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September 2nd, 2014

A Golden Dream

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

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: Would they consider donating $25 […]

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Tags: Cancer, CANCER RESEARCH, Carcinoid Tumor, Development


June 1st, 2014

What makes a cancer survivor?

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

  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 ovarian cancer patient, I […]

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Tags: Cancer Center, CANCER RESEARCH, cindy weiss, Ovarian Cancer, survivor, weiss


February 21st, 2014

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

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

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 gotten sick and had a […]

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Tags: Cancer, CANCER RESEARCH, Employee Stories, Erin Mobley, Florida, KatieRide, MayoClinicFL, runDonna


November 25th, 2009

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

By Julie Janovsky-Mason julie janovsky-mason

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 a matter of weeks, the […]

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Tags: CANCER RESEARCH, Genetics, GENOME SEQUENCING


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