fight cancer. Immunotherapy — using your body’s immune system to identify and attack cancer cells — is a promising treatment for many types of cancer. But it’s expensive, associated with potential side effects, and doesn’t work […]

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Tags: #Dr. Aaron Mansfield, #Dr. Minetta Liu, #Dr. Richard Joseph, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alan Bryce, Dr. George Vasmatzis, Dr. Haidong Dong, Dr. Roxana Dronca, Dr. Svetomir Markovic, immunotherapy, mayo clinic


March 23, 2017

Genetics and biology hold the keys to better screening, treatment of colon cancer

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Colon cancer is the fourth most common form of cancer diagnosis in America. However, it is very treatable when caught in early stages. Throughout the month of March, Mayo Clinic is enlisting the help of a giant inflatable colon to help patients learn firsthand how colon cancer develops and the key role that screening plays […]

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Tags: #Colon cancer screening, #colon cancer treatment, #Colon display, #Dr. Thorvardur Halfdanarson, #inherited colon cancer, #Katie Agre, #Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Program, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, Dr. Nicholas Chia, Genetic Counselor


May 10, 2016

Protein May Predict Response to Immunotherapy in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

Biomedical research is a large part of the mission at Mayo Clinic and here at the Center for Individualized Medicine, as we wrote about in a recent blog. News of a study that was funded in part by the Center’s Biomarker Discovery Program was just announced that may help immunotherapy for patients with metastatic melanoma.  […]

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Tags: Bim, Bim protein, biomarker, Biomarker Discovery Program, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Haidong Dong, Dr. Roxana Dronca, immunotherapy, Melanoma, Metastatic melanoma


December 15, 2015

Melanoma Researchers at Mayo Clinic Say Odds Continually Improving for Patients

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

The nation has been buzzing recently over what sounds like miraculous news for former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. The 91-year-old Carter announced he is cancer-free, just months after revealing he was battling malignant melanoma, which had spread. In August, he had a cancerous mass removed from his liver. Four lesions were then found on his brain and were treated with radiation. Additionally, […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Roxana Dronca, Dr. Svetomir Markovic, immunotherapy, Melanoma, Metastatic melanoma


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