Items Tagged ‘genomics’

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 10th, 2017

Genetic tests + coordinated care + research = hope for patients with a genetic neurological disease

By susanbuckles susanbuckles

Life with an inherited disease sometimes brings unexpected twists and turns. Five-year-old Gus Erickson has navigated the gyrations with the help of Mayo Clinic’s Neurofibromatosis Clinic. Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerve tissue. Those tumors can develop anywhere in the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and […]

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Tags: #Center for Individualized Mediicine, #rare diseases, Dr. Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, Genetics, genomics, mayo clinic, neurofibromatosis


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 25th, 2017

Workshops to offer practical ways to apply genomic medicine to improve care

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Genetic testing is increasingly used in new ways to improve diagnosis and treatment for many conditions such as advanced cancers, cardiovascular diseases and gastrointestinal disorders. Post conference sessions at this year’s Individualizing Medicine 2017: Advancing Care Through Genomics are offered to help providers and patients learn how they can tap into these promising new technologies. […]

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Tags: #cardiovascular genomics, #CIMCon17, #continuing medical education, #gastronintestinal diseases, #genetic disorders, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #liver diseases, #Lysomal disease, #medical education, #rare genetic diseases, #rare genetic disorders, Cardiovascular Disease


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


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 8th, 2017

Inspired by her patients, Mayo investigator is developing screening test for endometrial cancer

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Ever since she assisted in surgery at the age of eight, Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, M.D., was hooked – on medicine. The surgery took place on her family’s farm in Wisconsin. The patient was a Holstein cow. The surgeon was a veterinarian. From that day forward, Dr. Bakkum-Gamez, a gynecological oncologist at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, […]

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Tags: #cancer patients, #cancer screening test, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, #endometrial biopsy, #gynecological cancer, #tampon, center for individualized medicine, Endometrial cancer, Genetic Testing, genomics, mayo clinic


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


April 19th, 2017

Exploring the DNA of a strawberry: lessons we can learn about our own health

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Every living thing has DNA — or deoxyribonucleic acid – which is a blueprint of what makes you a human, your dog an animal or your roses a type of flower. You may be surprised to learn that 60 percent of the DNA present in strawberries is also present in humans. So, what is this […]

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Tags: #DNA analysis, #DNA extraction, center for individualized medicine, DNA Day, Dr. Matthew Ferber, Genetic Testing, genomics, mayo clinic, pharmacogenomics


April 14th, 2017

Precision care for heart disease – a practical approach

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Heart disease can sometimes be a silent killer. Many of us know seemingly healthy people who’ve suddenly or unexpectedly had a heart attack. It can be shocking when people who are at a a healthy weight and exercise regularly die from heart disease that they never knew they had. Many forms of heart disease can […]

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Tags: #atrial fibrillation, #cardiology, #Dr. Iftkhar Kullo, #Dr. John Giudicessi, #Dr. Michael Ackerman, #drug-gene reactions, #familial cardiovascular diseases, #sudden cardiac death, #targeted therapies, center for individualized medicine, coronary heart disease, Genetic Testing


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