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November 14, 2019

Genetic counselors offer a human experience, guidance for patients

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

On Thursday, November 14, we celebrated Genetic Counselor Awareness Day to recognize the important role genetic counselors play in educating patients, physicians and the community on the continually advancing field of genetic testing. “Mayo Clinic genetic counselors are those members of the health care team who are specially trained to guide patients through the testing […]

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Tags: #genetic disorders, #hereditary diseases, #Mayo Clinic Department of Clinical Genomics, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Counselor Awareness Day, Genetic Counselors, Genetic Testing, genomics, Jessica Tarnowski, Joan Steyermark, mayo clinic, preemptive genetic testing


November 4, 2019

Preparing the workforce of the future: students work side-by-side with Mayo researchers and physicians

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

This past summer, Monika Kizerwetter arrived on Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minnesota, and Hsuan-Yu (Taylor) Chen came to Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus – each ready to work alongside leading medical researchers. But their experience extended far beyond the laboratory. They each saw firsthand how teams of researchers and physicians collaborate to fuel discoveries that […]

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Tags: #Carolyn Rohrer Vitek, #Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance for Technology-based Healthcare, #Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, #Parkinson's disease, Brandt Young Scholars Fund, Center for Individualized Medicine Biomarker Discovery, Center for Individualized Medicine Education Program, Hsuan-Yu (Taylor) Chen, immunotherapy, mayo clinic, Monika Kizerwetter, neurodegenerative disorders


October 21, 2019

What men need to know about breast cancer risk

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

Male breast cancer is a rare disease, comprising 1% of all breast cancers, but the number of men diagnosed is on the rise. “And there is an increasing appreciation of differences in the tumor biology of female breast cancer versus male breast cancer,” says Siddhartha Yadav, M.D., co-author of a Mayo Clinic study published in […]

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Tags: Genetic Testing, genomics, hereditary breast cancer, hereditary cancer, Male breast cancer, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Sarah Kroc, Siddhartha Yadav


September 25, 2019

The BEAUTY of it: award recognizes personalized medicine approach for breast cancer

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman

A Mayo Clinic research team supported by the Center for Individualized Medicine is making significant breakthroughs — and gaining recognition for them. The Breast Cancer Genome-Guided Therapy (BEAUTY) project has received the 2019 Mayo Clinic Team Science Award, given for interdisciplinary work that substantially advances Mayo’s research. The award cites BEAUTY’s discoveries about breast tumor […]

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Tags: #targeted therapies, BEAUTY trial, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, chemotherapy, chemotherapy-resistant breast cancer, Dr. Judy Boughey, Dr. Liewei Wang, Dr. Matthew Goetz, Genetics, genomics, individualized medicine


September 11, 2019

Improving genomic data analysis – from soybeans to humans

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

Article by Colette Gallagher and Amy Clay-Moore When Daniel Wickland, Ph.D., was a predoctoral student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he first worked to improve genomic data analysis for soybeans. But soon he shifted his focus, bringing his computer programming and informatics skills to work with Mayo Clinic and Illinois researchers to better […]

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Tags: #Dr. Daniel Wickland, #Dr. Keith Knutson, #Dr. Liudmila Mainzer, #Dr. Matthew Hudson, #Dr. Yan Asmann, Alzheimer’s disease, Bioinformatics, center for individualized medicine, crop science, Genomic Sequencing, genomics, immunology


August 29, 2019

Gerstner awards boost research into rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman

Creating tools to identify optimal treatments for rheumatoid arthritis and breast cancer are focuses of the 2019 Gerstner Family Career Development Awards. This year’s awardees are Elena Myasoedova, M.D., Ph.D., a rheumatologist at Mayo Clinic’s Minnesota campus and Bhavika Patel, M.D., a radiologist at Mayo’s Arizona campus. Both researchers seek to apply data centric approaches […]

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Tags: #Artificial Intelligence, #personalized therapies, biomarkers, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, circulating tumor DNA, Dr. Bhavika Patel, Dr. Elena Myasoedova, Genetics, genomics, Gerstner Family Career Development Awards, mayo clinic


August 27, 2019

Meet Margot Cousin, Ph.D.: Genetic detective, researcher, member of the A-team

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

When a young boy arrived at Mayo Clinic after repeatedly experiencing infections that caused a fever and a rapid loss of liver function, clinicians turned to genetic testing to find the cause of the illness. Margot Cousin, Ph.D., a translational genomics researcher in the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Translational Omics Program was among […]

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Tags: #liver cancer, acute liver failure, American Association for the Study oF Liver Disease, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Eric Klee, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Dr. Margot Cousin, Genetic Testing, genomics, Genomics Odyssey Board, individualized medicine, Liver disease


August 15, 2019

Shaping the landscape of cancer care with precision therapies

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

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 Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. 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 and a researcher within the Center for Individualized Medicine at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida. “We want to get that rate […]

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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


July 25, 2019

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

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

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


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