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Walking "The Way" to Raise Awareness and Funding for Molecular Breast Imaging

August 13, 2019

Walking “The Way” to Raise Awareness and Funding for Molecular Breast Imaging

By In the Loop In the Loop

Leslie Yerger’s 500-mile journey across Spain last fall was more than just a pilgrimage. She was also raising money and awareness for research at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: bone density test, Dr. Deborah Rhodes, lobular breast cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, molecular breast imaging


Stay Out of the Sun Run Organized by Patient Wanting to Give Back

April 30, 2019

Stay Out of the Sun Run Organized by Patient Wanting to Give Back

By In the Loop In the Loop

Tim Burriss and his wife Susan know how serious a melanoma diagnosis can be. So each year they organize a running event to raise funds for Mayo Clinic research aimed at defeating the disease.

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Tags: Dr. Svetomir Markovic, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Melanoma Research Program, Melanoma, Melanoma Education Symposium


Medical Director of Native American Programs Was 'Meant to be a Healer'

January 31, 2019

Medical Director of Native American Programs Was ‘Meant to be a Healer’

By In the Loop In the Loop

Dr. Judith Kaur has spent her career improving the lives and health of American Indians, especially when it comes to the early detection and treatment of cancer.

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Tags: Dr Judith Kaur, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Native American Programs


Patient's Family Turns Caring Bridge Posts into Book for His Physician

January 24, 2019

Patient’s Family Turns Caring Bridge Posts into Book for His Physician

By In the Loop In the Loop

Eleven months after a cancer diagnosis, Bob Samuelson passed away. The care and compassion of Bob’s care team inspired his family to create a book to show their appreciation.

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Tags: Dr Aminah Jatoi, Dr. C. Richard Choo, Dr. Scott Stafford, Esophageal cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Saint Marys Hospital, Venessa Mandelkow


'Be the Bridge' Builds Mentoring Relationships

June 21, 2018

‘Be the Bridge’ Builds Mentoring Relationships

By In the Loop In the Loop

A new mentorship website is working to connect mentors like Mayo Clinic Cancer Center statistician Travis Dockter with those youth who need them the most.  

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Tags: Kim Van Rooy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Programs, Travis Dockter


Running For Her Life — And For The Lives of Other Patients, Too

May 8, 2018

Running For Her Life — And For The Lives of Other Patients, Too

By In the Loop In the Loop

At 22, college athlete and elite runner Gabriele Grunewald was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Today she continues to run, not only for her health but as a way to support other patients and raise funds for research.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, salivary gland cancer


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


January 3, 2017

‘Cancer Care Kits’ Are a Gift of Caring From One Who’s Been There

By In the Loop In the Loop

Soon after Gordon Grau began treatment for colon cancer, his family received a gift bag from a friend. It was filled with “things we could use at the hospital, things you don’t think about packing,” says Shannon Grau-Quail, Gordon’s widow. “It really brightened our day.”

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Tags: Janine Kokal, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


July 26, 2016

A Gift of Life from Across the Pond – Mayo Transplant Patient Meets Donor for First Time

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

Four years ago, Bill Eversman began experiencing unusual nausea and fatigue. It became so bad he couldn’t even run around and play ball with his two kids. “I just didn’t have the energy,” he tells Rochester’s KTTC-TV. So he went to see his doctor, and after a series of tests he was diagnosed with acute […]

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Tags: Acute Myelogenous Lukemia, Kristin Eggbraaten, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Stem Cell Transplant


July 26, 2016

Ever Singing: Couple Hopes Music Inspired by Cancer Journey Will Inspire Others

By In the Loop In the Loop

Music has been a part of Sue and Mike Blair’s story from the beginning. “We’ve been singing together a long time,” Sue tells us. Longer than she’s been a teacher. Longer than Mike has been a pastor. Even longer than the couple — who will celebrate their 36th anniversary in August — have been married. […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. Ivana Micallef, Dr. Scott Staford, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Jessica Towns, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Singing


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