Jun 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, [...]
Considering a DNA test? Helpful tips before you take the plunge
Jun 10, 2019

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

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
William Bobo, M.D. 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 [...]
Meet William Bobo, M.D. - taking the guesswork out of finding the right depression therapy
Jun 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 [...]
Identifying hereditary cancer risk: genetic testing can lead to better screening, earlier treatment
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 [...]
Individualizing Medicine 2019 Conference - practical precision cancer care approaches for your patients
May 23, 2019

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

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Article by Lynn Closway Debra, Kyle and Todd Christy 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, [...]
After nearly three decades of testing, genome-sequencing brings answers for Arizona family
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 [...]
One year in, All of Us Research Program makes strides in diverse health research
May 7, 2019

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

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Mitesh Borad, M.D. 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, [...]
Targeting bile duct cancer - meet Mitesh Borad, M.D.
Apr 30, 2019

Sudden Cardiac Death: Defining the Risk for Surviving Relatives

By Barbara J. Toman @barbaratoman
A young person's sudden death from cardiac arrest is doubly devastating. Just when family members are mourning the unexpected loss, they might also be wondering if the cause was inherited heart disease — and if they too are at risk. Often there's no easy answer. Unlike certain cancers with strong [...]
Sudden Cardiac Death: Defining the Risk for Surviving Relatives
Apr 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 [...]
Editorial:  Why DNA sequencing is an effective tool for patient care
Apr 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 [...]
Rare, undiagnosed diseases are relatively common
Apr 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. [...]
Apr 2, 2019

Purna Kashyap, M.B.B.S. - testing the bugs within to maintain health, detect and treat disease

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
The use of microbiome testing – which analyzes the trillions of bacteria in and on the body – is on the move. It’s going from the research lab into the clinic to help guide patient care. DNA testing technologies have revolutionized researchers’ ability to identify individual bacterial strains driving disease. [...]
Purna Kashyap, M.B.B.S. - testing the bugs within to maintain health, detect and treat disease
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