Oncology

At Mayo Clinic, we offer a comprehensive approach to testing that focuses on the best outcomes for the patient. Our testing method combines molecular and cytogenetic analysis (in addition to a standard morphological and histological assessment) to provide a clear picture of the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment options. This approach maximizes the amount of information available, allowing for a tailored treatment plan.

By Samantha Rossi • February 13, 2020

Oncology testing is rapidly advancing—from new technology and discoveries in molecular biomarkers to emerging therapies. Mayo Clinic Laboratories innovates at the speed of medical advancement, and offers comprehensive options for diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive lung cancer testing.

By Samantha Rossi • February 12, 2020

Mayo Clinic pathologists, researchers, and a wide spectrum of allied health staff will be in Los Angeles, California, for the 109th United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Meeting (USCAP). Visit us at booth #716 on March 2 – 4, 2020 to discuss how our testing can integrate with your practice.

By Samantha Rossi • February 5, 2020

In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Sounak Gupta, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., discusses selecting tissues and other tissue considerations for molecular testing. He also reviews tissue metrics and requirements, which differ based on test platforms. It is important to keep in mind that the details of tissue metrics change over time as they continue to evolve with technology.

By MCL Education • February 3, 2020

PACE / State of CA / State of FL
In this month’s “Virtual Lecture,” Henry Tazelaar, M.D., breaks down the various risks of environmental lung cancer, from those present in medieval and renaissance times, to modern danger.

By MCL Education • November 21, 2019

PACE
This “Specialty Testing” webinar will describe the utility of microsatellite instability testing in colorectal cancer care and discuss the limitation of various assays used to diagnose microsatellite instability.

By MCL Education • November 19, 2019

This week’s featured chromosomal microarray test in focus is presented by William Sukov, M.D., a pathologist and cancer geneticist at Mayo Clinic. He discusses when this test should be used for patients with renal tumors.

By Alyssa Frank • October 17, 2019

Fewer than half the people found to have colorectal cancer are diagnosed at an early stage, when treatment is most effective. New therapies can reduce tumor size and prolong life, but they can also be costly and not work as intended. The results and interpretations from our laboratories provide clinically actionable results to guide treatment selection, ensuring every patient receives the medication most appropriate for care. In addition to guiding treatment, our testing also assesses risk for developing hereditary cancer syndrome.

By Alyssa Frank • October 2, 2019

PD-L1 immunohistochemistry (IHC) is indicated in patients with specific tumor types in order to predict their responses to treatment with PD-L1 inhibitors. The specific PD-L1 clone, scoring method, and eligibility requirements are dependent on the tumor type, stage of malignancy, previous treatment outcomes, and specific PD-L1 inhibitor being considered.

By Alyssa Frank • September 15, 2019

Dr. Pandey is a nuclear radiology researcher working with a team to develop a new radioactive tracer to detect prostate cancer.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • September 5, 2019

With input from Mayo Clinic oncologists, our laboratories have developed a menu of next-generation sequencing (NGS) oncology panels. These panels aid in the diagnosis and management of patients with cancer and are optimized for clinically relevant genes and actionable targets consistent with current oncology guidelines.

By Alyssa Frank • September 1, 2019

September 19, 2019 | Scottsdale, AZ
This preconference session will familiarize participants with the application and utility of molecular oncology testing. Participants learn the fundamental features of molecular testing platforms as faculty review clinical scenarios in which molecular testing is appropriate.

By MCL Education • July 15, 2019

Targeted cancer therapies are defined as antibody or small molecule drugs that block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific cell molecules involved in tumor growth and progression. Multiple targeted therapies have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of specific cancers. Molecular genetic profiling is often needed to identify targets amenable to targeted therapies and to minimize treatment costs and therapy-associated risks.

By Alyssa Frank • July 10, 2019