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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.

Irina Stepanov

By Tom LaVenture on Jan 12, 2019 at 6:49 a.m. - Jamestown Sun Newspaper


Minnetonka Middle School East asked the Masonic Cancer Center to provide an expert to teach the development of normal cells versus that of cancer cells to two 7th grade science classes. Julie Ostrander, PhD, stepped up to the challenge and presented to two classes on December 4, 2018.