Mayo Clinic aims to improve understanding of how cancer starts, what it needs to survive, and how to interfere with these processes to eliminate cancer. There is a dire need for better understanding of childhood cancer that allows for the development of less-toxic therapies. Members of Mayo's Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology are actively involved in:
These studies will aid in understanding how our bodies work under normal situations, to help prevent cancer in the first place.
Members of this division are involved in research on surgical outcomes in patients with bleeding disorders. This group is also reviewing Mayo Clinic's experience in managing complications and the impact on quality of life after deep vein thrombosis in children. The results of this study will improve the immediate care of children who have thrombosis and provide long-term follow-up to prevent potential complications.
See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic doctors on pediatric cancer and blood disorders on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.