Precision Medicine

October 15, 2018

Personalized screening: finding and treating breast cancer sooner

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to reflect on new, individualized approaches to detecting and treating a cancer that affects 1 in 8 American women. Deborah Rhodes, M.D. and her Mayo Clinic colleagues are working to identify the best targeted screening tools and guidelines for women with a higher risk of developing breast […]

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Tags: #breast cancer screening, #dense breast tissue, #Dr. Deborah Rhodes, #Dr. Michael O'Connor, #Dr. Myra Wick, #molecular breast imaging, 3-D mammograms, breast cancer, breast density, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Carrie Hruska, mayo clinic


October 10, 2018

The right diet for you… or for your gut microbes?

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

  Article by Sara Tiner The right diet, obesity and gut health are topics patients, clinicians and scientists wrestle with every day. We want to eat a good diet and lose weight or avoid weight gain, so our health span matches our life span. But statistics suggest we struggle. To help, scientists are examining how […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #personalized diet, #personalized nutrition, Dr. Purna Kashyap, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, microbiome


October 4, 2018

Meet Lisa Schimmenti: Searching for drug therapies to treat hearing loss

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Lisa Schimmenti, M.D. has always been fascinated with Helen Keller and all she accomplished, in spite of being blind and deaf from a very young age. As the newly appointed chair of Mayo Clinic’s Department of Clinical Genomics and a medical geneticist, Dr. Schimmenti cares for patients with similar conditions. In her clinical practice, she sees […]

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Tags: #Dr. Lisa Schimmenti, #drug discovery, #hearing aids, #hearing loss, #Mayo Clinic Department of Clinical Genomics, #Mayo Clinic Department of Otorhinolaryngology, #Usher Syndrome, #zebrafish, center for individualized medicine, mayo clinic, medical research


October 1, 2018

Mayo Clinic GeneGuide DNA testing application provides genetic testing, insights backed by Mayo Clinic expertise

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Today Mayo Clinic launched a new effort to raise awareness for genetic testing and how that may affect health and risk for disease. Mayo Clinic GeneGuide combines genetic testing with a web-based educational application to help consumers understand information about their own genetic background. “The Mayo Clinic GeneGuide app puts a wealth of information at […]

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September 24, 2018

CIM CON — What is the impact on health care of genome editing?

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Although Mayo Clinic does not use genome editing as part of any treatment in the medical practice, genome editing has promise for treating and even curing previously intractable disorders, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Genome editing, via methods like CRISPR-Cas9 (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats and CRISPR-associated protein) can be used to facilitate the […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #CRISPR-Cas9, #Dr. Megan Allyse, #Dr. Shondra Pruett-Miller, #Dr. Stephen Tsang, #duchenne muscular dystrophy, #gene therapy, center for individualized medicine, gene editing, genomics, mayo clinic


September 17, 2018

CIMCON18 — how genomics discovery is transforming individualized care and the path forward

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Mining information deeper than genomics, understanding factors linked to disease, analyzing big data, and addressing the challenges of bringing all this information together to advance patient care – these were some of the themes featured at the Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care through Genomics held in Rochester, Minnesota, Sept. 12-13, and sponsored by the Mayo […]

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Tags: #All of Us Research Program biobank, #CAR T-cell therapy, #CIMCon18, #Dr. Eric Green, #Dr. Gabriel Krestin, #Dr. Manolis Kellis, #Dr. Michael Berger, #Dr. Nancy Cox, #Dr. Yi Lin, #Genomic data, All of Us Research Program, center for individualized medicine


September 13, 2018

CIM Con day two: Unlocking the mystery of rare diseases

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

The Human Genome Project —the first mapping of a person’s genetic blueprint — has unlocked mysteries of rare diseases that for ages bewildered medical science. Completed just 15 years ago, the Human Genome Project has ushered in a new era of individualized medicine. That has significantly advanced the ability to diagnose rare diseases, many of […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #Dr. Heidi Rehm, #genomic testing, #Individualizing Medicine Conference 2018, #rare diseases, Dr. Eric Klee, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


September 12, 2018

CIM CON day 1 – Precision cancer care: ‘So much power’

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Barbara Toman Unlocking the secrets of the genetic blueprint may hold the key to both detecting and effectively treating cancer. Researchers from around the world are discussing new ways to diagnose and treat cancer at the Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care through Genomics, which started today. The Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine (CIM) […]

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Tags: #CAR T-cell therapy, #CIMCon18, #Dr. Mike Berger, #Dr. Yi Lin, #Indvidualizing Medicince Conference, cancer genomics, Genomic Sequencing, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, RNA sequencing


September 4, 2018

Preemptive genetic testing: could it help you take charge of your health?

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

A blood pressure check, an immunization and a cholesterol test – these are all parts of your routine medical care. Someday, a genetic test to identify your risk for developing disease may also be added to the list. In fact, researchers believe that day is fast approaching thanks to the rapid advances in genomic medicine. […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #DNA sequencing tests, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, #pre-emptive genetic testing, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, medical research, whole genome sequencing


August 27, 2018

Gerstner awards boost research into hereditary cancer, Parkinson’s disease

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Creating tools to detect cancer at an early stage and advancing research into the genetic links to Parkinson’s disease are focuses of the 2018 Gerstner Family Career Development Awards. This year’s winners are Niloy ‘Jewel’ Samadder, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo’s Arizona campus whose research focuses on inherited cancer, and Fabienne Fiesel, Ph.D., a neurosciences […]

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Tags: #Parkinson's disease, breast cancer, colon cancer, Dr. Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, Gertsner Family Career Development Awards, hereditary cancer, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, ovarian cancer, Pancreatic Cancer


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