Items Tagged ‘biomarker’

September 21, 2015

How Is Individualized Medicine Working? Let Us Count the Ways.

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

That’s just what Mayo Clinic Vice President Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., did this morning in his opening keynote at the 4th annual Individualizing Medicine Conference. The core of his talk highlighted five areas in which the knowledge and know-how from the human genome will be most impactful in patient care, not just at Mayo Clinic, but anywhere […]

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Tags: biomarker, center for individualized medicine, Gianrico Farrugia, Individualized Medicine Conference 2015, microbiome, noninvasive prenatal testing, pharmacogenomics


September 11, 2015

Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., to Offer His Vision of Individualized Medicine in Conference Opening Address

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

An old friend is returning to Rochester, Minn., site of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine’s fourth annual conference on genomic medicine. Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., the former director of the center, and now vice president of Mayo Clinic and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida, will return to his roots in southeast Minnesota to […]

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Tags: biomarker, center for individualized medicine, Epigenomics, genomics, Gianrico Farrugia, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Conference 2015, microbiome, personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics, Precision Medicine


June 2, 2015

Biomarker Discovery Program Develops New Test to Differentiate Multiple Primary Tumors from Metastasis in Lung Cancer Patients

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Biomarkers are molecular substances in the body that can be used to indicate health or disease. These biomarkers can be found in tissue, blood, urine and other body fluids. Prostate and ovarian cancers are two examples of how the use of biomarkers can lead to individualized diagnosis and treatment. A third example is lung cancer. […]

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Tags: biomarker, biomarkers, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Genome Sequencing, George Vasmatzis


February 18, 2015

Biobanking and Precision Medicine

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

    Mayo Clinic is excited about the national focus on individualized medicine and what the future holds. More than half ($130 million) of the total $215 million budget request, put forth by President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative, is for a national biobanking initiative that draws on existing collections across the country. Mayo Clinic has among […]

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Tags: biomarker, biomarkers, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genome, genome science, Genome Sequencing


January 22, 2015

The President’s Precision Medicine Plan & How it Might Help You

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

Article Originally Written for The Washington Post By Lenny Bernstein   In his hour-long State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama spent a few seconds announcing a “Precision Medicine Initiative,” but did little to explain what he has in mind. Background materials distributed by the White House show that Obama wants to invest […]

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Tags: Bioethics, biomarker, biomarkers, center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics, genome


Next Generation Sequencing Targeted RAS/RAF Gene Panel

January 15, 2015

Next Generation Sequencing Targeted RAS/RAF Gene Panel

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

    Mayo Clinic has now developed, through utilizing next generation sequencing, a multi-gene panel to evaluate for somatic mutations within the BRAF, HRAS, NRAS, and KRAS genes associated with cancer. This test can be ordered to identify tumors that may respond to targeted therapies by assessing multiple gene targets simultaneously, mutations that may help determine prognosis for […]

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Tags: Bioethics, biomarker, biomarkers, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics


January 14, 2015

Pharmacogenomics: Genomics and Drug Response

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

    Speaking at the Individualizing Medicine Conference 2014, Richard Weinshilboum, M.D. gives insight into how Pharmacogenomics is shaping health care to offer the right drug, to the right patient at the right time. Dr. Weinshilboum joined the staff of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., in 1972 after earning his M.D. degree at the University of […]

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Tags: Biobank, biomarker, biomarkers, center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics, genome


How Individualizing Breast Cancer Improved This Patient's Care

January 1, 2015

How Individualizing Breast Cancer Improved This Patient’s Care

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

    Holly Boehle continues to reflect on the little things that make a difference in her care — the differentiators that brought her to Mayo Clinic and continue to give her hope today. Boehle of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was diagnosed with breast cancer nearly two years ago. Subsequently, she learned of Mayo Clinic’s care […]

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Tags: BEAUTY, Beauty Study, Bioethics, biomarker, biomarkers, center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic


December 23, 2014

Don’t Change Breast Cancer Guidelines on Flawed Research

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

    Clinical recommendations discouraging the use of CYP2D6 gene testing to guide tamoxifen therapy in breast cancer patients are based on studies with flawed methodology and should be reconsidered, according to the results of a Mayo Clinic study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. For years, controversy has surrounded the CYP2D6 […]

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Tags: biomarker, biomarkers, cancer, center for individualized medicine, CYP2D6, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genome science, Genome Sequencing


Staying One Step Ahead of Cancer

December 18, 2014

Staying One Step Ahead of Cancer

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

    Four researchers at Mayo Clinic combined their talents to spur a “bedside to bench” movement that takes the issues they face in the clinic back to the laboratory in the hopes of discovering biomarkers to help specific patients facing difficult medical problems. George Vasmatzis, Ph.D., co-director of Mayo Clinic’s Biomarker Discovery Program in […]

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Tags: Andrew Feldman, biomarker, biomarkers, center for individualized medicine, Dennis Wigle, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics


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