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January 30th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

National Unveiling of Precision Medicine Initiative

By Center for Individualized Medicine

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Former Medical Director of the Center for Individualized Clinic, Gianrico Farrugia, is currently in the East Room of the White House awaiting the unveiling of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Mayo Clinic is excited about the national focus on individualized medicine, and what the future holds with this $215 million investment.

The Precision Medicine Initiative proposes a joint investment into the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

 

 

Objectives of the Precision Medicine Initiative:

  • Better Treatment for Cancer: The National Cancer Institute [...]

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January 28th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

How the President's Precision Medicine Plan Might Help You

By Center for Individualized Medicine

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Article Originally Feature on Washington Post by Lenny Bernstein

 

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In his hour-long State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama spent a few seconds announcing a "Precision Medicine Initiative," but did little to explain what he has in mind. Background materials distributed by the White House show that Obama wants to invest in this "innovative field that provides healthcare professionals with tools, knowledge and treatments to tailor care to a person's unique characteristics--such as their genetic makeup."

Here's a primer on "precision medicine," a term you'll doubtless [...]

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January 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment

New Exam For Dense Breast Tissue Nearly Quadruple Detection For Invasive Breast Cancers

By Center for Individualized Medicine

A new breast imaging technique pioneered at Mayo Clinic nearly quadruples detection rates of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue, according to the results of a major study published this week in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

 

Molecular Breast Imaging (right) detected 3.6 times as many invasive cancers as digital mammography (left) in the latest study of more than 1,500 women with dense breast tissue. Results are published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Molecular Breast Imaging (right) detected 3.6 times as many invasive cancers as digital mammography (left) in the latest study of more than 1,500 women [...]

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January 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment

The President's Precision Medicine Plan & How it Might Help You

By Center for Individualized Medicine

Human Genome Sciences manufactures new lupus drug, Benlysta, in Rockville, Md. (Jeffrey MacMillan/The Washington Post)

 

In his hour-long State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama spent a few seconds announcing a "Precision Medicine Initiative," but did little to explain what he has in mind. Background materials distributed by the White House show that Obama wants to invest in this "innovative field that provides healthcare professionals with tools, knowledge and treatments to tailor care to a person's unique characteristics--such as their genetic makeup."Here's a primer on "precision medicine," a term you'll doubtless [...]

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January 21st, 2015 · Leave a Comment

5 Genomic Innovations

By Center for Individualized Medicine

Individualized medicine, also known as personalized medicine or precision medicine, means tailoring diagnosis and treatment to each patient to optimize care. Patients have experienced this kind of care for 150 years at Mayo Clinic, where teams of specialists have always worked together to find answers.

Now, at a time when we can routinely sequence a whole human genome and better understand the function of genes, individualized medicine at Mayo Clinic has been taken to the molecular level. We're using genomics and other sequencing technologies to more effectively and precisely diagnose, treat, predict and eventually prevent disease.

And that's what the Center for Individualized Medicine is all about — solving the clinical challenges of today and tomorrow by bringing the latest discoveries from [...]

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January 15th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Next Generation Sequencing Targeted RAS/RAF Gene Panel

By Center for Individualized Medicine

 

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Mayo Clinic has now developed, through utilizing next generation sequencing, a multi-gene panel to evaluate for somatic mutations within the BRAF, HRAS, NRAS, and KRAS genes associated with cancer. This test can be ordered to identify tumors that may respond to targeted therapies by assessing multiple gene targets simultaneously, mutations that may help determine prognosis for patients with solid tumors, and specific mutations within genes known to be associated with response or resistance to specific cancer therapies. This test is performed to evaluate for somatic mutations within tumor samples and does not assess for germline alterations within the genes listed.

 

 
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January 14th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Pharmacogenomics: Genomics and Drug Response

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Speaking at the Individualizing Medicine Conference 2014, Richard Weinshilboum, M.D. gives insight into how Pharmacogenomics is shaping health care to offer the right drug, to the right patient at the right time.

Dr. Weinshilboum joined the staff of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., in 1972 after earning his M.D. degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed residency training in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital — a Harvard teaching hospital — and a postdoctoral research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in the laboratory of Nobel laureate Julius Axelrod.

 

 

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January 7th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Assurex Health Grows Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics with $30 M Financial Round

By Center for Individualized Medicine

 

Assurex Health, a personalized medicine company providing industry-leading treatment decision support to healthcare providers for behavioral health and chronic pain conditions, today announced that it has secured $30 million in equity financing from new and existing investors, according to Virginia C. Drosos, President and Chief Executive Officer.

The financing will support increased clinical adoption and development of Assurex Health’s GeneSight® products.  GeneSight’s patented technology is based on combinatorial pharmacogenomics (CPGxTM), the study of how variations in multiple genes influence an individual’s response to medications, informed by evidence-based medicine and clinical pharmacology.
“We are pleased to welcome two new investors in this round of funding, American Financial Group and Cross Creek Advisors,” Drosos said. “We also have strong support from existing investors Cincinnati [...]

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