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Clark Chen

Doctors at the University of Minnesota are the first in the country to use a breakthrough brain cancer treatment.

Author: Kent Erdahl

Published: 11:13 PM CST February 14, 2019
Updated: 11:16 PM CST February 14, 2019

Trotting on: Biomedical researchers are picking up the pig and creating porcine models of a variety of cancers. Credit: (design) E. Dewalt/SpringerNature; (Hoofprints) MeggSt/Getty; (Petri Dish) luchschen/Getty

Large animal models can be important translational steps between basic research in rodents and clinical care in humans. Ever thought about a pig?

Featuring Christopher Moertel, MD.


Hannah Carlin, a fourth-year student studying microbiology, doesn't recall much of her cancer treatment — granted, she was 16 months old at the time of her diagnosis.

But her mother, Beth Heinz, certainly does.

"You're not guaranteed anything in life. You're not guaranteed a lifetime with your children," Heinz said to The Minnesota Daily.

Clark Chen

Monteris Medical studies changes in patients who have faced mortality. 

By  Star Tribune

German citizen Steffen Rhode spent a year in high school in 1998 studying as a foreign-exchange student in Fosston, Minn. He returned 20 years later with a new hole in his head.

Dorothy Hatsukami

Genes could be used to inform future treatments for people predisposed to addiction.


Recent University of Minnesota research discovered 566 genetic variations that are linked to tobacco and alcohol addiction.

Patient photo

When his chemotherapy patients leave the hospital to continue treatment at home, Edward Greeno faces a new challenge.