Tag Archives: Cancer

Study Finds Transoral Robotic Surgery Safe and Effective In Treating Some Throat Cancers

A new Mayo Clinic study found that the use of transoral robotic surgery for the treatment of tonsil and base of tongue cancers is safe, effective and enables faster recovery times. The results of this research were even more positive than we expected. We found great advantages to using transoral robotic surgery for tonsil and […]

GI Stenting

Doctors have been using stents in arteries of the heart for many years.  The devices open blockages and allow blood that was once restricted to flow.  Now they’re using stents in the digestive tract too.  Not to open arteries, but to open blockages caused by cancer.

Cancer Fatigue Study

Fatigue is a big problem for many cancer patients.  In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Deb Barton discusses a study aimed at helping those patients. To listen, click the link below. Cancer Fatigue Study

Detection of Bile Duct and Pancreatic Cancers Doubles With New Tests

Pancreatic cancer and bile duct cancer are difficult to diagnose and often fatal because they are discovered in the advanced stages of the disease. Researchers have developed new tests that double the ability to detect bile duct and pancreatic cancers according to a Mayo Clinic study. Bile duct and pancreatic cancers are very difficult to […]

Mayo Clinic-Led Researchers Confirm Gene Variants Associated With The Most Common Adult Leukemia

A national team of researchers led by Mayo Clinic has found that patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are more likely to have similar DNA changes or variants in up to six genes, compared to people who do not have the cancer. The findings, presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer […]