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September 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 be diagnosed in 2015. A […]

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Tags: Abraxane, anti-VEG-F antibodies, Markovic, Melanoma, Metastatic melanoma, Paclitaxel, Svetomir Markovic


August 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 each patient’s electronic health record […]

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August 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 frequently do hospital patients need […]

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August 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 the U.S. will need 526,800 […]

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Tags: ACT, career, career awareness, doctor shortage, health care careers, health care occupations, high school, teacher externship


August 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 awards in these categories: Got […]

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Tags: AVIA, CFI, Entrepreneur, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, Mayo Clinic Ventures, Think Big Challenge


July 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 medical schools in the nation […]

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July 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 efforts are featured by the […]

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Tags: Americans with Disabilities Act, disABILITY employee resource group, Employee Resource Groups, Gretl Kruse, Mayo Clinic, U.S. Department of Labor


July 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 care that best meets our […]

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Tags: Best Hospitals, U.S. News and World Report


July 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 patients and their families as […]

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Tags: DNA mutations, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, mitochondrial disease


July 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 Walmart for 18 years in […]

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Tags: John Noseworthy M.D., Mayo Clinic, MSNBC Morning Joe, Wall Street Journal


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