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Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2018


Director's message: Springtime and hope are in bloom
New treatments like CAR T-cell therapy are revolutionizing options for patients with cancer.
Features
Emojis show promise as quality-of-life tracking tool
Electronic emoji scales and wearable technology have the potential to improve patient care.
Researchers pinpoint barriers to transplant therapy for multiple myeloma
A large analysis of sociodemographic factors uncovered significant disparities among races receiving stem cell transplants.
Activity improves survival in lymphoma patients
A new study shows that doctors should encourage lymphoma patients to increase their physical activity after diagnosis.
Proton beam therapy may be better for older esophageal cancer patients
Death rates and heart and lung problems were higher with standard treatments, researchers found.
Good results for contrast-enhanced digital mammography
This imaging procedure may be a faster, more accessible and less costly option than breast MRI.
Mayo Clinic offers CAR T-cell therapy for lymphoma
This new immunotherapy is for certain patients who have relapsed or haven't responded to multiple treatments.
Meet the investigator: Amylou C. Dueck, Ph.D.
In this video, Dr. Dueck discusses her work as a biostatistician at Mayo Clinic.
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