Items Tagged ‘kidney cancer’

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 16, 2017

Transforming care for patients with bladder and kidney cancer

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Identifying unmet patient needs Physicians want to provide the best care for their patients, but they are often challenged by the limits of current medical capabilities. For example, bladder cancer can be difficult to diagnose, making it hard to find at an early stage when treatment is most effective. It can also be difficult to […]

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Tags: #Mayo's Transform the Practice Initiative, #Renal cancer, #team science, biomarkers, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alexander Parker, kidney cancer, mayo clinic, medical research

September 3, 2015

Center for Individualized Medicine Announces 2015 Gerstner Family Career Development Awards

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

Early in their careers, many young biomedical investigators find it difficult to secure the funds necessary to continue their research. Groundbreaking research into possible new treatments for patients and potential breakthroughs to finding cures for some of our deadliest diseases can fall by the wayside without timely support of young investigators with vigorous new ideas. […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Dr. Melissa Murray, Dr. Thai Ho, Gerstner Family Career Development Awards, Gerstner Family Foundation, individualized medicine, kidney cancer, Precision Medicine

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