Precision Medicine

August 13, 2018

Zooming in on cancer suspects

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Barbara Toman Genetic testing is like security-camera video of a break-in, providing essential clues to identify a culprit. In certain cancers, the “culprit” might be a rearrangement in a person’s DNA, which genomic testing can capture. But sometimes, like too-fuzzy security footage, conventional genetic testing can’t provide a positive identification. For people with […]

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Tags: #genomic testing, cancer genomics, Chromosomal rearrangement, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, mayo medical laboratories, Nicole Hoppman, Ph.D.


August 6, 2018

Unlocking the power of genomics data: course offers new tools for discovery

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Michelle Cox was among the medical students and trainees, research fellows and laboratory staff who recently gathered to attend this year’s Computational Genomics Course, sponsored by the Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare. Even before the week-long course ended, Cox, a research technologist in the Mayo Clinic Division of Hematology, was sharing what […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #computational genomics, #Computational Genomics Course, #Dr. Krishna Kalari, #genomics analysis, #Genomics data, #Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare, #medical education, #Michael Kalmbach, #Michelle Cox, #University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (Illinois), center for individualized medicine


July 30, 2018

Tool of the trade: researcher applies artificial intelligence to uncover causes, risks for disease

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Some diseases, such as certain breast and colon cancers, are linked to genetic mutations passed down in families. But for many other diseases there are no direct genetic links that explain why the disease develops. That’s why Manolis Kellis, Ph.D. and his team are using artificial intelligence to uncover the hidden cause of disease. Dr. […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #computational genetics, #Dr. Manolis Kellis, #Dr. Tamas Ordog, #Individualizing Medicine 2018, #Massachusetts Institute of Technology, #mathematical models, #Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Epigenomics Program, #MIT Computational Biology Group, #obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, center for individualized medicine


July 23, 2018

Meet Saad Kenderian: Using the body to recognize and attack cancer

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

For as long as he can remember, Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., wanted to be a physician. Nothing could blunt his resolve –not even when improvised explosive devices, bombs and trappings of war put the medical school in his native Baghdad, Iraq, on a brief hiatus. It is with that same determination he leads Mayo Clinic’s […]

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Tags: #CAR T-cell therapy, #leukemia, Dr. Saad Kenderian, immunotherapy, lymphoma, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


July 16, 2018

Bioethics in the Cinema Program celebrates our WONDERful differences

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

For many young children, the first day of the school year is filled with excitement. But for August (Auggie) Pullman and his parents, the first day of fifth grade at a public school is an anxious time. That’s because Auggie has facial differences from a genetic condition called Treacher Collins syndrome and has always been […]

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Tags: #Bioethics at the Cinema, #Dr. Megan Allyse, #genetic disorders, #Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Research Program, #Rochester Public Library, #Wonder, Bioethics, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


July 9, 2018

Bringing artificial intelligence to the patient’s bedside

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Barbara Toman A machine can never replace your doctor. But artificial intelligence—the type of technology behind smart speakers and ride-hailing apps—is now being used to improve medical care. Mayo Clinic is helping to lead that effort through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant aimed at accelerating the application of artificial intelligence, also known […]

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Tags: #Artificial Intelligence, #Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Augmented human intelligence, Dr. Andrew Limper, Dr. Gregory Worrell, Dr. Liewei Wang, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Univerity of Illinois at Urbana Champaign


July 2, 2018

A clearer picture: new imaging technologies advance diagnosis, individualized care

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

When treating patients with cancer, one of the most challenging questions that physicians face is determining whether a tumor should be surgically removed immediately, or if it can be monitored over the course of time without performing surgery. Imaging tests – such as a CT scan or MRI – are essential tools that clinicians rely […]

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Tags: #Artificial Intelligence, #CIMCon18, #disease prediction, #Dr. Gabriel Krestin, #Dr. Kiaran McGee, #imaging biomarkers, #imaging tests, #Individualizing Medicine 2018: Advancing Care Through Genomics, #targeted therapies, individualized medicine, mayo clinic


June 28, 2018

Find yourself on the Trait Tree – see genetics in action

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Step up to the kiosk and answer four questions about your appearance – what is the shape of your hairline, do you have dimples, do your ears lay flat or not, and can you roll your tongue? Your answers to these Trait Tree questions at the “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code” exhibit will reveal information about […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #genetic traits, #Genome exhibit, #Genome: Unlocking Life's Code exhibit, #inherited traits, #medical education, #Positive Exposure - The Spirit of Difference, #Rochester Art Center, #The Story Within, #Trait Tree, center for individualized medicine, Genetics


June 25, 2018

Research suggests genetics are key in treating night sweats

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Heather Carlson Women going through menopause know all too well the discomfort associated with night sweats. Hormone therapy is often used to prevent night sweats. But finding the right dose of estrogen can be tricky, with some women needing more estrogen than others to get relief. Why the difference in how women respond […]

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Tags: Dr. Ann Moyer, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Dr. Virginia Miller, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Women's Health Research Center, Menopause, Night sweats, pharmacogenomics


June 21, 2018

Taking action: using pharmacogenomics testing to individualize care for colorectal cancer

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Every day, Pashtoon Kasi, M.D., M.B.B.S. is inspired by his patients with colorectal cancer to deliver the best, individualized care to meet their unique needs. As an oncologist at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida, Dr. Kasi is seeing many of the growing number of younger patients – those in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s – diagnosed with […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #clinical research, #drug-gene interactions, #Individualizing Medicine 2018, #medication side effects, #pharmacogenomics testing, #pre-emptive pharmacogenomics testing, center for individualized medicine, chemotherapy, colorectal cancer, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic


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