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Jun 16, 2014 · Twitter Chat on Wednesday, June 18: The Promise of Immunotherapy in Cancer

Immunotherapy is a unique approach to cancer treatment that restores the immune system’s ability to detect and eliminate cancer cells. 

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center (@mayoclinic, @MayoCancerCare) is collaborating with the American Association for Cancer Research (@AACR) and the Cancer Research Institute (@CancerResearch) for a Twitter chat titled, “The Promise of Immunotherapy.”

Wednesday, June 18, 1-2 pm EDT

Moderated by @TIME Magazine Senior Health Reporter @AliceParkNY

Join the discussion on Twitter by following the hashtag #CIMchat.


Apr 25, 2014 · Cancer researchers begin blog series on kidney cancer in Cancer

Winston Tan, M.D., an oncologist who treats kidney cancer, and John Copland, III, Ph.D., a kidney cancer researcher, have launched a blog series on Advancing the Science, Mayo Clinic’s medical science blog. Their blog posts will discuss cutting-edge discoveries and share their challenges as they work to make new discoveries. Read their first post.

Apr 17, 2014 · Looking to connect with other women going through cancer treatment in Cancer

Angela: Mayo Clinic’s basic information on breast cancer can be found here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/breast-cancer/basics/definition/con-20029275. It includes a section on coping and support. I’m not sure exactly where you’re located, but Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. works with a group called the Pink Ribbon Mentors–they connect breast cancer survivors with newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. You can learn more about the program here: http://www.jointhejourney.us/jtj-pinkribbon-mentors/. You can also call them at (507)538-9950
or send an email to pinkribbonmentors@mayo.edu. Best wishes.

Apr 17, 2014 · Brain Tumor Support Group Launched in Cancer

ds00281_im01630_mcdc7_brain_cancerthuMayo Clinic Connect has launched its first Cancer sub-group, the Brain Tumor Group. This is a support group for patients diagnosed with brain tumors and their families and caregivers. Join the discussion today at https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/brain-tumor-support-group. Spread the word!

Apr 17, 2014 · Dr. Alyx Porter discusses her book, "Navigating Life with a Brain Tumor" in Brain Tumor

Alyx B. Porter, M.D., neuro-oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and co-author of Navigating Life with a Brain Tumor, shares how this book discusses the basics of brain tumors, the various types of tumors, how to manage different tumors, related symptoms, treatments and side effects, the role of medical team members and coping strategies from initial diagnosis throughout the course of the illness.


Apr 15, 2014 · is there someone familiar with the whipple surgery and getting strong again,....its [...] in Cancer

Hi, James. Mayo Clinic has some basic information on the Whipple procedure here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/whipple-procedure/basics/definition/prc-20021393. Information on pancreatic cancer, including treatment, coping and support, is here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pancreatic-cancer/basics/definition/con-20028153. The treatment section of this latter website states “Expect a long recovery after a Whipple procedure. You’ll spend several days in the hospital and then recover for several weeks at home.” Best wishes.

Apr 15, 2014 · Chronic pain due to radiation damage for colorectal cancer in Colorectal Cancer

Hi, Wayne. I am unable to share a personal experience, but I can refer you to some Mayo Clinic online resources that might be useful. Our general information page for colorectal cancer is here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-cancer/basics/definition/con-20031877. This website includes information on treatment and drugs, alternative medicine and coping and support.

Apr 15, 2014 · Looking to connect with other women going through cancer treatment in Cancer

Hi, Angela. Our resources for adenocarcinoma are developed based on the part of the body in which the cancer developed–for example, esophagus, lungs, stomach, pancreas, etc. Would you mind sharing where the adenocarcinoma was found? I can then share relevant resources.