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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
May 2015
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Breast Cancer Genome-Guided Therapy Study
Patient Care

HIPEC offers a cure to some patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis

A retrospective study of intermediate-term outcomes for patients treated with cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) indicates the treatment was most successful for patients with resectable metastatic appendiceal cancer, metastatic colon cancer and peritoneal mesothelioma.

Laser surgery spares patients with brain lesions from craniotomy

At Mayo Clinic, minimally invasive laser surgery is available to treat certain brain lesions. MRI-guided laser ablation has been used to treat metastatic brain tumors and radiation necrosis for only about nine months, but preliminary results are promising.


High prices for cancer drugs affect patient care
Americans with cancer pay 50 to 100 percent more for the same patented drug than patients in other countries. In a paper published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers recommend solutions to help control and reduce the high cost of cancer drugs.

Methylated DNA markers may lead to noninvasive cancer screening
Mayo researchers have identified the presence and origin of cancerous cells in patients' gastrointestinal tracts with about 80 percent accuracy by collecting and identifying methylated DNA from tumors.

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Mayo Clinic Oncology Review 2015
July 25, 2015, in Minneapolis
Review recent advances in the treatment of oncologic malignancies, based on abstracts presented at the June 2015 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

25th Annual Mayo Clinic Hematology/Oncology Reviews 2015
July 29-Aug. 1, 2015, in Amelia Island, Fla.
Emphasis includes recent developments and updates on the evaluation and treatment of cancer and blood disorders.

Mayo Clinic Acute and Chronic Leukemias 2015: A Case-Based Discussion
Sept. 12, 2015, in Phoenix
This regional meeting for physicians and nurse practitioners focuses on diagnosis and treatment of acute myeloid and lymphoid leukemia.

Individualizing Medicine 2015: From Promise to Practice
Sept. 20-23, 2015, in Rochester, Minn.
This conference focuses on how to translate the promise of genomic medicine to your practice and includes a keynote address from J. Craig Venter, the researcher who helped map the first human genome.

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