Sep 17, 2015

New Drug Combo Attacks Melanoma Cancer Cells

By Catherine Benson @bensonca
Metastatic melanoma is known as “the cancer that gives cancer a bad name.” While melanoma makes up less than 2 percent of all skin cancer cases, it accounts for the vast majority of skin cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. An estimated 73,870 new cases of melanoma will [...]
Aug 27, 2015

Sequencing patient DNA to prevent adverse drug reactions and maximize drug efficacy

By Catherine Benson @bensonca
Mayo Clinic, in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine, is planning to sequence the DNA of 10,000 Mayo patients for 69 genes that can affect how the body metabolizes, transports and reacts to certain drugs. The gene variations observed that are known to influence drug response will be entered into [...]
Sequencing patient DNA to prevent adverse drug reactions and maximize drug efficacy
Aug 17, 2015

First-year residents rethink daily labs, improve patient care

By Amy Olson @amyeolson
Sometimes, it’s the simplest things that make the biggest differences in a patient’s care. Fresh out of medical school at the University of North Dakota and weeks into his first year of residency, Joel Beachey, M.D., found himself contemplating a challenge from his attending physicians and chief residents: Just how [...]
First-year residents rethink daily labs, improve patient care
Aug 13, 2015

Mayo Clinic educates high schoolers about career options as U.S. faces shortage of health care workers

By Catherine Benson @bensonca
The United States is facing a shortage of health care workers in the next few decades, as our population continues to grow and to age. The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts a doctor shortage of 46,000 to 90,000 physicians by 2025, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that [...]
Mayo Clinic educates high schoolers about career options as U.S. faces shortage of health care workers
Aug 12, 2015

Mayo Clinic THINK BIG Challenge to offer entrepreneurs $100,000 start-up funds, expert guidance

By Catherine Benson @bensonca
Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, Mayo Clinic Ventures and AVIA have issued the Mayo Clinic THINK BIG Challenge, a national competition offering awards totaling $100,000 for entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to transform the future of health and health care. Entrepreneurs can apply for one of two $50,000 THINK BIG challenge [...]
Jul 29, 2015

Mayo Medical School takes on bold new initiatives to improve medical education

By Amy Olson @amyeolson
Mayo Medical School is at the forefront of a major transformation in medical education. The school is expanding to Arizona and Florida to become one of the first national medical schools in the United States, offering a single curriculum across three campuses. In addition, Mayo will be among the first [...]
Mayo Medical School takes on bold new initiatives to improve medical education
Jul 24, 2015

U.S. Department of Labor features Mayo employee who founded employee resource group for those with disabilities

By Amy Olson @amyeolson
When Gretl Kruse saw a need, she jumped into action. In 2014, the Mayo Clinic project manager formed Mayo Clinic’s disABILITY employee resource group with several other colleagues. Kruse said they started the group to improve the experience of Mayo Clinic’s patients and employees with disabilities. Kruse and the group’s [...]
U.S. Department of Labor features Mayo employee who founded employee resource group for those with disabilities
Jul 21, 2015

Mayo Clinic among top hospitals in U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll

By Amy Olson @amyeolson
Mayo Clinic today has been named one of the best hospitals nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. Mayo Clinic earned more No. 1 rankings in individual specialties than any other provider based on reputation, services and volumes, safety and clinical outcomes. “This ranking underscores our long-standing commitment to provide the highest-quality [...]
Mayo Clinic among top hospitals in U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll
Jul 17, 2015

Repairing mitochondrial disease

By Amy Olson @amyeolson
A multidisciplinary team has successfully eliminated fatal mitochondrial DNA mutations in stem cells from patients with mitochondrial diseases. The study is published in the journal Nature as a collaboration between some of the top research institutions and Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine. Mitochondrial diseases are a particular struggle for [...]
Repairing mitochondrial disease
Jul 10, 2015

Balancing quality and cost of care

By Amy Olson @amyeolson
Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy, M.D. recently took part in an interview with the Wall Street Journal and joined MSNBC’s Morning Joe. He took both opportunities to talk about the trend toward forming contracts with large corporations for certain types of specialty care.  Mayo Clinic has had a relationship with [...]
Balancing quality and cost of care
Jul 9, 2015

Multiple myeloma research and possible cures highlighted as Tom Brokaw writes about his experience

By Amy Olson @amyeolson
When a well-known person faces a serious medical situation, it brings attention to the illness and treatments. This is what happened when legendary NBC News anchorman Tom Brokaw was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare form of blood cancer, at the Mayo Clinic. He has since written about his experiences [...]
Multiple myeloma research and possible cures highlighted as Tom Brokaw writes about his experience
Jun 18, 2015

Studying surgical outcomes to improve patient care

By Amy Olson @amyeolson
For nearly 100 years, Mayo Clinic has been dedicated to evaluating surgical outcomes in order to improve patient care and reduce risks associated from surgery. Dr. Charles H. Mayo said in 1930, “A surgical procedure should be planned so that the patient, with the least possible risk and loss of [...]
Studying surgical outcomes to improve patient care
Jun 10, 2015

1,000 liver transplants and the future of health care

By Amy Olson @amyeolson
What’s in a milestone? For patients, perhaps everything. In May, Mayo Clinic transplant surgeon Charles Rosen, M.D. completed his 1,000th liver transplant surgery. Rosen is among a small handful of liver transplant surgeons to have reached that personal milestone. But Rosen would be the first to say that transplant surgery [...]
1,000 liver transplants and the future of health care
Jun 4, 2015

