Items Tagged ‘Melanoma’

September 14th, 2017

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

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

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


July 11th, 2017

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

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

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


December 2nd, 2016

What is precision medicine? New tools for better diagnosis, treatment and prevention

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

You’ve undoubtedly heard the term, “the promise of precision medicine.”  But, what does that mean and how will it impact your own health? Aleksandar Sekulic, M.D., Ph.D., assistant director, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, recently spoke to a group of patients on Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minn. to answer these questions. New treatments […]

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Tags: #DNA sequencing costs, #PrecisionMedicine, #RIGHT 10K study, #targeted therapies, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic, mayo clinic, Melanoma, PGx, pharmacogenomics


August 11th, 2016

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

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

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


May 10th, 2016

Protein May Predict Response to Immunotherapy in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Biomedical research is a large part of the mission at Mayo Clinic and here at the Center for Individualized Medicine, as we wrote about in a recent blog. News of a study that was funded in part by the Center’s Biomarker Discovery Program was just announced that may help immunotherapy for patients with metastatic melanoma.  […]

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Tags: Bim, Bim protein, biomarker, Biomarker Discovery Program, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Haidong Dong, Dr. Roxana Dronca, immunotherapy, Melanoma, Metastatic melanoma


December 15th, 2015

Melanoma Researchers at Mayo Clinic Say Odds Continually Improving for Patients

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

The nation has been buzzing recently over what sounds like miraculous news for former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. The 91-year-old Carter announced he is cancer-free, just months after revealing he was battling malignant melanoma, which had spread. In August, he had a cancerous mass removed from his liver. Four lesions were then found on his brain and were treated with radiation. Additionally, […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Roxana Dronca, Dr. Svetomir Markovic, immunotherapy, Melanoma, Metastatic melanoma


December 3rd, 2015

Aleksandar Sekulic, M.D., Ph.D., Named Associate Director for the Center for Individualized Medicine, Arizona

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

The Center for Individualized Medicine in Arizona will have a new associate director beginning January 1, 2016. Aleksandar Sekulic, M.D., Ph.D., has accepted the position, according to Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., the Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director of the Center for Individualized Medicine. Dr. Sekulic succeeds Richard Caselli, M.D., who has been leading the center’s […]

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Tags: cancer, center for individualized medicine, Center for Individualized Medicine Arizona, Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic, Dr. Keith Stewart, Melanoma, Melanoma Research Alliance, Metastatic melanoma, Stand Up to Cancer


June 22nd, 2015

Mayo Clinic and TGen Help Launch Clinical Trials to Combat Advanced Skin Cancer

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

With the advent of the Human Genome Project, it has become possible to completely sequence the DNA of a patient or his or her tumor. This technique has the potential to allow physicians to identify a tumor’s unique vulnerabilities, or even to predict which tumors will recur or which may be benign enough that no […]

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Tags: cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alan Bryce, Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic, Dr. Jeffrey Trent, genomics, individualized medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Melanoma, Metastatic melanoma, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine


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