Richard Rubenstein, a retired executive from Scottsdale, Arizona, shares his experience battling rectal cancer diagnosed in 2007. He explains his medical and surgical treatment at Mayo Clinic in Arizona while giving those overcoming a cancer diagnosis hope and wisdom.
Could blocking an androgen ( testosterone) receptor lead to a new way to treat an aggressive form of breast cancer?
That’s a question researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, Ariz are exploring. Preliminary results of a Mayo Clinic — TGen collaborative study show the androgen receptor may be a potential target to attack in treating triple negative breast cancer (TNBC).
Barbara Pockaj, M.D., a surgical oncologist at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, discusses the study findings and the next steps in research.
Max Harris, a twenty-nine year old patient at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, shares his experience battling a rare form of leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). He describes undergoing a bone marrow transplant as treatment for AML. Max explains what helped him get through his treatment and how he is doing now following the bone marrow transplant.
To request an appointment, visit http://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/transplant-center/sections/request-appointment/ptc-20203893?mc_id=us&utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=sm&utm_content=video&utm_campaign=mayoclinic&geo=national&placementsite=enterprise&cauid=100504
A promising new study from Mayo Clinic, in conjunction with Caris Life Sciences, points to immunotherapy as a possible treatment option for patients with the difficult-to-treat triple negative breast cancer mutation. The study was presented this week at the 50th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago.
“This study may change our ability to treat triple negative breast cancer patients,” says Barbara Pockaj, M.D., lead investigator of the study and Mayo Clinic surgeon. “We may have signs that these patients can be treated with immunotherapy. We don’t have a lot of options for these patients and this would really expand our options.”
David Dodick, M.D., Brent Goodman, M.D., and Bert Vargas, M.D., neurologists at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, discuss study findings presented at the 2013 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting. Currently, there is no biomarker or diagnostic test to both reliably indicate when a brain concussion has occurred and when the brain has recovered. The study results indicate that autonomic nervous dysfunction is common in concussion and autonomic nervous system testing may be a sensitive biomarker in patients with concussion.
Thank you for joining us in this eight-part video series on pancreatic cancer. In the second video, physicians at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Mitesh Borad, M.D., oncologist, and Douglas Faigel, M.D. gastroenterologist, discuss the diagnostic procedures available for the evaluation of pancreatic cancer and pancreatic cysts. Dr. Faigel highlights treatments offered to improve the quality of life of a patient diagnosed with these conditions.
To schedule an appointment with a Mayo Clinic pancreatic cancer specialist, please call (800) 446-2279 or email PancreaticCancer@mayo.edu.
For more information on the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of pancreatic cancer, please visit: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pancreatic-cancer/basics/definition/con-20028153.
To watch all the videos in this pancreatic cancer series, please click the following link: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSWR1ylG_6JbuNhywmJwtk5o1rM4eqbio
Sitting is the new smoking. The list of health issues associated with sitting ranges from obesity, diabetes to depression and certain cancers. James Levine, M.D., Ph.D, professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic and a world-renowned leader in obesity research and co-director of the Mayo Clinic/ASU Obesity Solutions Initiative, is leading an “up-rising” to encourage people to get off their duffs and start moving. In this video Dr. Levine offers the “secrets of the thin” and tells you how moving throughout your day can lead to a healthier life.
Suzy Underhill, a patient at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, shares her story battling inflammatory breast cancer. She explains the diagnosis, treatment and how she managed to keep a positive outlook during the process. Learn more about breast cancer treatment at Mayo Clinic: http://mayocl.in/2lulFoe