Aug 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 [...]
Genomics and computer science intersect to improve patient care
Aug 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 [...]
Shaping the landscape of cancer care with precision therapies
Aug 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 providing a way [...]
An Artificial Intelligence Tool to Improve Pancreatic Cancer Outcomes
Aug 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 [...]
Meet Mukesh Pandey, Ph.D. - developing a new drug to detect prostate cancer in its earliest stages
Jul 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 [...]
Community voices guide use of biobank samples in research
Jul 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 [...]
Antoni Ribas, M.D., Ph.D. - leading melanoma researcher to speak at #CIMCON19
Jul 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 about [...]
From ancestry to health traits - how do I know if genetic testing may be right for me?
Jul 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 [...]
Targeting therapy to each patient's unique cancer
Jul 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 [...]
Kentucky community hospital develops precision medicine program with help from Mayo Clinic
Jul 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 [...]
Mayo experts provide insights into how genes affect medication response
Jun 28, 2019

Can BioBanks Help Close Gaps in Health Outcomes?

By Barbara J. Toman @barbaratoman
By definition, personalized medicine requires diversity. One-size-fits-all doesn't work for every individual, especially members of groups that are medically underserved. In collaboration with Arizona State University and Mountain Park Health Center (MPHC) in Phoenix, Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine has created a biobank to enhance the diversity of Mayo's medical research. Sangre [...]
Can BioBanks Help Close Gaps in Health Outcomes?
Jun 24, 2019

Medicine and Artificial Intelligence: Ethical Tensions

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
While artificial intelligence is already transforming health care by improving diagnostic accuracy and speeding the analysis of biological and genomics data to better understand disease, there are many ethical issues that should be considered. This was the message that Mayo Clinic bioethicist Richard Sharp, Ph.D., shared with attendees at the [...]
Medicine and Artificial Intelligence: Ethical Tensions
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