U scientists keep improving the use of natural killer cells against cancer
A team of scientists at the Masonic Cancer Center is studying natural killer cells and how best to use them in cancer therapies. In fact, the team is discovering ways that NK cells can be activated and directed to seek and destroy tumor cells. It’s exciting work because, well, it works.
Why are more women getting double mastectomies to treat breast cancer when it only affects one breast?
A group of 48 teens with the organization PHD Baseball (Pitching, Hitting, Defense) took their bats to cancer in August by attempting to play the world’s longest baseball game while raising money for the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota.
University researchers keep searching for answers about why Iron Rangers have higher rates of mesothelioma
Does taconite dust lead to mesothelioma? This was the main question that the Minnesota State Legislature charged University of Minnesota researchers with answering through a $4.9 million study called the Minnesota Taconite Workers Health Study nearly five years ago.
So far, they have found that for every year worked in the mines, a person’s risk for mesothelioma increased about 3 percent. But the researchers say there’s more work to do.
Through music, Zach Sobiech said goodbye to his loved ones. And in the process, the Stillwater teenager’s YouTube music video for his song “Clouds” touched people around the world.
Though Sobiech died of osteosarcoma, an aggressive type of bone cancer, on May 20 at age 18, his legacy extends far past millions of YouTube views. The Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund, created by Zach and his family through Children’s Cancer Research Fund, exclusively benefits research at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota that is focused on understanding the causes of osteosarcoma and developing new therapies for it.
With a $13.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, the University of Minnesota and University of Alabama, Birmingham are collaborating to better address health disparities in conditions affecting African American men.
Even relatively small grants from the BMT Patient Support Fund have made a huge difference for many patients who have undergone blood and marrow transplants at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital. It’s all thanks to a gi ft of $100,000 per year from the Rising Sun Foundation, run by an anonymous Minnesota couple with firsthand BMT experience.