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February 26th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

World Rare Disease Day 2015

By Center for Individualized Medicine

 

Following the Rare Disease Day theme Living with a Rare Disease, the 2015 video poignantly recognises the millions of families, friends and carers whose daily lives are impacted by rare diseases.

 

 

A big round of applause goes out to the many individuals involved in the creation of the video. Special thanks to video participants RitaPietro and Beatrice who are each living with a rare disease, as well as their family members who accompanied them to the filming of the video. Thanks also to UNIAMO, the Italian national rare disease alliance, for making the video production possible and to director Carlo Hintermann, animators Lulu Cancrini and Marco Varriale and all of [...]

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February 18th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Biobanking and Precision Medicine

By Center for Individualized Medicine

 

Biomarker

 

Mayo Clinic is excited about the national focus on individualized medicine and what the future holds. More than half ($130 million) of the total $215 million budget request, put forth by President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative, is for a national biobanking initiative that draws on existing collections across the country. Mayo Clinic has among the country’s largest collections through the Mayo Clinic Biobank and the Biorepositories Program.

Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have made a significant commitment to building a scalable biorepository infrastructure, which includes multiple specimen processing laboratories and centralized storage.

One of these collections [...]

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February 10th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Building a National Cohort for Precision Medicine

By Center for Individualized Medicine

 

NIH Precision Medicine Workshop

 

With the State of the Union announcement of the $215 Million Precision Medicine Initiative, one of the most exciting aspects of the Initiative was the call for a national cohort for research and genomic sequencing.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be hosting a two-day workshop starting tomorrow, February 11th, of which Richard Weinshilboum, M.D., director of the Pharmacogenomics Program at the Center for Individualized Medicine, will be attending.

The NIH workshop will discuss the opportunities and challenges around building a large research cohort focused on precision medicine. There will be several leading experts from many disciplines [...]

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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

Precision Medicine

 

Article Originally Feature on Washington Post by Lenny Bernstein

 

PRECISIONMEDICINE

 

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

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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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