Years After Treatment for HER2-Positve Early Stage Breast Cancer, Trastuzumab Continues to Show Life-Altering Benefit
After following breast cancer patients for an average of eight-plus years, researchers say that adding trastuzumab (Herceptin) to chemotherapy significantly improved the overall and disease-free survival of women with early stage HER2-positive...
20-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT
Here are highlights from the insert month issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter, an eight-page monthly newsletter of reliable, accurate and practical information on today’s health and medical news.
17-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Rochester, Minn. – The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) offer a new guideline on how to determine what genetic tests may best diagnose a person’s subtype of...
15-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic announced today the launch of the Mayo Clinic app, available as a free download from Apple’s App Store.
2-Oct-2014 10:20 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic, University of Mississippi Medical Center Expand Relationship With Formal Collaboration Agreement
Mayo Clinic and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) announced today that they have signed an agreement to broaden and deepen their collaboration in clinical trials, other medical research and education. The agreement is a formal...
1-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT
Analysis of more than 8,000 women who participated in the world’s largest study of two treatments for HER2-positive breast cancer reinforces other findings from the clinical trial showing that trastuzumab (Herceptin) should remain the standard of...
29-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic announced today that Clifford Hudis, M.D., immediate past president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), will deliver the keynote address at Individualizing Medicine 2014: From Promise to Practice.
24-Sep-2014 10:15 AM EDT
More women with cancer in one breast are opting to have both breasts removed to reduce their risk of future cancer. New research shows that in the long term, most have no regrets. Mayo Clinic surveyed hundreds of women with breast cancer who had...
24-Sep-2014 9:40 AM EDT
Summer travel isn’t for vacation alone. For some people, it may include a trip to an out-of-town hospital for surgery. If you are traveling for chest surgery, you may wonder whether it is safer to return home by car or plane. A new Mayo Clinic...
20-May-2014 12:00 PM EDT
Friday, April 25, is National DNA Day, the date which commemorates completion of the Human Genome Project, the national effort to identify and decode all 6 billion letters in human DNA. Since that time, medical researchers and practitioners have...
17-Apr-2014 4:00 PM EDT
Not only is heroin addictive and deadly, its use is increasing among Americans. That disturbing trend parallels the spike of opioid based prescription painkiller abuse in recent years, say Mayo Clinic experts.
12-Feb-2014 12:00 PM EST
Plan Ahead for Holiday Travel to Avoid Health Concerns, Such As Sleepiness and Stiffness, Mayo Clinic Expert Says
Traveling long distances during the holidays -- whether by car, plane or train -- is a common custom for many Americans, but taking health precautions for the journey isn’t often at the top of to-do lists. Taking some simple steps to stay healthy...
16-Dec-2013 11:00 AM EST
People with epilepsy may have a new high-tech way to manage hard-to-control seizures. A new implantable medical device that delivers responsive neurostimulation has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The technology is designed...
26-Nov-2013 10:00 AM EST
Most everyone is bound to get osteoarthritis -- if they live long enough. That old saying among arthritis experts is backed up by the numbers. The painful and often debilitating joint condition is the most common form of arthritis.
8-Oct-2013 1:00 PM EDT
26-Sep-2013 1:15 PM EDT
As few as 3 percent of Americans eligible to donate blood do, and fear and anxiety are common reasons why many decline to give. U.S. hospitals are always in need of new donors; at Mayo Clinic, that need is heightened by concern about iron deficiency...
10-Sep-2013 11:00 AM EDT