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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.

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

Paolo Provenzano
New research at the University of Minnesota has discovered a way to stop cancer cells from moving and spreading. Supported by the Randy Shaver Cancer Fund, the study could eventually impact millions of patients.
Edward Greeno, MD

U pharmacists test the ingestible "medication-adherence" system on cancer patients. 

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Story via the Office of University Relations. Featuring research from Masonic Cancer Center member Anna Prizment.

Dichlorophenols (DCPs) are chemicals known to disrupt hormone systems. DCPs can be found in a variety of consumer and industrial products, such as deodorizers, antibacterial additives and even chlorinated drinking water.