Research

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 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


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 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


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 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


June 4, 2018

Banking on Improved Health

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Barbara Toman Just as money in the bank boosts your financial well-being, biobanks have the power to impact your health. Think of biobank samples as assets that researchers can draw upon to improve disease treatments. One such withdrawal from the Mayo Clinic Biobank yielded a key breakthrough in diabetes research. Adrian Vella, M.D., […]

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Tags: #All of Us Research Program biobank, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, All of Us Research Program, Diabetes research, Dr. Adrian Vella, Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, Genomic Research, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, medical research


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