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Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2019


Director's message: Expanding our translational research portfolio
The center's new SPORE grant in hepatobiliary cancer reflects Mayo Clinic's research excellence.
Features
NCI funds SPORE for liver and bile duct cancer research
Four research projects address the urgent need to improve diagnosis and treatment of liver cancer.
Researchers pursue new strategies for CAR-T cell therapy
Pre-clinical findings suggest innovative methods to reduce severe toxicity and reduce response rates.
Researchers ID gene types behind racial disparities in myeloma 
The discoveries may help shed light on myeloma causes and improve treatment for African-Americans.
Vaccine study for HER2-positive breast cancer moves forward
Researchers hope the vaccine combined with traztuzumab can help prevent breast cancer reccurrence.
New radiotherapy helps reduce cognitive damage in brain cancer
Hippocampal-avoidance whole-brain radiotherapy plus memantine spared cognition in a phase III study.
Study shows rose geranium oil eases nasal vestibulitis symptoms
Promising results from a small study on breast cancer support the need for more research.
Meet the Investigator: Yi Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
In this Cancer Center video, Dr. Yi Lin, a hematologist, discusses her career in cellular therapy research.
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