Cancer Education Center

Welcome to the Slaggie Family Cancer Education Center page. Our goal is to empower patients and their supporters to become active partners in their health care by providing relevant information, increasing knowledge and learning from one another’s experiences. Follow the Cancer Education Center page and stay up-to-date as we post accurate and timely cancer-related information on topics such as cancer prevention, risks, treatments, clinical trials, end-of-life care, and survivorship. No matter where you are in your journey, we are here to help.

Jun 28, 2018

Forefront: The Latest Edition of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Magazine

By Lisa Stephens, PhD, @lisastephens


The Summer 2018 issue of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center magazine, Forefront, has arrived. Features include brief news articles about Mayo Clinic Cancer Center research, video commentary from researchers, and investigator profiles. Click here to subscribe, read this newsletter edition or view any archives.

Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2018

Director's message: Our rich tradition of cancer research
Advances in clinical research and basic research translate to improvements in patient care.

Predicting which colon polyps might transform to cancer
This discovery would be a major clinical step forward in individualizing patient care.

New test links BRCA2 gene mutations to breast, ovarian cancer
The findings may help patients make better decisions about results obtained from genetic testing.

MGUS poses lifelong risk of progression to multiple myeloma
Patients should be checked for progression and receive all routine preventive services as they age.

Late biostatistician's plan for clinical trial bears fruit
Results from the IDEA colon cancer study show that patients may be able to reduce chemotherapy.

Immunity-boosting vaccine targets aggressive breast cancer
Future studies will help determine the duration of immunity in HER2 and identify tumor subtypes.

Meet the Investigator: Stephen M. Ansell, M.D., Ph.D.
In this video, Dr. Ansell, a hematologist, discusses his research on lymphoma biology and treatment.

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