Nov 16, 2017

A Wish Realized: Genetic testing solves a family medical mystery

By susanbuckles @susanbuckles
By Susan Buckles and Colin Fly Amid baby babble, Jordyn LaMont’s eyes grow wide with excitement as she spots her father, Brandon, bursts into a wide smile and playfully raises her toes to his face. “She’s full of personality,” says her mother, Stacey. “She’s proof that miracles do happen.” Jordyn [...]
A Wish Realized: Genetic testing solves a family medical mystery
Nov 14, 2017

An individualized approach to preventing nausea after surgery

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
After surgery, most patients are eager to recover and get back to their normal routine. But, for nearly one-third of patients, anesthesia drugs make them sick to their stomach and they start vomiting. This is what physicians call post-operative nausea and vomiting. It can be an uncomfortable side effect from [...]
An individualized approach to preventing nausea after surgery
Nov 7, 2017

Twenty-first century precision medicine cancer care

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
As genomic sequencing has become faster and less expensive, physicians have used this new technology to guide and manage care for patients with cancer. Genomic testing, also known as genomic profiling, was initially used for patients with advanced cancer when standard therapy failed. The goal of the testing was to [...]
Twenty-first century precision medicine cancer care
Nov 2, 2017

Mayo Clinic researchers find genetic pathways to individualized treatment for advanced prostate cancer

By susanbuckles @susanbuckles
Researchers at Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have uncovered genetic clues to why tumors resist a specific therapy used for treating advanced prostate cancer. This discovery can guide health care providers to individualized treatments for castration-resistant prostate cancer, a deadly disease that does not respond to standard hormone therapy. [...]
Mayo Clinic researchers find genetic pathways to individualized treatment for advanced prostate cancer
Oct 27, 2017

Searching for a genetic contributor to degenerative disk disease

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Most people suffer from some type of back pain during their lifetime. That’s because there are many joints in the back that can degenerate over time. In many cases, back pain can be relieved without surgery. Ice packs, heat packs, physical therapy or injections can offer relief. However, for those [...]
Searching for a genetic contributor to degenerative disk disease
Oct 17, 2017

Karter’s journey of hope

By susanbuckles @susanbuckles
Karter Malcomson’s cherubic face, inquisitive eyes and wide smile are magnetic. Behind them is a two- year-old boy with a rare disease that’s generated more medical mysteries in his short life than many face in an entire lifetime.  His circuitous journey to a diagnosis took his case before the Functional [...]
Karter’s journey of hope
Oct 11, 2017

#CIMCon17 – precision medicine for smoking cessation, rare diseases and cancer screening

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Ever wonder why some people can quit smoking while others try repeatedly without success?  The answer may be related to your genetic makeup. Studies have shown that 70 percent of smokers want to quit, but only three percent are successful each year. That’s according to Rachel Tyndale, Ph.D., professor of [...]
#CIMCon17 – precision medicine for smoking cessation, rare diseases and cancer screening
Oct 10, 2017

#CIMCon17 day two explores how precision medicine can improve population health

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Sharing cutting-edge research, clinical practice insights and networking continued at the second day of Individualizing Medicine 2017: Advancing Care Through Genomics, a conference hosted by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. Empirical data critical to advancing genomic medicine Robert Green, M.D., started the morning sessions by acknowledging that [...]
#CIMCon17 day two explores how precision medicine can improve population health
Oct 10, 2017

#CIMCon17 continues with the microbiome and more

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Our microbiome – the community of trillions of bacteria in and on our bodies – and how they impact our health and disease was the focus of discussion at yesterday’s  afternoon’s plenary sessions at Individualizing Medicine 2017: Advancing Care Through Genomics, a conference sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized [...]
#CIMCon17 continues with the microbiome and more
Oct 10, 2017

#CIMCon 17 is underway

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
“Genomic medicine is already part of mainstream medical care,” says  A. Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., in his opening remarks at the sixth Individualizing Medicine 2017: Advancing Care Through Genomics, a conference hosted by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. Dr. Stewart, the Carlson and Nelson director of the Center for Individualized Medicine, [...]
#CIMCon 17 is underway
Oct 5, 2017

#CIMCon17: learn from experts moving genomic discoveries into patient care

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Mayo Clinic is a leader in moving important advancements in precision medicine from the laboratory into patient care, offering hope and healing. The Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care Through Genomics gives medical providers and scientists the opportunity to learn firsthand the newest ways genomic medicine is improving care for patients. [...]
#CIMCon17: learn from experts moving genomic discoveries into patient care
Oct 3, 2017

Liquid biopsies: detecting and treating cancer sooner

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
What if a blood test could discover cancer before a tumor first appears or before the first signs of cancer recurrence are seen by a radiology study? In fact, these types of blood tests, often called liquid biopsies, are already changing clinical care for patients with cancer. Researchers and physicians [...]
Liquid biopsies: detecting and treating cancer sooner
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