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Hospital Wedding a Gift to Dying Mom

September 5, 2019

Hospital Wedding a Gift to Dying Mom

By In the Loop In the Loop

Roma Liani hadn’t planned on getting married in the hospital. But then she learned that her beloved mother, Martha, was unlikely to ever leave it.

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. Kristina Butler, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Pam Glassley


Ridin' On: One Man's Mission to Spread Cancer Awareness from Coast to Coast

July 9, 2019

Ridin’ On: One Man’s Mission to Spread Cancer Awareness from Coast to Coast

By In the Loop In the Loop

Last December, Pat Shannon announced to his wife and to his Mayo oncologist that he was going to take a 10,000-mile journey on his motorcycle, despite still battling a rare cancer he’s had since 2007.

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. Katharine Price, Dr. Kerry Olsen, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Cancer Patient Pens Book to Help Children Understand What Happens When People Get Sick

June 27, 2019

Cancer Patient Pens Book to Help Children Understand What Happens When People Get Sick

By In the Loop In the Loop

Cheryl Moore used her experience as a patient to create a book that explains to children what it’s like for people with cancer or other serious illnesses.

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Tags: Cancer, Department of Oncology, Dr. Svetomir Markovic, ocular melanoma


Livestrong Program Helps Cancer Patients Heal, Body and Spirit

June 13, 2019

Livestrong Program Helps Cancer Patients Heal, Body and Spirit

By In the Loop In the Loop

A YMCA program in Rochester gives people a chance to regain their health after cancer, and offers Mayo’s Physical Therapy student volunteers an opportunity to hone their skills while helping others.

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. Kathryn Ruddy, Heather Stonelake-French, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Physical Therapy


Third Grader 'Braves the Shave' to Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer Research

May 21, 2019

Third Grader ‘Braves the Shave’ to Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer Research

By In the Loop In the Loop

For the third straight year, young Sophie Vanderheiden shaved her head to raise awareness, and money, for childhood cancer research during the annual St. Baldrick’s head shaving event.

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Tags: Amanda Vanderheiden, Cancer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, pediatrics


For Dr. Joy Wolfram and Team, the Future of Cancer Treatment Is in the (Nanoparticle) Details

April 16, 2019

For Dr. Joy Wolfram and Team, the Future of Cancer Treatment Is in the (Nanoparticle) Details

By In the Loop In the Loop

Mayo Clinic’s Joy Wolfram, Ph.D., is recognized by Forbes in the magazine’s “30 under 30” list for her and her team’s innovative research aimed at revolutionizing targeted cancer treatments. Being named to a Forbes Magazine list probably isn’t on the radar of many researchers, especially those just starting their careers. But Mayo Clinic’s Joy Wolfram, […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. Joy Wolfram, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Nanomedicine and Extracellular Vesicles Laboratory


Beautiful Boxes for Courageous Kids with Cancer

January 3, 2019

Beautiful Boxes for Courageous Kids with Cancer

By In the Loop In the Loop

Joe and Karen Davis come to Mayo Clinic regularly for medical appointments, but they also take time for another important task: delivering the wooden boxes Joe makes for pediatric cancer patients.

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Tags: Amy Petersen, Cancer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, pediatrics, Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia


Cancer Patient Crochets Blankets of Comfort and Hope for Others in Need

January 16, 2018

Cancer Patient Crochets Blankets of Comfort and Hope for Others in Need

By In the Loop In the Loop

Five years ago Bill Schluter began crocheting as part of his recovery from short-term memory loss. Since then, he’s made hundreds of blankets and given them away to help comfort others.

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Tags: Cancer, Colon and Rectal Surgery, prostate cancer, Traumatic brain injury


Daughter's Diagnosis Inspires Career Change for Mayo Clinic Auditor

January 4, 2018

Daughter’s Diagnosis Inspires Career Change for Mayo Clinic Auditor

By In the Loop In the Loop

After her daughter was diagnosed with cancer, Dawn Hucke was inspired to change career paths to work with patients. The one-time auditor is now the director of Patient Experience at Mayo Clinic. 

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Tags: Cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Rochester


60-Some Years Later, Cancer Patient Still Holds Mayo (and Her Surgeon) Near Her Heart

November 2, 2017

60-Some Years Later, Cancer Patient Still Holds Mayo (and Her Surgeon) Near Her Heart

By In the Loop In the Loop

Constance Furcolo hasn’t been a patient at Mayo Clinic since the 1950s, but that experience changed her health and her life. She’s been a Mayo Clinic fan and supporter ever since.

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Tags: Cancer, Development, Wellness


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