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December 2016

Patient Care

Aggressive treatment proves successful for patients with pancreatic cancer
A new protocol that offers chemotherapy using FOLFIRINOX followed with radiation, marathon surgeries rarely tried in conventional treatment and more FOLFIRINOX has proved successful among patients with pancreatic cancer who previously would have been considered inoperable.

Proton beam therapy provides better outcomes for treatment of some neurological tumors
Proton beam therapy targets tumors more precisely than photon radiation, limiting damage to surrounding healthy organs and tissue and offering the possibility of using higher doses of radiation for more-beneficial outcomes.

General psychiatric management as effective as dialectical-behavioral therapy for BPD
General psychiatric management has proved as effective as dialectical-behavioral therapy for borderline personality disorder (BPD), but common misconceptions about the disease can prevent patients from receiving optimal treatment.


Genetic factors impact progression from prediabetes to diabetes
To date there are approximately 65 common genetic variants reproducibly associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The greatest risk is associated with variation in the gene TCF7L2.

See all Family Medicine and General Internal Medicine Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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Updates in Family Medicine 2017
March 2-4, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif.
Gain knowledge of recommendations involving medical specialties important to the primary care setting that can be applied immediately into practice. Interact with faculty from Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente through lectures, panels and roundtable discussions.

38th Annual Practice of Internal Medicine 2017
May 1-5, 2017, in Rochester, Minn.
Topics explore the most common problems encountered in clinical practice, including the management of a variety of medical issues seen in areas of gastroenterology, infectious diseases, general internal medicine, rheumatology, geriatrics, emergency medicine, pulmonary, endocrinology, cardiology, neurology and women's health.

See all Family Medicine and Internal Medicine and Subspecialty Continuous Professional Development courses


In the Video Center

Returning to Specific LDL Cholesterol Goals
Experts in cholesterol management discuss the science and benefits that support a return to specific LDL cholesterol goals for patients. Guidelines set in 2013 eliminated recommended LDL and non-HDL cholesterol targets.

Visit the Medical Professional Video Center to view specialty and Grand Rounds presentations

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