Mayo searching for way to screen for multiple kinds of cancer at once

The Mayo Clinic's Gonda Building
Pedestrians cross the street as they leave Mayo Clinic's Gonda Building in Rochester on Jan. 22, 2016.
Alex Kolyer for MPR News 2016

There are many ways to screen for a single kind of cancer, but no single way to screen for many kinds of cancer.

Two research teams at the Mayo Clinic are working on parallel efforts to develop a simpler way to screen for multiple kinds of cancer.

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Dr. Keith Stewart, who is leading one of those teams in partnership with Grail, a start-up aimed at improving cancer detection. Stewart is a professor at Mayo and the director of the Center for Individualized Medicine.

Click on the audio player above to hear their conversation.

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