Lynch syndrome

March 31, 2022

Mayo Clinic patient grateful after genetic test leads to unexpected, early detection of colon cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Alejandro Mirazo, 56, never imagined his genetic test results would reveal a hereditary link to cancer, or that his findings would potentially save his life. He had participated in a preemptive DNA research sequencing study for Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine in fall 2021 solely to contribute to medical research. As a Mexican American, he also wanted to add diversity to Mayo Clinic’s genomic dataset.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomic medicine, medical research, personalized medicine


March 24, 2022

What you should know about genetics, colorectal cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara Colorectal cancer begins when healthy cells in the colon or rectum develop mutations, or changes, in their DNA. These damaged cells then become cancerous, grow and divide uncontrollably, and form a tumor. Genetic factors play a role in this process. Some gene mutations passed through generations of your family can increase […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, DNA Testing, Dr. Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomic medicine, hereditary colon cancer


December 24, 2020

2020 Mayo Clinic Precision Medicine Advances

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

This year, Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine was at the forefront of COVID-19 research, working to unravel the complexities of the virus in order to discover life-saving treatments and prevention — from testing to building a pandemic response biobank to identifying COVID-19 strains within individual patients. But even in the midst of the pandemic, […]

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Tags: #Artificial Intelligence, Cancer Research, Genetics, genomics, individualized medicine, multi-omics, Research


August 12, 2020

Could population genetic screening improve public health?

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Hereditary BRCA-related breast and ovarian cancer, Lynch syndrome and familial hypercholesterolemia are estimated to be relatively prevalent in the general population but poorly found using traditional risk screening. In a typical medical practice, genetic testing for these conditions is based on personal or family history, ethnic background or other demographic characteristics, that may not always […]

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Tags: #Familial hypercholesterolemia, breast cancer, Dr. Matthew Ferber, lynch syndrome, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, ovarian cancer, population health genomics, Research


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