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Berg family announces $110,000 gift benefiting Sanford POWER

The family of Benjamin Berg is announcing a $110,000 donation to the Sanford Health Foundation.  The generous donation will benefit the Sanford POWER Baseball Academy, a camp held for three months in the winter to help young athletes improve their baseball mechanics and hitting. In addition to benefiting the baseball academy, a scholarship will be […]
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Ovarian cancer survival rates improve in Sanford study

A Sanford Research lab is studying a protein’s role in improving survival in ovarian cancer patients. Findings published in Oncogenesis indicate a higher level of a specific protein correlates with an increased survival rate and decrease in the spreading of cancer cells. Kristi Egland, Ph.D., an associate scientist in the Cancer Biology Research Center at […]
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Sanford Research study may hold keys to disease therapies

Scientists at Sanford Research have just developed a new model which could have lasting implications for some of the world’s most dangerous diseases like cancer, diabetes, neurodegeneration, heart disease and respiratory distress syndrome. The new study, led by Peter Vitiello, Ph.D., an associate scientist in the Children’s Health Research Center at Sanford Research, was recently […]
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3D mammography available in Bemidji

3D mammography now available in Bemidji

The Edith Sanford Breast Center in Bemidji is now using 3D mammography. This advanced breast cancer detection tool gives radiologists better visualization of the breast. This includes identifying previously undetectable cancer earlier and reducing the need for additional follow-up tests. 3D mammography is the most effective screening tool for diagnosing breast cancer. It performs particularly […]
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Sanford kidney development study selected for NIH funding

A Sanford Research scientist studying kidney development has received $1.45 million from the National Institutes of Health to further explore how certain cells of the organ develop. Kameswaran Surendran, Ph.D., secured the award under the NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Surendran’s study will focus on understanding the underlying mechanisms that […]
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Sanford studying impact of genetics on cancer treatments

A new study open and enrolling patients at Sanford Health is exploring how genomic profiling might help improve treatment options for patients with advanced or rare forms of cancer. The COMPASS study examines the latest genetic sequencing tools to personalize cancer treatments based on each patient’s genomic information. Steven Powell, M.D., and Sam Milanovich, M.D., […]
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Carson Wentz lifting in a Sanford Power facility

Carson Wentz partners with Sanford Health

After years of close ties to Sanford Health, rookie Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has signed an endorsement contract with Sanford Health. The former North Dakota State University signal caller and Sanford have a long-running relationship, dating back to his formative years in Bismarck, North Dakota. He honed his skills through athletic-performance training with Mike […]
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Sanford Health to offer expanded walk-in care

Sanford Health now offers patients with unexpected medical needs the ability to see a provider on the same day without an appointment.  Sanford now offers walk-in services at family medicine and children’s clinics in Sioux Falls. All day walk-in hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays with acute care hours from 5-9 p.m.  Additionally, weekend […]
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A $1 million gift for Ava’s House

Ava’s House by Sanford will be a peaceful setting for families to be together, to say the words that haven’t been said, heal hurts, love and laugh. It will be a place to live life to its fullest until the last breath. Todd and Linda Broin understand the vital need for a hospice facility like […]
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Cancer research receives grant to move into clinical trials

The Cancer Biology Research Center at Sanford Research is the recipient of a five-year, nearly $11.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to translate laboratory research into clinical trials for head and neck and pediatric cancers. The grant was awarded as part of the NIH’s Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence, or CoBRE, which […]
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