Items Tagged ‘cancer’

May 30th, 2017

IMPRESS study: maximizing immunotherapy with precision biomarkers to fight cancer

By susanbuckles susanbuckles

Mayo Clinic researchers are doing a deep dive at the molecular level to maximize the potential of immunotherapy to fight cancer. Immunotherapy — using your body’s immune system to identify and attack cancer cells — is a promising treatment for many types of cancer. But it’s expensive, associated with potential side effects, and doesn’t work […]

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Tags: #Dr. Aaron Mansfield, #Dr. Minetta Liu, #Dr. Richard Joseph, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alan Bryce, Dr. George Vasmatzis, Dr. Haidong Dong, Dr. Roxana Dronca, Dr. Svetomir Markovic, immunotherapy, mayo clinic


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


May 12th, 2017

Mayo Clinic launches first-in-world mate-pair sequencing test

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Many families are on a medical journey to find answers to a loved one’s undiagnosed disease. This can be painfully frustrating, expensive, and time-consuming. Now, a new test from Mayo Clinic hopes to help patients who may be at a diagnostic “dead end” with other genetic testing. The first-in-the-world mate-pair sequencing test identifies chromosome alterations […]

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Tags: #chromosome, #congenital, #developmental, #DNA sequencing tests, #Dr. George Vasmatizis, #Dr. Nicole Lynn Hoppman, #genomic tests, #laboratory tests, #leukemia, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA


April 4th, 2017

Mayo Clinic researchers identify interaction among proteins that cause cancer cells to metastasize

By Sharon Rosen shr02

By Colette Gallagher Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified an interaction among proteins that allows cancer cells to grow and metastasize. The study published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is significant in playing a role in developing a better understanding of how tumors grow in a variety of malignancies, including breast, […]

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Tags: #cancer metastases, #cancer risk, #Dr. Alexander Meves, #Dr. Ginrico Farrugia, #Dr. Tamas Ordog, #Dr. Vera Suman, #Gerstner Family Career Development Award, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. George Vasmatzis, mayo clinic, medical research


January 12th, 2017

Understanding DNA Sequencing: how it may improve your health now and in the future

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Many people set improving health as one of their goals for the new year. If that’s you, you may be wondering if the latest advances in genetic testing could guide your health care decisions. Should you have your DNA sequenced? What can genetic testing tell you about your current and future health? It can be […]

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Tags: #DNA sequencing tests, #Dr. Brendan Lanpher, #Genetic diseases, #Genetic tests, #rare diseases, cancer, center for individualized medicine, mayo clinic, medical research


September 19th, 2016

Towards Precision Medicine: Dr. Euan Ashley Shares His Vision for Advancing Individualized Patient Care

By Sharon Rosen shr02

How can the rapid advances in DNA sequencing technologies and genomic discoveries that have occurred over the past decade be used to  improve patient care for a broader range of conditions and diseases? While many genetic causes for disease have been identified, can researchers adapt technologies and analytical methods to make even more discoveries that […]

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Tags: #CIMCon16, #clinical genomics, #CysticFibrosis, #Genetic diseases, #Genomics data, #MayoClinicCIM, #Stanford, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Euan Ashley, genomics


August 4th, 2016

Mayo Researchers Identify Unique Breast Microbiome and Bacterial Differences Between Healthy and Cancerous Tissue

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Researchers in the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have been studying the community of bacteria, known as the microbiome, that live in many areas of our body for clues about how these bacteria help us stay healthy or cause disease. In fact, investigators have already discovered that when the microbiome is in balance, these […]

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Tags: #breast microbiome, #breast tissue, #Dr. Amy Degnim, #Dr. Tina Hieken, #News release, #Scientific Reports, bacteria, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicne, Dr. Nicholas Chia, mayo clinic, medical research


March 3rd, 2016

Individualizing Medicine Conference 2016: Mark Your Calendars for October 5–6

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Time off, travel plans, hotel reservations. These things don’t happen at the last minute. If you’re interested in genomic medicine and how precision medicine is being applied in health care today, you should be planning now to join us at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., for the 2016 Individualizing Medicine Conference. The dates are October […]

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Tags: #CIMCon2016, Biomarker Discovery, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Epigenomics, genomic medicine, individualized medicine, individualizing medicine conference, individualizing medicine conference 2016, microbiome, pharmacogenomics


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


January 22nd, 2016

Genomic Rearrangement Drives Pancreatic Cancer

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Pancreatic cancer remains the fourth leading cause of cancer-associated deaths in the United States. While prognosis has improved for other major cancers thanks to early diagnosis, better therapies and a more comprehensive knowledge of genetic factors, death rates from pancreatic cancer continue to rise. Roughly 90 percent of pancreatic cancers are ductal pancreatic adenocarcinomas (PDAC) […]

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Tags: biomarker, Biomarker Discovery Program, biomarkers, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. George Vasmatzis, genomic medicine, NIH, Pancreatic Cancer


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