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January 12, 2022

Mayo Clinic researchers discover biomarker for predicting immunotherapy response in mesothelioma cancer 

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine researchers may have discovered a genomic signature to predict which patients with mesothelioma could benefit from immunotherapy.  

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Tags: #mesothelioma, cancer, Cancer Research, center for individualized medicine, Genetics, genomics


December 28, 2021

10 Significant Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine studies of 2021

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

It has been an impactful year of genomic and multi-omic research and scientific discoveries in Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. While much focus in 2021 was centered on advancing the knowledge of COVID-19, Mayo scientists and physician have also worked to develop individualized treatments, prevention measures and diagnostics for patients with rare and undiagnosed diseases, cancer and other illnesses. 

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomic medicine, genomics


November 22, 2021

Gather your family health history this Thanksgiving; it could save your life

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Thanksgiving Day marks Family Health History Day, an annual national public health campaign to encourage people to better understand what health characteristics run in their families. Has your mother, sister or grandmother had breast or ovarian cancer? Has your father had prostate cancer? Is there a history of colon cancer, diabetes or high cholesterol in your family? If so, you also could be at risk. John Presutti, D.O., a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician, says don’t just talk about your family health history. Act on it. It could save your life.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine


November 17, 2021

Identifying inherited gene mutations in pancreatic cancer can lead to targeted therapies, better survival

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

In the study, which was published in Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology, nearly 1 in 6 people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer were found to have an inherited cancer-related gene mutation that likely predisposed them to the disease. The most common genetic mutation was in the BRCA2 gene, known as a “breast cancer gene.”

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October 18, 2021

Large-scale exome sequencing project spots disease-fueling mutations to save lives, accelerate discoveries

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

When Michelle Ewy, 38, received an opportunity at Mayo Clinic to get her DNA tested for genetic mutations related to breast and ovarian cancers, and other cancers and diseases, she jumped at the chance.  “I wasn’t thinking much of what the outcome would be because there has not been a prevalence of breast or ovarian […]

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Tags: BRCA2, breast cancer, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Testing, ovarian cancer, Teresa Kruisselbrink, whole exome sequencing


October 13, 2021

Mayo Clinic collaborates with Personalis Inc. to expand cancer genomic testing

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Joe Dangor Mayo Clinic announced an agreement on Tuesday, Oct. 12 that will allow it to offer clinical-grade comprehensive cancer genomic sequencing to cancer patients who choose to participate. Test results will be available to patients and their treating health care providers to guide therapeutic decisions, advance cancer research, and support the development of […]

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Tags: cancer genomics, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Testing, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


September 7, 2021

Precision cancer advancements to take center stage at 10th annual Individualizing Medicine Conference

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic researchers are taking a distinctive all-hands-on-deck approach to cancer, driven by advanced genetic analysis and clinical sciences to personalize treatments for every cancer patient. Clinicians and researchers work side by side, developing groundbreaking therapies to provide patients with answers, treatment options and optimism. This year’s virtual Mayo Clinic Individualizing Medicine Conference on Oct. […]

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Tags: cancer genomics, Cancer Research, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Conference 2016


August 30, 2021

2021 Gerstner Awardees to investigate individualized medicine approaches for heart attack and leukemia

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Moritz Binder M.D., a physician-scientist in Mayo Clinic’s divisions of Hematology and Oncology, and Satsuki Yamada, M.D., Ph.D., a physician-scientist in the division of Cardiovascular Diseases, are recipients of the 2021 Gerstner Family Career Development Awards.  The competitive awards are presented annually by Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine to researchers conducting innovative investigations to […]

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August 24, 2021

A new understanding of the inner workings of CAR-T cell therapy

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic researchers have biomanufactured chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy  (CAR-T cell therapy) in a new way to track the cells’ cancer fighting journey and predict toxic side effects. This Mayo Clinic breakthrough, published in Cancer Immunology Research, also could unravel the mystery of how to unleash CAR-T cell therapy to destroy solid tumors. “This […]

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Tags: #CAR T-cell therapy, Cancer Research


June 15, 2021

New Mayo study validates melanoma test to help some patients avoid surgical biopsy

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

More than 100,00 people in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma this year — double the number of cases compared to 30 years ago, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association.  “Melanoma accounts for only about 2% of skin cancers, but it causes a majority of skin cancer deaths,” says Alexander […]

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Tags: #Dr. Alexander Meves, Melanoma


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