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Mayo Psychologist Writes About Life as Athlete, Cancer Patient

January 25, 2018

Mayo Psychologist Writes About Life as Athlete, Cancer Patient

By In the Loop intheloop

Dr. Dave Asp, an Ironman and longtime cross country skiing competitor, recently took on a new role as author, writing about his “athletic adventures” and “personal uncertainties” while undergoing cancer treatments.

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Tags: Dr. David Asp, Dr. Svetomir Markovic, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Melanoma Research Program, Melanoma


December 29, 2016

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, History Teacher Finds New Hope

By In the Loop intheloop

Last year, while being treated for a recurrence of the melanoma she was first diagnosed with in 2003, Sandy Morse felt a small lump in one of her breasts. She mentioned the lump to her surgeon during an appointment, and a biopsy confirmed what the 52-year-old history teacher at Horizon High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Dr. Donald Northfelt, Melanoma


September 20, 2016

Free Skin Cancer Screening Leads to Life-Saving Diagnosis for Mayo Nurse

By In the Loop intheloop

Cindy Stenglein almost didn’t stop. She initially walked right by the booth where free skin cancer screenings were being offered before this past summer’s annual Stay Out of the Sun Run in Rochester. “I had a full-body checkup a couple of years ago, and nothing was wrong,” she tells the Rochester Post-Bulletin. “I was feeling […]

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Tags: Cindy Stenglein, Dr. Jerry Brewer, Dr. Tina Hieken, Melanoma


August 9, 2016

‘Coming to Work for Mayo Clinic Saved My Life’

By In the Loop intheloop

Although Kristin Alcott grew up in Rochester, Minnesota, she never really envisioned herself working for Mayo Clinic. “Being around Mayo all the time as a kid, I always wondered what else was out there in the world,” she tells us. In 2010, however, Kristin found herself accepting a position as a clinical assistant in the […]

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Tags: Dermatology, Dr. Robert Shannon, Florida Campus, Melanoma


March 26, 2015

Graham Has Fans From His House to the White House

By In the Loop intheloop

When R.J. Trocke-Fowler had to write about a personal hero for a class assignment, he didn’t need to look far for inspiration. He wrote about his younger brother, Graham, who was diagnosed with a rare form of skin cancer in 2012. (We think he’s pretty inspiring, too, and wrote about him ourselves a while back.) […]

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Tags: Graham Trocke-Fowler, Melanoma


September 18, 2014

New Hope for Melanoma Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

If initial testing results hold up, a drug called Keytruda just may end up becoming a lifesaver for some patients suffering from stage IV melanoma. The drug, as the Florida Times-Union reports, was tested by Mayo Clinic doctors to treat melanoma patients and was recently given the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s stamp of approval […]

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Tags: Clinical Trial, Dr. Richard Joseph, Melanoma, research


April 17, 2014

Graham’s gift

By Elizabeth Harty, Sr Communications Specialist meharty

Leave it to Facebook to turn a simple way to pass time between appointments into a viral effort to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. As NBC’s TODAY show reports, 10-year-old Graham Fowler, who was diagnosed last April with a rare form of skin cancer, began making bracelets as a way to pass time during treatments […]

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Tags: Dermatology, Dr. Mehgha Tollefson, Facebook, Graham Trocke-Fowler, Melanoma, TODAY Show


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