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   Volume 3, Issue 4, December 2014
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Robert B. Diasio, M.D Director's message: What a year!

Highlights reflect a year of amazing discoveries at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center.



Proton beam therapy may be best option in some head and neck cancers
Study shows that intensity-modulated radiation therapy is less effective for survival, tumor control.


Mayo Clinic researchers reveal treasure trove of genes in kidney cancer
This discovery may help lead the way to new treatment options for a rare cancer.


Mayo Clinic recommends new routine testing for some non-Hodgkin lymphomas
Three recently discovered subgroups could change treatment recommendations.


Mayo Clinic researchers discover origins of rare sarcoma
The new findings may help lead the way to better treatment of invasive nasal tumors.


Family conflicts, other worries before cancer surgery raise complication risk
Addressing quality-of-life issues may speed recovery, reduce stress and save money.


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Meet the investigator: Scott J. Leischow, Ph.D.
Dr. Leischow researches tobacco dependence treatment and how to foster improvements in health.

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