March 23, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic researchers explore personalized approach to anti-obesity medications

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Individualized medicine initiatives mainly focus on rare diseases or cancer. Little has been attempted to individualize treatment for noncommunicable chronic diseases such as obesity — a chronic, relapsing disease, and a primary cause of Type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer. There are many obesity interventions, such as diets, devices, surgery and […]

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Tags: Dr. Andres Acosta, journal obesity, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, obesity, pharmacogenomics, Precision Medicine

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 25, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Largest pharmacogenetics clinical trial in cardiology shows potential benefit in individualized approach to anti-platelet therapy

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Terri Malloy Heart patients who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or stent placement― nonsurgical procedures to improve blood flow to the heart ― are typically prescribed anti-platelet therapy to avoid blood clots that can lead to a heart attack or stroke. New research from the international TAILOR-PCI trial, the largest pharmacogenetics clinical trial in […]

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Tags: #cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, individualized medicine, pharmacogenomics

March 10, 2020 · Leave a Comment

How pharmacogenomics can improve the lives of persons living with HIV

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Jessica Fenske Life with HIV typically means using any number of medications to control the virus. But not all medications are the same or act the same way in different people. Mayo researchers are zeroing in on a new test to help patients fine-tune their treatments. While there is no cure for HIV, there […]

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Tags: pharmacogenomics, Research

December 23, 2019 · 1 Comment

Meet Eric Matey, Pharm.D., R.Ph.: moving drug-gene testing into clinical care

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

If you’ve picked up a prescription from your local pharmacy, you may have spoken with a pharmacist about how and when to take a medication or its potential side effects. At Mayo Clinic, pharmacists perform these same tasks, but their role extends much further by helping move genomics discoveries into clinical care.   “Our pharmacy team […]

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Tags: #drug-gene interactions, #RIGHT 10K study, center for individualized medicine, Center for Individualized Medicine Pharmacogenomics Program, Eric Matey, Genetic Testing, genomics, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, pharmacy

July 23, 2019 · Leave a Comment

From ancestry to health traits – how do I know if genetic testing may be right for me?

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Article by Shannon Wieloch Last month we posted a blog on helpful tips to know before taking a DNA test. In part II of this topic, we delve deeper into the types of genetic testing commonly available to help you decide what type of testing may be right for you. Some genetic tests inform you […]

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Tags: #disease risk, #drug-gene reactions, #Genetic diseases, #hereditary diseases, ancestry, at home DNA tests, carrier screening, center for individualized medicine, direct-to-consumer genetic tests, dna test, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counselor

July 16, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Kentucky community hospital develops precision medicine program with help from Mayo Clinic

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Article by Rachel Guibert and Alyson Gonzalez When staff at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Kentucky — a Mayo Clinic Care Network member — decided that they wanted to bring precision medicine to their patients, they turned to Mayo Clinic for help. “We’re a community hospital that doesn’t have the deep resources academically, and in order […]

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Tags: ActX, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Eric Matey, Dr. Mark Larson, genetic screening service, Genetic Testing, health care consulting, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Care Network, Mayo Clinic Individualizing Medicine Conference, St. Elizabeth Heathcare

June 17, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Considering a DNA test? Helpful tips before you take the plunge

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Article by Shannon Wieloch The availability of genetic testing has exploded. You hear about it on television, the radio and the internet. Family members are verifying age-old stories of their ancestry. Co-workers are talking about the genes that predispose them to weigh 12% less than average. With everyone doing it, a consumer may think, “Well, […]

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Tags: #direct-to-consumer genetic testing, #disease risk, #drug-gene interactions, carrier screening, center for individualized medicine, data privacy, diagnostic tests, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic GeneGuide

June 10, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Meet William Bobo, M.D. – taking the guesswork out of finding the right depression therapy

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Depression can touch every aspect of a person’s life – affecting the way they think, feel and behave. It is also the leading medical condition for those who complete suicide. Getting the right therapy is crucial. But for patients suffering from the disorder, finding an effective treatment often involves trial and error. That’s because it […]

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Tags: #Artificial Intelligence, #Center for Individualized Mediicine, #Dr. Arjun Athreya, #Dr. William Bobo, #individualized mediicne, #Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare, #mood disorders, #predictive algorithm, #selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, #targeted therapies, #Treatment response, antidepressants

May 29, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Individualizing Medicine 2019 Conference – practical precision cancer care approaches for your patients

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Amidst the demands of providing care for patients with cancer, it can be challenging for oncologists and their care teams to keep up with the rapidly evolving field of genomics. Practical ways to apply the latest precision medicine discoveries is the focus of this year’s Individualizing Medicine Conference: Precision Cancer Care through Immunotherapy and Genomics, […]

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Tags: #CAR T-cell therapy, #CIMCon19, biliary cancer, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alan Bryce, familial cancer syndromes, hematologic cancers, immunotherapies, Individualizing Medicine Conference 2019, Lung Cancer, lymphoma

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