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Mayo Clinic hosts dinner for Eagles Cancer Telethon volunteers

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Mayo Clinic took time on Monday to say "thank you" to all the volunteers who are part of Eagles Cancer Telethon on KTTC.

Hundreds of anti-cancer activists gathered at the Siebens Building for dinner and to hear the latest pioneering work being done at Mayo Clinic in the quest to find a cure for cancer.

Money from the telethon this year went to fund research on how certain genes trigger the spread of breast cancer, how to create ways to focus proton beam cancer treatment, and to try to understand how the pipki-gamma molecule works in the spread of pancreatic cancer tumors.

This upcoming January's telethon on KTTC will be the 60th year, making it the longest-running telethon in the country.

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