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November 27, 2019

CAR-T Versus Cancer

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Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in her 40s, Tanis Milicevic tried a number of treatments to keep the disease in check. But the cancer came back. Then her Mayo Clinic care team offered Tanis a new option, and it made a world of difference.

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Tags: Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program, CAR-T cell therapy, Dr. Han Tun, Dr. Mohamed Kharfan Dabaja, Dr. Yi Lin, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma


November 8, 2019

Opening Doors for Cancer Research in Native American Communities

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Mayo Clinic’s 14-year partnership with Diné College has opened up opportunities for students like Corinna Sabaque to gain experience in fields where Native communities are often underrepresented and underserved. In Sabaque’s case, those opportunities launched a career in cancer research.

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Tags: Advancing the Science, Dr. Christi Patten, Dr. Gloria Petersen, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


October 30, 2019

Second Opinion Opens the Door to Lifesaving Cancer Care

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LeAnn Kuper couldn’t have been more surprised when she was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer and told it was incurable. Despite that shocking news, the upbeat interior designer was undeterred. LeAnn took her case to Mayo Clinic and found a determined physician who offered her a promising alternative.

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Dr. Roger Hofer, Dr. Travis Grotz, Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy


October 28, 2019

‘Trio of Angels’ Provide Care and Comfort for Breast Cancer Patient

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Going through a medical evaluation after being diagnosed with breast cancer was a nerve-wracking experience for Traci Miller. But members of her Mayo Clinic care team quickly stepped up to calm her worries and ease her fear.

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Tags: Dr. Richard Gray, Dr. Roxanne Lorans, Ductal carcinoma in situ, Kim Dalke, Mary Ann McDonough, Mayo Clinic Breast Clinic


October 2, 2019

Overcoming Disability and Shyness While Finding Her Place

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When Taylor Sturtz first arrived at Mayo Clinic, it was as an intern in the Project Search program. Through that experience, she gained new skills and found new confidence. Today, Taylor is proud to be a Mayo Clinic employee, and she’s happy to have the opportunity to help others.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Project Search


September 27, 2019

Savoring the Many Flavors of Life After Overcoming Side Effects From Cancer Treatment

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Side effects from oral cancer treatment left Mike Serpe in terrible pain and unable to eat or drink for months. But after coming to Mayo Clinic, where he began hyperbaric oxygen therapy followed by surgery, his throat healed, and he reclaimed his love of cooking and eating.

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Tags: Dr. Daniel Price, Head and Neck Cancer Center, Head and neck surgery, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy


September 23, 2019

Innovative Treatment Moves Conner Beyond Cancer

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When Conner O’Brien was faced with daunting cancer treatment options that carried long-term side effects, his doctors referred him to Mayo Clinic. Today, because of the less-invasive and targeted treatments he was offered at Mayo, Conner’s tumor is gone, and his quality of life is excellent.

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Tags: Dr. Eric Moore, Dr. Safia Ahmed, Dr. Scott Okuno, Head and neck surgery, Rhabdomyosarcoma


September 20, 2019

Living His Best Life Against the Backdrop of Incurable Cancer

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When Scott Stewart learned he had a rare neuroendocrine tumor, the journey ahead of him looked frightening and difficult. But with steadfast support from an interdisciplinary Mayo Clinic team, Scott now takes comfort in knowing that some of the best physicians in the world are walking the path with him.

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Tags: Department of Oncology, Dr. Timothy Hobday, Liver Transplant, Neuroendocrine tumor


September 18, 2019

Eliminating a Complex Brain Tumor With Careful Planning and Expert Care

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Tony DeGange never thought much about the bump on his head until his barber mentioned that it might be a problem. It was. The bump turned out to be a brain tumor. But his Mayo Clinic team successfully removed it, and now Tony’s back to enjoying his retirement, bump-free.

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Tags: Dr. Jennifer Peterson, Dr. Rabih Tawk, Dr. Sarvarm TerKonda, gamma-knife, Meningioma, Neuro-Oncology Program


September 16, 2019

Fighting a Rare Cancer and Using His Voice to Help Others

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Nick Saleum felt a painless lump in his left forearm. One doctor misdiagnosed the lump as a ganglion cyst or lipoma, but Nick noticed the lump growing and went to see another doctor. A biopsy revealed a rare, cancerous tumor: epithelioid sarcoma.

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Tags: Dr. Peter Rose, Dr. Sarah James, Dr. Scott Okuno, Epithelioid sarcoma, Kaye Holt, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Soft tissue sarcoma


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