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Melanoma Symposium Provides Education, Support and Inspiration

June 18, 2019

Melanoma Symposium Provides Education, Support and Inspiration

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Jerry Tischer is feeling great after treatment for an aggressive melanoma, but he knows how serious the diagnosis was and is appreciative of events like the Melanoma Education Symposium.

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Tags: Dr. Svetomir Markovic, Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development, Melanoma, Melanoma Education Symposium, Proton Beam Therapy, Stephen and Barbara Slaggie Family Cancer Education Center


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

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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


Back to the Ironman Start Line in Honor of Melanoma Patient

June 5, 2018

Back to the Ironman Start Line in Honor of Melanoma Patient

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Wendy Nevala and David Asp, Ed.D., only met one time, but the meeting was enough to inspire Nevala to tackle the challenge of an Ironman one more time in honor of Dr. Asp.

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Tags: Dr. Svetomir Markovic, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Melanoma Research Program, Melanoma, Wendy Nevala


"MelaNoMore" Puts a Tune to Conductor's Cancer Journey

May 15, 2018

“MelaNoMore” Puts a Tune to Conductor’s Cancer Journey

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  Steve Lyons wanted to do something to raise awareness about the melanoma after his diagnosis. So the longtime conductor composed an original piece of music and invited a diverse group of musicians to bring the piece to life.

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Tags: Dr. Svetomir Markovic, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Melanoma


A Lunch Date, An Age Spot and Lifesaving Advice

April 10, 2018

A Lunch Date, An Age Spot and Lifesaving Advice

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When John Murphy and Carol Lammers met for lunch as they had often done, Lammers noticed something different about her longtime colleague and friend.

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Tags: age spots, Carol Lammers, Dr. Catherine Newman, John Murphy, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Melanoma, punch biopsy, squamous cell carcinoma


Mayo Psychologist Writes About Life as Athlete, Cancer Patient

January 25, 2018

Mayo Psychologist Writes About Life as Athlete, Cancer Patient

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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


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