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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
June 2014
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Choline C-11 - Pulling Back the Curtain on Prostate Cancer
Patient Care

New test screens for hereditary PGL-PCC syndromes

Paragangliomas (PGLs) and pheochromocytomas (PCCs) associated with SDH gene family mutations have traditionally been challenging to diagnose. Now, a new screening test will help identify patients with hereditary PGL-PCC syndromes.

Mayo's IM Clinic to offer predictive services

Mayo's Individualized Medicine (IM) Clinic will soon offer three new services: genomic testing for polymorphisms in drug-metabolizing enzymes, testing for genetic variants associated with increased cancer risk and DNA sequencing for inherited disease.


HER2 amplification predicts survival in micropapillary bladder cancer
A new study shows amplification of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) is associated with a significantly increased risk of cancer death in patients with micropapillary urothelial carcinoma but not those with typical bladder cancer.

New markers promising for early pancreatic cancer detection
Markers found using optical spectroscopy and pancreatic fluids show promise for improving early detection of pancreatic cancer.

For patients, benefits of knowing genomic information are personal and contextual
Researchers from the Center for Individualized Medicine presented results of three studies evaluating implications and feasibility of genome sequencing at the March 2014 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting.

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Radioactive Seed Localized Breast Surgery Workshop
July 18, 2014, in Rochester, Minn.
Explore radioguided breast surgery using an I-125 radioactive seed in place of a localization wire for the surgical management of breast disease. Topics include advantages of a radioactive seed localized procedure and the steps needed to implement a radioactive seed localized breast program.

Mayo Clinic Oncology Review
July 26, 2014, in Minneapolis
This program provides hematology and oncology clinicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants with an overview of the most recent advances in the treatment of various oncologic malignancies, based on abstracts presented at the June 2014 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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