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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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Profile by Sanford opens third Fargo metro location

On Aug. 22, Profile by Sanford opened its third location in the Fargo metro area, located at 749 23rd Ave. E., Suite B in West Fargo across from Costco. The area’s first Profile store opened in July 2013 and is located at Times Square Plaza East, 4950 13th Ave. S., Unit 16, Fargo. The area’s […]
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Sanford House will honor Denny Sanford

Sanford Health is honoring the enduring legacy of philanthropist Denny Sanford with the construction of the Sanford House, a facility that will pay tribute to the health system’s name sake and contain the Sanford Health Foundation offices and an event space. Sanford Health leadership made the announcement Tuesday night in Sioux Falls at an employee […]
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Sanford Medical Center Fargo set to open end of July 2017

While construction continues at the site of the new $494 million Sanford Medical Center Fargo, planning teams have narrowed in on an opening date for the hospital which is one year away: end of July 2017. Exterior work, such as parking lots and landscaping, will finish in fall of 2016. Interior construction continues to span […]
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Genetic profiling increases cancer treatment options

Genetic profiling of cancer tumors provides new avenues for treatment of the disease, according to a study conducted by Sanford Health and recognized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. In 2014, Sanford developed and launched the Genetic Exploration of the Molecular Basis of Malignancy in Adults, or GEMMA, to determine if evaluating genetic information […]
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Sanford Health and the Good Samaritan Society partner

To improve senior services in the Bismarck-Mandan area, Sanford Health and the Good Samaritan Society are combining expertise and resources to create a joint venture. As part of this partnership, a 120-bed rehabilitation/skilled care center is being built in southeast Mandan. The joint venture will also include existing Sanford Health Continuing Care Centers in Bismarck-Mandan […]
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Sanford physician helps develop new chemotherapy treatment

A drug that blocks neurotransmitters could reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, research co-authored by a Sanford Health physician and published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds. Sanford oncologist and cancer researcher Steven Powell, M.D., was among a team of researchers who discovered that the drug olanzapine, which is FDA approved for […]
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$500,000 gift to benefit Sanford Children’s Hospital NICU

Mark and Claudia Thompson are announcing a $500,000 gift to the Sanford Health Foundation.  The generous donation will benefit Sanford Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Bismarck. The Thompsons are the owners of Bismarck based H.A. Thompson & Sons, a plumbing, heating, air conditioning and mechanical contractor servicing North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota […]
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Sanford scientist models development disorder in stem cells

Studies performed by a Sanford Research scientist using an innovative stem-cell model for a fatal developmental disorder is the focus of a recent study published in Nature Medicine. Kevin Francis, Ph.D. uncovered unique cellular defects associated with Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS) by modeling this disease using induced pluripotent stem cells. Francis’ study is titled “Modeling Smith-Lemli-Opitz […]
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Sanford scientists create animal model for brain tumor

Sanford Research scientists are published in Nature Cell Biology for their work developing a model to explore therapies for a pediatric brain tumor known as choroid plexus carcinoma. Haotian Zhao, Ph.D., is the lead author on the study titled “Sonic Hedgehog promotes proliferation of Notch-dependent monociliated choroid plexus tumour cells.” Zhao is an associate scientist […]
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