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A Golden Dream

A Golden Dream

After being diagnosed with cancer, Joan Hittner, along with her husband, David, created an organization to raise money to find a cure. Today, David and daughter Christine continue the work. In 2011, Joan and David Hittner opened a letter from the Mayo Clinic Department of Development. Inside was a request: [...]

Created by Hoyt Finnamore

What makes a cancer survivor?

What makes a cancer survivor?

June 1 is designated National Cancer Survivor Day – a time to celebrate those living with cancer. It seems ironic, though, for one day to be called out as cancer survivor’s day. Let's be honest – once you receive a diagnosis of cancer, regardless of what kind, every day is essentially survivor’s day. As a two-time [...]

Created by Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

Her Relay: Overcoming a Childhood Tumor to Being An Advocate for Life

Her Relay: Overcoming a Childhood Tumor to Being An Advocate for Life

Written by Erin Mobley, Adult BMT Data Specialist at Mayo Clinic in Florida I wanted to go skiing for my seventh birthday, but instead I celebrated in the hospital with family and friends, and a pediatric oncologist.  Two months earlier, in September 1993, on my first day of first grade, I had [...]

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Mayo Clinic Cancer Center team in Arizona completes whole human genome sequence on patient with blood cancer

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center team in Arizona completes whole human genome sequence on patient with blood cancer

The concept of personalized medical treatment based on a patient’s DNA is one small step closer to becoming a reality. A Mayo Clinic Cancer Center team in Arizona recently completed its first whole human genome sequencing on a patient suffering from multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. In [...]

Created by Julie Janovsky-Mason