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Some people might say “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” or “laughter is the best medicine.” However, a good old-fashioned workout might just be what the doctor ordered.

A study being conducted by Shernan Holtan, MD, Assistant Professor Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School and a Masonic Cancer Center researcher, puts fitness to the test for cancer survivors.

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A new study looking at the impact of ginger extract on the gut bacteria in people who have had a colonoscopy and had polyps removed is open in Austin, Minnesota. This cancer prevention study, brought to the Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin through the Minnesota Cancer Clinical Trials Network (MNCCTN), is now open to eligible participants.

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A new study looking at the impact of ginger extract on the gut bacteria in people who have had a colonoscopy and had polyps removed is open in Albert Lea, Minnesota. This cancer prevention study, brought to the Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea through the Minnesota Cancer Clinical Trials Network (MNCCTN), is now open to eligible participants.

Rein in Sarcoma 2019

The Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation announced three recipients of their 2019 Sarcoma Research Grants. This is the 19th year that the Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation has provided grants to the University of Minnesota, with this year's contribution totaling $150,000.

Awardees for 2019 and their research are:

Masato Yamamoto, MD, PhD - MYOG Promoter-Controlled Oncolytic Adenovirus to Treat PAX3-FOXO1- Positive Rhabdomyosarcoma

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Krystle Barbour, Media and Public Relations Specialist
Randy Shaver

Each year the Randy Shaver Cancer Research & Community Fund awards grants to groups across the state of Minnesota that are working to reduce the burden of cancer. 

The mission of the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund is to support the cancer community in Minnesota by funding research, prevention, treatment and other programs relating to the cancer community’s needs.

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