Items Tagged ‘breast cancer’

May 23rd, 2017

Picture perfect: 3-D mammograms and molecular breast imaging – personalized approaches to breast cancer screening

By Sharon Rosen shr02

A picture is worth a thousand words. While that saying may be true, for the more than 50 percent of all women who have dense breast tissue, a picture from traditional, 2-D mammography may not tell the full story about whether they have breast cancer. “Breast density is like the wolf in sheep’s clothing. Both […]

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Tags: #breast cancer screening, #dense breast tissue, #Dr. Deborah Rhodes, #MBI, #molecular breast imaging, #personalized therapies, #tomosynthesis, 2-D mammograms, 3-D mammograms, breast cancer, breast density, center for individualized medicine


May 19th, 2017

Personalized care for aggressive breast cancers: 4 steps forward from the BEAUTY study

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Chemotherapy substantially reduces the chance that certain types of breast cancer will return or spread to other parts of the body and improves survival. Chemotherapy before surgery is a standard approach to treat women with aggressive breast cancer. However, chemotherapy does not shrink tumors in all women. Mayo Clinic researchers are turning to genomic sequencing […]

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Tags: #aggressive breast cancer, #chemotherapy-resistant cancer, #patient derived xenografts, #PDX, #personalized therapies, #xenografts, Beauty Study, biomarkers, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, chemotherapy, DNA Sequencing


May 17th, 2017

A chain reaction: benefactor support for early career investigators leads to new discovery to fight breast cancer

By Sharon Rosen shr02

New perspectives lead to new, groundbreaking discoveries. That’s why Mayo Clinic and the Center for Individualized Medicine support young investigators and the fresh thinking they bring to research. The Gerstner Family Foundation supports young investigators Thanks to the Gerstner Family Foundation’s support, Betty Y.S. Kim, M.D., Ph.D., a neurosurgeon and neuroscientist at Mayo Clinic’s Florida […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Betty Kim, #Gerstner Family Career Development Award, #nanoparticles, #Nature Nanotechnology, breast cancer, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Gerstner Family Foundation, mayo clinic, medical research


April 20th, 2017

Developing new tests to find and defeat cancer at its earliest stages

By Sharon Rosen shr02

By Susan Buckles Mammography and other screening tools have made great strides in finding cancer early, when it is most likely to be successfully treated. However, some early-stage cancers are missed by conventional screening and are only detected when symptoms occur. Mayo Clinic and other research institutions are wondering: could a blood test complement current […]

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Tags: #blood test, #Dr. Celine Vachon, #Dr. Fergus Couch, #Dr. Minetta Liu, #GRAIL, #medical resesarch, #screening test, #STRIVE, #Sutter Health, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, mayo clinic


March 15th, 2017

Mayo breast cancer study provides critical information on tumor sequencing and response to chemotherapy

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Article by Colette Gallagher, Public Affairs Mayo Clinic researchers reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute the results of the Breast Cancer Genome-Guided Therapy (BEAUTY) study designed to help researchers and physicians better understand why current standard chemotherapy stops breast cancer in some women but fails in others. Tumor sequencing is increasingly used to select […]

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Tags: #Breast Cancer Genome-Guided Therapy study, #DNA sequencing tests, #Journal of the National Cancer Institute, #tumor sequencing, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, chemotherapy, Dr. Judy Boughey, Dr. Matthew Goetz, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, medical research


August 11th, 2016

Gerstner Family Career Development Awards Support Future Leaders in Precision Medicine Research

By Sharon Rosen shr02

At the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, our mission is to discover and integrate the latest in genomic, molecular and clinical sciences into personalized care for patients. We ensure that this mission will be carried forward by future researchers by supporting young investigators, who bring new ideas and skills to this critical effort. The […]

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Tags: #Dr. Alexander Meves, #Dr. Nadine Norton, #Gerstner Family Career Development Award, #HER2-positive breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Melissa Murray, Gerstner Family Foundation, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Melanoma


Mayo Clinic Honored for Research Advocacy

April 29th, 2016

Mayo Clinic Honored for Research Advocacy

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Whether it’s the RIGHT Protocol, the BEAUTY breast cancer trial, or the PROMOTE prostate cancer study, the Center for Individualized Medicine is actively engaged in biomedical research. In fact, improving patient care by turning genomic research into real-world personalized medicine applications, particularly new and better genomics-based diagnostic tests, is one of the fundamental goals here.  […]

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Tags: beauty project, Biomedical research, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Charles Mayo, Dr. William Mayo, Dr. William Worrall Mayo, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic research, PROMOTE, Prostate Cancer, Research!America


February 22nd, 2016

Precision Medicine, Part Two: Benefits of Mapping the Human Genome

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

This is part two of a three-part series on What Is Precision Medicine, another of the Center for Individualized Medicine’s attempt to explain and introduce precision medicine to an audience that may just be coming to the topic. Part one explored “From Double Helix to Health Care,” and part three, coming next week, will look […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Diana Bianchi, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Dr. Stephen Quake, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics, Precision Medicine


December 29th, 2015

Delivering on the Promise of Precision Medicine: 2015 Year in Review

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

  2015 was the year of precision medicine. “Individualized medicine is already providing profound changes in how we treat patients,” said Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., the Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director of the Center for Individualized Medicine, as he opened the 2015 Individualizing Medicine Conference. “It is offering hope to people who had no hope, […]

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Tags: Biobank, biomarkers, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, diagnostic odyssey, Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic, Dr. J. Craig Venter, Dr. Keith Stewart, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Genome Sequencing, Gianrico Farrugia


November 9th, 2015

Case for ‘Liquid Biopsy’ to Track Patient’s Cancer Building One Study at a Time

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Circulating tumor DNA in blood could inform physicians on best treatments for individual patients A new study published last week of patients with breast cancer adds to the growing evidence that detecting cancer DNA circulating in the blood can guide patient treatment. A team of researchers, including scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), has […]

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Tags: breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA, Dr. Keith Stewart, Dr. Muhammed Martaza, individualized medicine, Liquid biopsy, Precision Medicine


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