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Dec 18, 2017

Latest News and Research from the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

By Lisa Stephens, PhD, @lisastephens

Forefront E-Edition

The December 2017 Forefront e-Edition is hot off the press! Below are the articles you will find in this e-Edition. To read the entire edition, click the link above. Alternatively, to read individual articles, click on the link listed in the article, below.

We hope you enjoy this edition and feel free to leave any comments or let us know what you think!

Director's message: Researchers vital to new drug development
An old Mayo Clinic hypothesis inspires the discovery of a potential new drug for breast cancer.


Most Americans are taking steps to help prevent cancer
Survey respondents have mixed feelings about the future but are hopeful about a cure for cancer.

Z-endoxifen emerges as potential breast cancer treatment
Results of a phase I study in women showed that the treatment was safe and reduced tumors.

Mayo Clinic researchers show how neuroblastoma spreads
A zebrafish model uncovers the dysregulation of genes associated with the extracellular matrix.

Prostate cancer discovery could improve precision therapy
Researchers found that SPOP mutations stabilize BET proteins against the action of BET inhibitors.

New deputy director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Arizona
Dr. Sekulic, whose research focuses on cutaneous oncology, oversees strategic planning and management.

Mayo Clinic named top hospital by U.S. News & World Report
Mayo Clinic also was named the best hospital for six specialties, including diabetes and gynecology.

Meet the Investigator: Pashtoon M. Kasi, M.D.
Dr. Kasi discusses the rise in colorectal cancers among young adults and research on pancreas cancer genes.

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