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A young girl with a KNCMA1 gene mutation smiles as her mother smooths her hair.

Netflix ‘Diagnosis’ family searches for rare disease clues

50 min  ⋅ September 18th
A medical mystery in South Dakota is part of a new documentary series
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Sanford Lorraine Cross Award: Podcast

40 min  ⋅ January 10th
For centuries, the Lorraine Cross, also known as the crusader’s cross, has gained in significance around the world as a symbol. That very symbol has personal prominence in the mission of Sanford Health, representing hope and healing to those we serve. The importance of this symbol is underscored as an iconic part of the Sanford […]
Ben Forred, project manager for Sanford Research

Rare disease research at Sanford Health: Podcast

2 min  ⋅ December 13th
One of the eight areas of focus at Sanford Research is pediatric and rare diseases. Generally, rare disease is defined as a disease that affects less than 200,000 people in the United States. About 7,000 of these diseases exist with treatments for less than five percent. Ben Forred, a project manager at Sanford Research, explains […]

Clinical trials and cancer care near home: Podcast

3 min  ⋅ November 29th
Sanford Health has more than 350 ongoing clinical studies, 150 open clinical trials, and 24 open immunotherapy clinical trials that address 11 types of cancer. In 2016, Sanford Health was awarded the Association of Community Cancer Centers Institute for Clinical Immuno-Oncology Innovator Award for advancing Immuno-Oncology in the community setting. Recently, Sanford Health was honored […]
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Ethics of genetics: podcast

3 min  ⋅ September 20th
“Before, it was kind of this far-fetched idea that we see in movies, but now it is actually at our front door."

Trial fights cancer with engineered virus: Podcast

2 min  ⋅ September 13th
Sanford Health recently launched a clinical trial using a genetically engineered virus that aims to destroy therapy-resistant tumors. The Phase I immunotherapy trial is for those ages 18 and older with metastatic solid tumors that have not responded to standard treatments. The treatment injects a cancer-destroying virus into the tumor. The virus is engineered to […]
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The Neonatal Research Network: Podcast

2 min  ⋅ September 6th
The Neonatal Research Network is the nation’s largest team of doctors, nurses and researchers performing clinical research for critically ill newborns admitted to neonatal intensive care units. There are only 15 sites selected to participate in the Neonatal Research Network. Sanford Health participates with the University of Iowa as the network’s Upper Midwest regional center. […]

T-Rex clinical trial for type 1 diabetes: Podcast

3 min  ⋅ August 23rd
The Sanford Project: T-Rex Study, a Phase 2 clinical trial conducted collaboratively by Sanford Health and Caladrius Biosciences, Inc., has reached the halfway point for enrollment and treatment. The project is studying the potential of CLBS03, Caladrius’ cell therapy consisting of each patient’s own regulatory T cells, or Tregs, to help the body fight type […]
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Sanford Health, USD develop new drug-coated balloons

Sanford Health and the University of South Dakota are collaborating to develop more effective drug-coated balloons to treat peripheral artery disease. The two new devices, which can more precisely deliver drugs to specific arteries, are based on intellectual property jointly created by Sanford’s Patrick Kelly, M.D., and USD’s Gopinath Mani, Ph.D. Drug-coated balloons deliver drugs […]
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Sanford Research to study rare genetic disorder

A Sanford Research scientist is using an innovative pig model to better understand a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors in the nervous system, thanks to a more than $1.7 million grant from the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF). Jill Weimer, Ph.D., and her team received the award as part of CTF’s Synodos for NF 1 program, a unique collaboration […]
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Sanford clinical trial looks for genetic targets in cancer

A Sanford Health clinical trial that looks for genetic targets in cancer is now being offered at the Sanford Cancer Center in Bemidji. The Genetic Exploration of the Molecular Basis of Malignancy in Adults (GEMMA) is enrolling adult patients whose cancer has progressed after the first line of treatment, or who have rare cancers without […]
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Hope and Hart launch Edith Sanford Breast Cancer

You know her as the energetic, confident, picture-perfect icon of “Entertainment Tonight.” But on August 17 at a special event in Sioux Falls, S.D., she stepped on stage personifying a new day in the fight against breast cancer. “Hello everybody. I’m Mary Hart. And this is my mother,” said the native South Dakotan, proudly holding […]
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Research is key to patient care at Sanford Cancer

By participating in research studies, our physicians can provide cutting-edge treatments and advanced care to patients in our community. Many patients at Sanford Cancer have participated in National Cancer Institute (NCI) Treatment Trials since 1977. Today, Sanford Cancer, in partnership with the NCI, is one of 30 hospital-based community cancer centers leadingthe rapid delivery of […]
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Research opportunities for cancer patients

Sanford Cancer Center will receive $2 million in funding over two years to expand existing cancer research programming and patient services. The National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, is using $80 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand research benefiting patients at Sanford Cancer Center and the […]
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Sanford Center provides one location for research centers

Sanford Health-MeritCare’s research efforts, once spread out in multiple locations across Sioux Falls, are now located together inside the new Sanford Center. Sanford Health recently converted the former Hutchinson Technology building in northern Sioux Falls into corporate offices and space for all Sanford research centers. The Sanford Center was unveiled during a ribbon cutting celebration […]
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Sanford Health seeking cure for Type 1 Diabetes

Today, Sanford Health leaders announced the focus of the Sanford Project is curing type 1 diabetes via the body’s natural ability to regenerate beta cells. Identified as the attack on one of the greatest health concerns of our time, Sanford Health is dedicating health research resources to cure type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile […]
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