Items Tagged ‘leukemia’

January 10, 2014

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

    January 10, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations Meet the Press […]

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Tags: 2014 Diversity Champions, A.L.S., Abba Zubair, ABC News, ABC NEWS (AP), ABC Radio News, alzheimer's disease, alzheimers, Amit Sood, Antonita Slaughter, AP, Arab News


March 25, 2013

Oncologist reveals new leukemia treatment

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

A new breakthrough in treating leukemia in children shows how far research has come in combating cancer, according to an oncologist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Dr. Dan Burns said the goal is to get the body’s own immune system to fight cancer cells, and that’s the case in a study released […]

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Tags: Dr. Dan Burns, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Griffith University, immune system, Institute for Glycomics, leukemia, Saban Research Institute, treatment


June 20, 2012

Chad Greenway Rejoins Vikings While Father Continue Leukemia Battle

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Chad Greenway rejoined his Minnesota Vikings teammates for minicamp on Tuesday and said he’s glad to be back after missing the bulk of voluntary workouts because of his father’s illness. Greenway’s father, Alan, is ill with leukemia, but not in hospice care as had been reported. “Basically, he’s dealing with complications due to the leukemia […]

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Tags: Chad Greenway, ESPN, leukemia


May 14, 2012

Woodward-Granger Coach Phil Creese Fights for His Life, His Team

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For 35 years, Phil Creese has developed softball players in Woodward-Granger. The coach is in a fight against leukemia, but he’s still doing what he loves most…Creese wears a filter mask to protect his fragile immune system. The 57-year-old coach is battling two life-threatening diseases — leukemia and a fungal infection. He attended the season’s […]

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Tags: Des Moines Register, fungal infection, leukemia, Phil Creese


February 24, 2012

Scottsdale Healthcare steps up cancer services

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Scottsdale Healthcare has bolstered its cancer-care offerings with a new bone-marrow transplant program that will serve patients receiving treatment for aggressive blood cancers. The new program at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Shea Medical Center will cater to patients who are battling blood cancers such as myeloma, leukemia and lymphoma… Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: blood cancers, bone-marrow transplant program, leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center


November 6, 2009

Rochester eighth-grader eyes a cure

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Active 13-year-old Will Dickes likes to skateboard, enjoys Boy Scouts and plays the drums in a way that only a parent with a drummer in the house can understand…   But Will, an eighth-grader at Kellogg Middle School, has shown grit unparalleled by even tae kwon do standards while suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, going […]

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, leukemia


November 5, 2009

Local Boy Raises Awareness

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

A little boy is looking for a donor to help save his life.  Now a new event could help him, an others around the globe, to just that.   “He’s very respectful, very quiet,” said Mayo Clinic Doctor Vilmarie Rodriguez.     “Very outgoing and he just attracts people to him,” said Will’s mother Loretta […]

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, leukemia


October 5, 2009

Turning Point: During transplant recovery, she had time to recall how lucky she is

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

In the fall of 2006, Michele Vance, 61, of New Brighton went in for her annual physical. Her doctor decided she should get her blood work done because she hadn’t had the tests for a while…   “That September, I was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome with emerging leukemia. It is an early onset to leukemia. […]

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