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March 6, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Harnessing Love and Gratitude to Combat an Aggressive Brain Tumor

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Mary Jane Moline has never been one to shy away from a challenge. So when she was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor, she was ready to face her treatment head-on. For Mary Jane, that has meant embracing with enthusiasm all of the therapy her Mayo Clinic care team has offered. Mary Jane Moline, an […]

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Tags: Brain Tumor Program, clinical trials, Dr. Michael Ruff, Dr. Ross Puffer, Dr. Scott Lester, Proton Beam Therapy Program


March 4, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Back to the Drawing Table, Thanks to Individualized Care for Blood Cancer

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The medication Jim Robinson took to treat his leukemia triggered side effects that kept him from the art he loves. So his Mayo care team stepped in to ensure Jim was not only in remission from the cancer, but that he also could get back to the hobby that has brought great meaning to his […]

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Tags: Chronic myelogenous leukemia, Dr. Sikander Ailawadhi, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


February 14, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Palliative Care Helps Cancer Survivor Put an End to Severe Nausea

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After eight months of unrelenting nausea, David Dean was miserable and nothing seemed to help. Then a Mayo Clinic palliative care specialist took another look and recommended a new medication. That eliminated the nausea and enabled the former triathlete to once again exercise, travel and do the things that make his life full.

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Tags: Dr. Maisha Robinson, Dr. Rami Manochakian, Palliative care


February 5, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Aggressive Approach to Pancreatic Cancer Yields Outstanding Outcome

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When Rita Krueger found out she had pancreatic cancer, the outlook seemed bleak. Then she met a Mayo Clinic physician who was willing to go beyond the standard treatment to achieve remarkable results.

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Tags: Biopsy, chemotherapy, CT scan, diabetes, Dr. Mark Truty, Endoscopy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MRI, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatitis, PET scan


January 27, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Innovative Therapy Improves Lives of People With Neuroendocrine Tumors

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When Jay Elsten’s neuroendocrine tumors no longer were responding to traditional treatment, Mayo Clinic offered him a recently approved nuclear medicine therapy. And it worked. Within a week, Jay’s symptoms were gone.

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Tags: Dr. Geoffrey Johnson, Dr. Thorvardur Halfdanarson, Neuroendocrine tumor, Nuclear Medicine, Pathology, Rachel Eiring


December 30, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Quick Recovery From Kidney Cancer With Ablation Therapy

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A diagnosis of kidney cancer was not the news Carol Adams wanted to hear. But with the minimally invasive option offered by her Mayo care team, Carol’s cancer treatment turned out to be quick and painless. Now the diagnosis and the cancer are behind her.

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Tags: Dr. Jeremy McBride, Dr. Melissa Nissen, kidney cancer, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Microwave ablation


December 27, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Physician’s Love of Philosophy Grows Into a Passion for Helping Patients

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As a medical oncologist, Evanthia Galanis, M.D., has a simple philosophy — patients need answers quicker. Dr. Galanis brings this perspective from her research and clinical experience to her new role as Mayo Clinic’s executive dean for development, where she’s seen the impact philanthropy can have when joined with Mayo Clinic’s patient-centered values.

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Tags: Dr. Evanthia Galanis, Gene and Virus Therapy


November 27, 2019 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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


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