Items Tagged ‘Metastatic melanoma’

May 10, 2016

Protein May Predict Response to Immunotherapy in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

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 JeffreyBriggs

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


December 3, 2015

Aleksandar Sekulic, M.D., Ph.D., Named Associate Director for the Center for Individualized Medicine, Arizona

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

The Center for Individualized Medicine in Arizona will have a new associate director beginning January 1, 2016. Aleksandar Sekulic, M.D., Ph.D., has accepted the position, according to Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., the Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director of the Center for Individualized Medicine. Dr. Sekulic succeeds Richard Caselli, M.D., who has been leading the center’s […]

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Tags: cancer, center for individualized medicine, Center for Individualized Medicine Arizona, Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic, Dr. Keith Stewart, Melanoma, Melanoma Research Alliance, Metastatic melanoma, Stand Up to Cancer


June 22, 2015

Mayo Clinic and TGen Help Launch Clinical Trials to Combat Advanced Skin Cancer

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

With the advent of the Human Genome Project, it has become possible to completely sequence the DNA of a patient or his or her tumor. This technique has the potential to allow physicians to identify a tumor’s unique vulnerabilities, or even to predict which tumors will recur or which may be benign enough that no […]

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Tags: cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alan Bryce, Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic, Dr. Jeffrey Trent, genomics, individualized medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Melanoma, Metastatic melanoma, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine


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