Items Tagged ‘Genetic Testing’

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


August 2nd, 2017

Expanding the search: genetic testing reveals new targets, treatment options for cancer patients

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Researchers in Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine are using new genetic tests developed at Mayo Clinic to find more effective therapies for cancer patients who have not benefited from standard treatment and are running out of options. The new tests look at a broader range of genetic characteristics than many standard tests. As a […]

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Tags: #3-d models, #boimarker, #CIMCon17, #DNA analysis, #Dr. Aaron Mansfield, #Dr. George Vasmatizis, #genetic variations, #liquid biopsies, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, genomics, Lung Cancer


July 18th, 2017

Will health care improve if everybody has their DNA sequenced?

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Rapid advances in genomic testing have led to better screening and individualized treatments for many diseases, including rare genetic disorders and cancer. Now that genetic testing is becoming faster and less expensive, should it become part of routine medical care for healthy people? Should everyone have their DNA sequenced to learn the medically informative code […]

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Tags: #big data challenges, #CIMCon17, #genomic data analysis, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Keith Stewart, Genetic Testing, genomics, Healthcare, mayo clinic, medical research


July 13th, 2017

Obesity: an individualized approach doubles the success rate of weight loss therapy

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Many people think if they just stick to a diet and exercise, they’ll lose weight; unfortunately, many are not successful. They wonder why they can’t lose weight even after trying many different diets, work out programs and medications. According to Andres Acosta, M.D., Ph.D., the answers, at least partially, may be in your genes. His […]

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Tags: #bariatric surgery, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Andres Acosta, #fitness, #healthy lifestyle, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, #Mayo Clinic Individualizing Medicine Clinic, #obesity, #Obesity Clinic, #personalized nutrition, #weight loss


July 11th, 2017

A perfect match – student’s summer research provides a glimpse into a career in precision medicine

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Curiosity, creativity and a passion for improving health care, one patient at a time – these are qualities that Madelyn O’Gorman strives to bring to her work as a summer undergraduate research fellow (SURF) in the Center for Individualized Medicine. O’Gorman has returned to Mayo Clinic for her second summer as one of 13 University […]

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Tags: #bioengineering, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Alexander Meves, #Dr. Alma Bridges, #Dr. Julia Lehman, #Dr. Saranya Wyles, #Dr. Stephen Ekker, #Dr. Tamas Ordog, #Dr. Vera Suman, #Madelyn O'Gorman, #Mayo Clinic and University of Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare, #skin cancer


July 3rd, 2017

Trying to quit smoking? Genetics may help find the right plan for success

By Sharon Rosen shr02

After trying different methods, why do many people have difficulty quitting smoking? That’s a question Rachel Tyndale, Ph.D., is asking as part of her research into smoking cessation therapy. As senior scientist and head of the Pharmacogenetics Lab in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at University of Toronto, Dr. Tyndale is using molecular […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #DNA analysis, #Dr. J. Steven Leeder, #Dr. Rachel Tyndale, #drug-gene reactions, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #preemptive pharmacogenomics, #smoking cessation, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Eric Matey, Dr. Liewei Wang


June 27th, 2017

TOGETHER trial – a personalized approach to detect, treat organ rejection

By Sharon Rosen shr02

For physicians caring for patients after kidney transplantation, it’s a balancing act. They need to select the right immunosuppressant drug and dosage to enable the patient’s immune system to accept the new kidney, but allow it to fight other unwanted infections. Physicians also want to reduce potential side effects from these immunosuppression medications, which can […]

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Tags: #blood test, #Genomic analysis, #heart transplant, #Immunosuppresion, #kidney transplant, #liver transplant, #Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, #Mayo Clinic Transplant Programs, #organ rejection, #Transplant Genomics Inc., biomarker, center for individualized medicine


June 23rd, 2017

Perinatal genetic screening: new technologies help parents learn more about the health of their baby

By Sharon Rosen shr02

New genomic technology is reshaping perinatal screening, which is testing before and during pregnancy to assess the health of a baby. Now pregnant women can have their baby initially screened for genetic disorders, such as Down syndrome, through the use of a newer blood test that evaluates DNA from the placenta present in the mother’s […]

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Tags: #cell-free DNA testing, #DNA analysis, #Down syndrome, #Dr. Myra Wick, #expanded carrier screening, #genetic disorders, #perinatal testing, #prenatal screening, #prenatal testing, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic


June 22nd, 2017

Piecing together the puzzle: finding new therapies for inflammatory bowel diseases

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Chronic diarrhea, pain, fatigue and weight loss – these are some of the symptoms that patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis experience. They are the two most common diseases known as inflammatory bowel diseases, which cause inflammation of the digestive tract. While there are therapies available to treat the inflammation caused by these conditions, […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Judy Cho, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #inflammatory bowel diseases, #ulcerative colitis, center for individualized medicine, Crohns Disease, Genetic Testing, genomics, Gut Microbiome, mayo clinic, medical research


June 16th, 2017

Genetic testing helps guide diagnosis and treatment for digestive and liver diseases

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Many disorders of the digestive tract and liver can cause chronic, debilitating symptoms that begin in infancy or early childhood and require treatment to prevent the disease from progressing. Mayo Clinic is the first medical center to integrate genomic testing into personalized care plans for patients with some digestive and liver diseases. Researchers have discovered […]

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Tags: #Dr. Lisa Boardman, #Dr. Michael Stephens, #Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinic, #gastrointestinal cancer, #gastrointestinal disorders, #gene panel testing, #Individualizing Medicine Clinic, #liver cancer, #medical resesarch, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Testing


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