Precision Medicine

June 17, 2019

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

By 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

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

By 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


June 3, 2019

Identifying hereditary cancer risk: genetic testing can lead to better screening, earlier treatment

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Do you have family members who have been diagnosed with gastrointestinal, breast or ovarian cancer? According to a recent Mayo Clinic study, nearly 5% to 10% of these cancers can be hereditary. That’s why it is important to share your family medical history with your physician, who can determine if you and your family members […]

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Tags: #cancer risk, #Center for Individualized Mediicine, #gastrointestinal cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, Dr. Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, Genetic Testing, genomics, hereditary cancer, lynch syndrome, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


May 29, 2019

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

By 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


May 23, 2019

After nearly three decades of testing, genome-sequencing brings answers for Arizona family

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Lynn Closway At age 27, Kyle Christy has defied the odds. He was born with seemingly insurmountable medical challenges that caused his parents, Debra and Todd, to fear what their beloved first-born son’s life would be like. When their second son was born, just 19 months later, Debra and Todd immediately noticed the […]

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Tags: #Dr. Radhika Dhamija, Genetic Testing, genomics, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, whole exome sequencing


May 15, 2019

One year in, All of Us Research Program makes strides in diverse health research

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

For far too long, biomedical research has been based on a small subset of the United States population, leading to prevention and treatment methods that are often one-size-fits-all. To address this issue, the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program is working to build a cohort of one million or more participant partners […]

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Tags: All of Us Research Program, Dr. Mine Cicek, Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, National Institutes of Health


May 7, 2019

Targeting bile duct cancer – meet Mitesh Borad, M.D.

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

The search for treatment targets for patients with bile duct cancer, also known as cholangiocarcinoma, has taken a 360 degree turn, offering new hope for patients. That’s according to Mitesh Borad, M.D., deputy director for Center for Individualized Medicine Biomarker Discovery Program at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus, Dr. Borad and his colleagues are using new […]

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Tags: #Dr. Mitesh Borad, #liver cancer, #targeted therapies, bile duct cancer, Biomarker Discovery Program, cholangiocarcinoma, fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitors, Genetic Testing, genomics, Liquid biopsy, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


April 23, 2019

Editorial: Why DNA sequencing is an effective tool for patient care

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

By Keith Stewart, M.B., CH.B. For the past 30 years, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with and help many patients. But over that time, I’ve also met people who did not respond to therapy or had significant side effects, while others had marvelous responses. Cases like these show a clear need for personalized medicine. […]

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Tags: #rare and undiagnosed diseases, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Keith Stewart, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, pharmacogenomics, undiagnosed disease


Rare, undiagnosed diseases are relatively common

April 16, 2019

Rare, undiagnosed diseases are relatively common

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

As many as 25 million Americans – about 1 in 13 people – suffer from a rare, undiagnosed condition.* April 29 has been designated Undiagnosed Disease Day to raise awareness that collectively, rare diseases are relatively common. People with a rare disease often spend years visiting different medical providers and clinics seeking answers to unexplained […]

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Tags: #Dr. Heidi Rehm, #genomic testing, #rare diseases, #Undiagnosed rare diseases, Bioinformatics, DNA Testing, Dr. Eric Klee, Human Genome Project, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


April 8, 2019

Genetic test solves mystery of family bleeding disorder

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

The Riggs family had a bleeding disorder that spanned three generations and affected the health of multiple family members. They never knew the cause of it, the long term risks associated with it, or the impact it may have on future generations — until a genetic test revealed the answer. Finding the clues to the […]

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