February 9, 2018

Donna Marathon: Treatment trials at Mayo Clinic

By Karl Oestreich

First Coast News

Dr. Keith Knutson and patient are interviewed.

First Coast News LogoReach: First Coast News refers to three television stations in Jacksonville, Florida. WJXX, the ABC affiliate; WTLV, the NBC affiliate; and WCWJ, the CW affiliate.

Additional coverage:

Jacksonville Business Journal, Donna Marathon returns this weekend by Junior Skepple — Since its inception in 2008, Donna Marathon Weekend has raised more than $5 million in funding for The Donna Foundation supporting breast cancer research at Mayo Clinic and providing financial assistance to those living with breast cancer.

Context: Founder Donna Deegan is a three-time breast cancer survivor who was treated at Mayo Clinic. With funds from the marathon and related events, Donna – and thousands of participants from around the world – have helped Mayo Clinic establish the Breast Cancer Translational Genomics Program. As a result, researchers have begun to uncover new information about breast cancer and develop better ways to diagnose and treat the disease, as well as other cancers. Keith Knutson. Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic researcher, focuses on the immunology and immunotherapy of breast and ovarian cancers,.  You can read more about his research  here.

Contact:  Paul Scotti



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