Creating the Future of Health Care, one patient at a time

By Amy Olson @amyeolson
Dustin Bennett’s mom calls it a miracle; his doctors at Mayo Clinic know it as an example of what the future of health care holds for all of us. Dustin, a 23-year-old from Pearson, Georgia, had suffered most of his life from extreme jerking that would mysteriously start and stop. [...]
Creating the Future of Health Care, one patient at a time
Dec 11, 2014

The Future of Health Care and Cardiac Regenerative Medicine

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This post originally appeared in the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative blog. Since 2007, Mayo Clinic and Cardio3 BioSciences, a biotechnology company based in Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium, have collaborated to advance our knowledge of disease in order to provide new solutions for patients and innovative delivery of quality care in the [...]
The Future of Health Care and Cardiac Regenerative Medicine
Oct 7, 2014

The Future of Health Care and Genomic Medicine

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This modified post originally appeared in the Center for Individualized Medicine blog. Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, took to the stage Monday morning to welcome nearly 500 attendees to the Individualizing Medicine 2014 Conference.  This third annual genomics conference promises a practical approach to helping medical [...]
The Future of Health Care and Genomic Medicine
Sep 24, 2014

Opening Bell Interview with John Noseworthy, M.D.

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John Noseworthy, M.D., CEO and president of Mayo Clinic, recently shared his perspective on three issues related to the future of health care on Opening Bell. Dr. Noseworthy discussed: The importance of a global effort to contain the Ebola virus which requires a disciplined effort to protect health care workers and [...]
Opening Bell Interview with John Noseworthy, M.D.
Sep 18, 2014

Google's Zeitgeist Minds and the Future of Health Care

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John Noseworthy, M.D., CEO and president of Mayo Clinic, and Tom Brokaw discussed the future of health care at this year's Google Zeitgeist conference in Paradise Valley, Ariz. Zeitgeist Minds brings together the top global thinkers and leaders across a wide spectrum including social, economic, political and cultural disciplines. Tom Brokaw began the [...]
Google's Zeitgeist Minds and the Future of Health Care
Sep 11, 2014

Four New Partner Organizations Join Optum Labs Research Collaborative

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Optum Labs, the collaborative research and innovation center co-founded by Optum and Mayo Clinic, announced the addition of four new partners committed to improving the quality and value of patient care. These new partner organizations, which represent a cross-section of health care stakeholders, are: Harvard Medical School Department of Health Care Policy Medica [...]
Four New Partner Organizations Join Optum Labs Research Collaborative
Sep 8, 2014

Transform 2014: Streaming the Experience

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This post originally appeared in the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation blog. The Mayo Clinic Transform symposium is a multidisciplinary conference for thought-provoking, inspiring ideas hosted by the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation and takes place Sept. 7–9. View the entire schedule of renowned speakers on the Transform website. If you can’t be there in person, you [...]
Transform 2014: Streaming the Experience
Aug 21, 2014

Mayo Clinic Ventures and the Future of Health Care

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The future of health care needs to provide answers to the people who need them most -- the patients living with diseases and conditions that threaten their health and their lives. How is Mayo Clinic addressing this need in today's challenging health care environment? One solution lies in the efforts of Mayo Clinic Ventures and Mayo physicians and [...]
Mayo Clinic Ventures and the Future of Health Care
Aug 13, 2014

The Rise of Personalized Medicine and the Future of Health Care

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This post originally appeared in the Mayo Medical Laboratories blog. Franklin Cockerill, M.D., chair of the Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, participated in the 21st Century Cures Roundtable on Personalized Medicine hosted by the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday, July 23. Throughout Dr. Cockerill’s remarks, he emphasized [...]
The Rise of Personalized Medicine and the Future of Health Care
Jul 30, 2014

Why and How Mayo Clinic Plans to Serve 200 Million Patients

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Mayo Clinic wants to help 200 million patients by 2020. That's the future of health care vision of John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic. He recently shared his plans with The Daily Briefing on how to accomplish this goal by: 1) Scaling Mayo Clinic's knowledge with the continued growth of the Mayo Clinic Care [...]
Why and How Mayo Clinic Plans to Serve 200 Million Patients
Jul 23, 2014

Individualizing Medicine 2014: From Promise to Practice

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Wait no more for the transition to genomic medicine as we look towards the future of health care. It’s here, and it’s changing the way doctors care for everything from cancer to diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. But the reality is that most physicians report insufficient knowledge to maximize the benefits of these powerful new tools on behalf of their patients. Mayo Clinic is changing that with the Individualizing Medicine Conference series, the world’s largest meeting geared towards helping providers of all stripes discover and discuss the latest tools in individualized medicine. The goal is to cultivate new skills in providers, pharmacists and researchers so that they take those techniques back to their practices and help improve care for patients around the world. [...]
Individualizing Medicine 2014: From Promise to Practice
Jul 16, 2014

Modernizing the Clinical Trial System to Meet the Needs of Patients

By Sundeep Khosla, M.D. @sundeepkhoslamd
The future of health care in the United States requires modernization of clinical trial regulations and processes. On July 9, I had the opportunity to deliver that message and stress its importance in testimony on behalf of Mayo Clinic before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health. As part of the full Committee’s 21st Century Cures Initiative, the Health Subcommittee held a hearing focused on policy issues surrounding clinical trials. I applaud the Committee’s interest in this issue and urge continued focus on the need for reform to reduce the length of time from target discovery to approval of new drugs and treatments. As I reported to the Committee, the average length of time from target discovery to approval of a new drug currently averages approximately 14 years, the failure rate exceeds 95 percent, and the cost per successful drug exceeds $2 billion, after adjusting for all of the failures. This situation must change. http://youtu.be/qGx60HLjDDM [...]
Modernizing the Clinical Trial System to Meet the Needs of Patients
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