Precision Medicine

September 19th, 2017

How does a genomic tumor board impact patient care?

By Sharon Rosen shr02

By Colette Gallagher The outcomes from a Mayo Clinic study published in Oncotarget found value in having an established genomic tumor board, and using genomics for certain patients. The experience of the Genomic Tumor Board has promoted an evolution in the practice according to Alan Bryce, M.D., a Mayo Clinic oncologist, and co-first author on […]

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Tags: #cancer treatment, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Jan Egan, #genetic testing fees, #Genomic analysis, #Genomic Tumor Board, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #targeted therapies, Advanced Cancer, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alan Bryce


September 14th, 2017

Q and A: How has genomics led to precision cancer care?

By Sharon Rosen shr02

How has cancer care changed with advances in genomic medicine? For example, for patients diagnosed with melanoma today, will their treatment options be different than those that were available 10 or 15 years ago? These are some of the questions we posed to  Aleksandar Sekulic, M.D., Ph.D., associate director, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, […]

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Tags: #cancer treatment, #Genomic analysis, #pharmacogenomics testing, #targeted therapies, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic, Genetic Testing, genomics, mayo clinic, medical research, Melanoma


September 12th, 2017

Military Health System honors Mayo researcher for breakthrough discoveries in rheumatoid arthritis

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Rheumatoid arthritis is one of those debilitating diseases that had long mystified researchers. With few clues and limited understanding of what’s also called RA, the medical community had few treatment options to offer more than 1.5 million Americans who suffer from painful, swollen and stiff joints caused by this chronic inflammatory disorder. That is until […]

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Tags: #Individualized Accomplishment Award, #Military Health System, #probiotics, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Eric Matteson, Dr. John Davis, Dr. Joseph Murray, Dr. Veena Taneja, gut bacteria, Gut Microbiome, mayo clinic, medical research


September 6th, 2017

Mayo Clinic Individualizing Medicine Conference showcases MyCode Genomic Study leader

By Sharon Rosen shr02

How can we harness the power of genomics so physicians can easily access their patients’ genetic information to provide an individualized approach to preventing, screening, diagnosing and treating disease? This is a question many precision medicine researchers are addressing, including David Ledbetter, Ph.D., who is leading the MyCode Community Health Initiative. This innovate research effort […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #DNA sequencing tests, #Dr. David Ledbetter, #electronic medical record, #Genomic data, #Gesinger Health System, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #MyCode Genomic Study, center for individualized medicine, electronic health record, mayo clinic, medical research


August 31st, 2017

The Grand Challenge: using supercomputers to speed diagnosis and treatment

By Sharon Rosen shr02

If you are a cancer patient who has exhausted all standard treatment options, a one day turnaround of your DNA testing results could make a big difference in your search for new, individualized treatment options. Mayo Clinic envisions just that: using supercomputers that are so fast and efficient they can interpret your DNA sequence in […]

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Tags: #big data challenges, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Eric Wieben, #Dr. Timothy Nelson, #Dr. Timothy Olson, #genetic data analysis, #Genomic data, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #Mathieu Wiepert, Big Data, center for individualized medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine


August 29th, 2017

Exploring ethical issues to improve reproductive health

By Sharon Rosen shr02

New genomic technologies offer great promise for better diagnostic tests and treatments for many conditions. But they also pose new ethical questions – ones physicians and patients must address when making decisions about medical care. For example, genetic tests can determine if a couple is at risk of having a child with a genetic condition. […]

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Tags: #Center for Individualized Medicine Bioethics Program, #CIMCon17, #developmental pediatric services, #Down syndrome, #Dr. Megan Allyse, #Genetic diseases, #genetic disorders, #Genomic analysis, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #Klinefelter syndrome, #perinatal testing, #prenatal genetic testing


August 23rd, 2017

Gerstner Awardees explore individualized treatments for obesity, rare form of leukemia

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Precision medicine research has shown that one size does not fit all when it comes to medical care. Early career investigators can bring new ideas and perspectives to the search for treatments tailored to a patient’s unique needs. These are the goals of Andres Acosta, M.D., Ph.D., and Mrinal Patnaik, M.B.B.S. – this year’s recipients […]

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Tags: #chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Andres Acosta, #Dr. Mrinal Patnaik, #Gerstner Family Career Development Award, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #leukemia, #NRAS gene, #obesity, #rare diseases, #weight loss, center for individualized medicine


August 22nd, 2017

Experts discuss hot topics in precision medicine – home DNA tests, pain management, undiagnosed diseases and more

By Sharon Rosen shr02

New genomic technologies and discoveries are transforming medical care in ways that we have yet to fully understand. It’s no longer business as usual. Physicians are seeing new approaches to many aspects of daily medical care, such as ordering genetic tests, choosing pain management therapies or prescribing medications. For example, both physicians and patients may […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Amy Lemke, #Dr. David Bick, #Dr. Donald Basel, #Dr. James Liu, #Dr. Robert Green, #Dr. Susanne Haga, #Dr. Wendy van Zelst-Stams, #Dr. William Mauck, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #pain management, #rare genetic diseases


August 17th, 2017

Lessons from Henrietta Lacks’ story: improving research collaboration with patients, communities

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Stunned, surprised and moved – these are just some of the reactions people shared in a discussion on ethics, race and medicine after viewing the movie, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, at the Science at the Cinema event in Rochester, Minnesota held earlier this month. The film tells the compelling story of Henrietta Lacks, whose […]

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Tags: #African Descendants Mayo Employee Resource Group, #CIMCon17, #Dr. LaPrincess Brewer, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #Mary Gorfine, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, #Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Research Program, #Mayo Clinic Community Advisory Board, #Mayo Clinic Community Engaged Research Advisory Board, #Mayo Clinic Office of Community Engagement in Research, #Nasra Giama, #Rochester Public Library


August 15th, 2017

A lifesaving discovery – what one physician learned from his genetic test results

By Sharon Rosen shr02

When Michael Stephens, M.D. joined other researchers in Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine in having their genomes sequenced, he expected to learn a few minor facts. But, what he found was a major health issue that had been hidden in his genes. Test results revealed Dr. Stephens had a genetic variant that increases his risk […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Michael Stephens, #genetic disorders, #malignant hyperthermia, #pharmacogenomics testing, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, genomics, mayo clinic, medical research, PGx, pharmacogenomics


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