genomic 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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November 9, 2021

Joined at the hip: Genetic testing reveals shared cause of hip pain for 4 family members

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Before they went through testing at Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Barbara Domaille, Deborah Neville, Pamela Neville and Rylie Ronnenberg thought there could be a genetic connection to the hip problems they shared. After testing, they knew for sure. By Cory Pedersen As family members, Barbara Domaille, Deborah Neville, Pamela Neville and Rylie Ronnenberg share many things […]

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November 4, 2021

Mayo Clinic joins Rare Disease Centers of Excellence network to advance care for people coping with mysterious illnesses

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic has joined a new Rare Disease Centers of Excellence network, which consists of a select group of 31 medical centers across the U.S. This network, which is led by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), seeks to: Promote knowledge sharing between experts across the U.S. Connect patients to appropriate specialists, regardless of […]

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October 25, 2021

‘We’ve only just begun to glimpse what is possible’ — and more thought-provoking quotes from Mayo Clinic’s 10th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Genomics experts highlighted the latest cutting-edge precision medicine strategies to accelerate medical breakthroughs at the 10th Annual Mayo Clinic Individualizing Medicine Conference. More than 350 researchers, clinicians and health care workers from across the world attended the virtual conference to learn firsthand how scientists are advancing the frontiers of individualized medicine. “We truly now have […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cancer genomics, genomic medicine, individualized medicine


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 14, 2021

Mayo researchers link gut microbiome to rheumatoid arthritis prognosis

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

A significant indicator of whether a patient with rheumatoid arthritis will improve over the course of disease may lie in part in their gut, according to new research from Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. The study, published in Genome Medicine, found that predicting a patient’s future rheumatoid arthritis prognosis could be possible by zeroing in […]

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Tags: #Dr. Jaeyun Sung, Dr. John Davis, genomics, microbiome, Rheumatoid Arthritis


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 9, 2021

Mayo Clinic analysis shows how disease, diet, and genomics interact with gut virome

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Purna Kashyap, Genetics, mayo clinic, medical research, microbiome, personalized medicine


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