March 21st, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich

 

 

March 21, 2013

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Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations

Bloomberg
Cervical Cancer Vaccines Spurned by 44% of U.S. Parents
by Michelle Fay Cortez

Researchers analyzed data from a national survey from 2008 to 2010 on immunizations for teenagers…“That’s the opposite direction that rate should be going,” Robert Jacobson, a pediatrician at the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center in Rochester, Minnesota, and a senior researcher of the paper, said in a statement. “HPV causes essentially 100 percent of cervical cancer and 50 percent of all Americans get infected at least once.”

Circulation: Bloomberg has 2,300 media professionals in 146 bureaus across 72 countries. Bloomberg delivers its content across more than 400 publications, over 310 million households worldwide through Bloomberg Television and 500,000 in the New York metro area and 18.5 million subscribers through satellite radio.

Additional Coverage:
MPR, Mayo: Not enough girls getting HPV vaccine

Star Tribune, News 4 Jax, KMSP, KTTC, My Fox Phoenix, MinnPost, KARE 11, KMSP, KTTC, KTVK Good Morning Arizona, WCCO, WEAU,

Context: A rising percentage of parents say they won't have their teen daughters vaccinated to protect against the human papilloma virus, even though physicians are increasingly recommending adolescent vaccinations, a study by Mayo Clinic and others shows. More than 2 in 5 parents surveyed believe the HPV vaccine is unnecessary, and a growing number worry about potential side effects, researchers found. The findings are published in the new issue of the journal Pediatrics.

News Release: More Parents Say They Won't Vaccinate Daughters Against HPV, Researchers Find

Public Affairs Contact: Bob Nellis

Bloomberg Businessweek
Mayo Prostate Cancer Test Gives Hope When Tumors Return
by Michelle Fay Cortez

Mayo’s medical center in Rochester, Minnesota, is the only facility in the Western Hemisphere to offer the 20-minute scan, enhanced by an injected radioactive drug that lets doctors see rapidly dividing cancer cells. Demand is surging, though scans are limited to eight patients a day, three days a week.

Circulation: Bloomberg has 2,300 media professionals in 146 bureaus across 72 countries. Bloomberg delivers its content across more than 400 publications, over 310 million households worldwide through Bloomberg Television and 500,000 in the New York metro area and 18.5 million subscribers through satellite radio. BusinessWeek has a weekly circulation of more than 993,000.

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Context: Mayo Clinic received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval last fall to produce and administer Choline C 11 Injection, an imaging agent used during a positron emission tomography (PET) scan to help detect sites of recurrent prostate cancer. Mayo Clinic is the first, and currently only, institution in North America approved to produce this imaging agent. “This technology is a game changer,” says Eugene Kwon, M.D., a urologist at Mayo Clinic. “In stark contrast to conventional imaging, PET imaging with Choline C 11 Injection can help identify sites of recurrence for tissue sampling and examination when a patient’s PSA level reaches 2 ng/mL — months or even years earlier than before. This technology also allows us to pinpoint the locations of recurrent cancer more accurately and permits us to develop more effective treatment strategies.”

News Release: Mayo Clinic Gets FDA Approval for New Imaging Agent for Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Public Affairs Contacts: Joe Dangor, Sharon Thiemer

NBC Sports (AP)
Docs Say Keep Trained Eye on Possible Concussions
by Malcolm Ritter

Dr. David Dodick, a concussion expert at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix who was familiar with highlights of the new document, said they contain "no great revelations" beyond what experts know already. He noted that the guidelines state that the first 10 days after a concussion are the period of highest risk for being diagnosed with a second concussion, and that younger athletes take longer to recover from the injury.

Reach: NBC Sports is the sports division of the NBC television network.

Additional Coverage:
ABC News, Experts: New Sports Concussion Rules a Game Changer

Huffington Post, ABC News, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, USA Today, Yahoo! News UK & Ireland (AFP), Huffington Post Canada, Star Tribune, ABC News

Context: Neurologists at Mayo Clinic in Arizona have taken a promising step toward identifying a test that helps support the diagnosis of concussion. Their research has shown that autonomic reflex testing, which measures involuntary changes in heart rate and blood pressure, consistently appear to demonstrate significant changes in those with concussion. They presented the findings at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting in San Diego this week. "This has the potential to change the way we approach concussion patients," says David Dodick, M.D., a neurologist and director of the Mayo Clinic Concussion Program. "One of the challenges of treating someone with a concussion is to reliably make a diagnosis: to know when the brain is injured and to know when the brain is actually recovered."

News Release: Mayo Clinic Researchers Develop Test to Gauge Severity of Concussions

Public Affairs Contacts: Nick Hanson, Jim McVeigh

NBC
Rock Center with Brian Williams
 (Video)

For those with panic attacks, there are proven remedies. At the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Dr. Cynthia Stonnington, chair of psychiatry and psychology, says the first step is acknowledging the condition. So, if your response is this is awful, I have to hide it, people are going to think I'm crazy, that's going to interfere with your recovery.” It’s also essential to understand that no one can be sure when a panic attack will occur, nor can they simply “will it” away.

Reach: Rock Center with Brian Williams is a weekly television newsmagazine broadcast by NBC and hosted by NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. It airs Friday at 10 pm Eastern Time.

Context: Cynthia Stonnington, M.D. is Chair, Psychiatry and Psychology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

Public Affairs Contact: Lynn Closway

Star Tribune
Editorial: Mayo Clinic's expansion warrants state help

It’s not hard to convince Minnesotans that the Mayo Clinic is an exceptional asset. Mayo is where a father’s heart was repaired, a sister’s cancer successfully treated, a neighbor’s liver replaced. For more than 100 years, Minnesotans have held that if a cure is possible anywhere, it’s at “the Mayo” in Rochester…What Mayo seeks from Minnesota is exceptional — but so is Mayo. As legislators and the Dayton administration fashion one of this year’s most important bills, that status should guide their decisions.

Other Prominent Coverage:
Star Tribune
Mayo proposal is sound, but industry is a problem

Star Tribune
Mayo subsidy request facing a tough sell at Minnesota Legislature

MPR
Seeking help with future growth, Rochester already feels strain of expansion

Pioneer Press
Letters:
How can anyone argue?

How can anyone argue against bonding for infrastructure improvements to support billions in private investment by the Mayo Clinic when the state so generously provides funds for professional sports stadiums? – Ellen T. Brown, St. Paul.

Pioneer Press
Opinion:
Applying Different Perspectives

Additional Coverage: NBC News (AP), KARE 11, Post Bulletin, Bemidji Pioneer, MPR

Context: On Jan. 30, Mayo Clinic announced Destination Medical Center (DMC), a $5 billion economic development initiative to secure Minnesota’s status as a global medical destination center now and in the future. The goal of DMC is to ensure that Minnesota and Mayo Clinic are destinations for medical care in the coming decades. This initiative is the culmination of a three-year study by Mayo Clinic to chart its future business strategy in an increasingly complex, competitive and global business environment.

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Video: DMC By the Numbers

Briefing for Editors and Reporters: Destination Medical Center

News Release: Destination Medical Center Bill Introduced in Minnesota House, Senate

News Release: Mayo Clinic to Invest More than $3 Billion to Position Minn. as World Destination for Health Care

Destination Medical Center Website

Public Affairs Contacts: Karl Oestreich, Bryan Anderson

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