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June 25, 2016

‘How’d We Get So Lucky?’ — Proton Beam Therapy Available at the Right Time for Jackson

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

For two weeks, 14-year-old Jackson Fisher was plagued by headaches, double-vision, nausea and weight loss. His parents, Michelle and Patrick Fisher, weren’t sure what was wrong. But when Jackson came home one evening completely exhausted after lacrosse practice, they decided it was time to find out what was going on. The next day, they took […]

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Tags: Dr. Amulya Nageswara Rao, Dr. David Daniels, Dr. Nadia Laack, Nancy Heinzelman, Proton Beam Therapy, Randy McKeeman


April 1, 2016

A New Weapon in the Arsenal for Patient With Stubborn Cancer: Proton Beam Therapy

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Audra Popp has a rare tumor – anaplastic pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma, also known as anaplastic PXA. Only a handful of people are diagnosed with this condition each year. Audra is the first person at Mayo Clinic with anaplastic PXA to be treated with proton beam therapy. Audra had 20 proton beam therapy sessions to try to […]

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Tags: Anaplastic PXA, clinical trials, craniotomy, Dr. Jan Buckner, Dr. Nadia Laack, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Proton Beam Therapy


October 22, 2015

Rallying Around ‘Jack’ – Buying Time for 11-Year-Old Who Touched the Hearts of His Care Team

By Uma Thangaraj uthangaraj

He melts hearts with his infectious smile, cheerful attitude and frequent magic tricks. But the slogan on Haonan Jiang’s T-shirt, which reads “Tough as Nails,” is a more accurate summation of his spirit, and the fight he and his family have been waging. The 11-year-old from Beijing, China, prefers to be called “Jack.” He is suffering from […]

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Tags: anaplastic astrocytoma, Cancer, Dr. Amulya NageswaraRao, Dr. Nadia Laack, Dr. Sherilyn Driscoll, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


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