Precision Medicine

August 20, 2019

Genomics and computer science intersect to improve patient care

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Computational genomics is a field that brings high-performance computing resources to drive precision medicine research toward new discoveries. However, when over 50 Mayo Clinic physicians, researchers and students gathered in June to participate in the Computational Genomics Course, the emphasis was on the needs of the patient. The annual week-long intensive course is sponsored by […]

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Tags: #CIMCon19, #computational genomics, #Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare, #Michael Kalmbach, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Justin Nguyen, Dr. Nidhi Jalan Sakrikar, Dr. Timothy Curry, mayo clinic, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


August 15, 2019

Shaping the landscape of cancer care with precision therapies

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Sara Damore Jeffrey Tyner, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology at Oregon Health & Science University, will join several precision cancer care leaders from across the country at the annual Individualizing Medicine Conference. Dr. Tyner will present “Precision Therapy through Functional Genomics in Hematologic Malignancies.” Dr. Tyner’s research […]

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Tags: #acute myeloid leukemia, #CIMCon19, #Dr. Jeffrey Tyner, #Functional Genomics, #targeted therapies, blood cancers, center for individualized medicine, genomics, hematolgic malignancies, Individualizing Medicine Conference 2019, mayo clinic, Oregon Health and Science University


August 13, 2019

An Artificial Intelligence Tool to Improve Pancreatic Cancer Outcomes

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Barbara Toman Only 9% of people with pancreatic cancer live for five years after diagnosis. “That is an abysmally low number, probably the worst in human cancers,” says Michael Wallace, M.D., a digestive disease specialist at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida. “We want to get that rate substantially higher.” Artificial intelligence is […]

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Tags: #algorithm, #Artificial Intelligence, #Champions for Hope, #digestive diseases, #Dr. Michael Wallace, #Florida Cancer Coalition, #National Comprehensive Cancer Network, #University of Central Florida, cancer screening, center for individualized medicine, Florida Pancreas Cancer Coalition, Genetic Testing


August 6, 2019

Meet Mukesh Pandey, Ph.D. – developing a new drug to detect prostate cancer in its earliest stages

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

With a background in organic chemistry, Mukesh Pandey, Ph.D., initially planned to work in the pharmaceutical industry developing medications. But after completing a post-doctoral research fellowship in radiology at Harvard Medical School, he chose to focus his skills on improving imaging technologies to better detect the first signs of disease. Now he is part of […]

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Tags: #Center for Individualized Mediicine, #GA-68 radiotracer, biomarker, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Biomarker Discovery Program, molecular imaging


July 30, 2019

Community voices guide use of biobank samples in research

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Caitlin Doran Mayo Clinic supports biobanks — large collections of patient biological samples—near each of its three campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, with the goal of advancing research to broaden the understanding of health and disease. Paired with each biobank, Mayo fields a community advisory board (CAB), whose members are recruited from […]

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Tags: #Arizona State University, #Bioethics at the Cinema, #Center for Individualized Medicine Bioethics Program, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, #Mountain Park Health Center, #Rochester Public Library, #Sangre Por Salud Biobank, Barry Hall, Bioethics, center for individualized medicine, Community Advisory Boards, community outreach


July 25, 2019

Antoni Ribas, M.D., Ph.D. – leading melanoma researcher to speak at #CIMCON19

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Sara Damore Melanoma is an aggressive skin cancer caused by extensive sun exposure and the fifth most common cancer in the U.S. If detected and treated early, the survival rates for melanoma are high (98%). However, once the cancer spreads to other areas of the body, survival rates for malignant melanoma drop dramatically […]

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Tags: #CIMCon19, #skin cancer, BRAF gene, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Antoni Ribas, geenetics, genomics, Herpes virus, immunotherapy, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, Melanoma


July 23, 2019

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

By 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 18, 2019

Targeting therapy to each patient’s unique cancer

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Sara Damore As DNA sequencing technology helps bring genetic factors driving disease into focus, researchers have developed new cancer therapies to target a patient’s unique cancer, especially for those who do not respond to standard therapy. Funda Meric-Bernstam, M.D., a physician-scientist at MD Anderson Cancer Center will speak on Decision Support  for Precision […]

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Tags: #CIMCon19, #Mayo Cllinic, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alan Bryce, Dr. Funda Meric-Bernstam, Genetic Sequencing, Genetic Testing, Individualizing Medicine Conference 2019, lymphoma, MD Anderson, Melanoma


July 16, 2019

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

By 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


July 9, 2019

Mayo experts provide insights into how genes affect medication response

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Pharmacogenomics – how a person’s genes affect medication response – is touching virtually every area of medical care.  Findings from the Mayo Clinic RIGHT study (Right Drug, Right Dose, Right Time–Using Genomic Data to Individualize Treatment) showed that 99% of participants had at least one genetic variant that may affect their response to medications.    […]

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Tags: #addiction, #anti-seizure medication, #Center for Individualized Mediicine, #Dr. Lauren Cornell, #Dr. Sanjay Bagaria, #Dr. William Freeman, #Dr. William Palmer, #drug-gene interactions, #epilepsy, #estrogen receptor positive breast cancer, #medical education, #neurological diseases


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