Items Tagged ‘biomarkers’

October 21, 2015

How Genomics Will Change the Way We Treat Cancer Patients

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

Dr. George Vasmatzis Brings Biomarker Discovery to New Audience at TEDxMinneapolis Everyone knows someone who has or has had cancer — including George Vasmatzis, Ph.D., co-director of the Biomarker Discovery Program at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. This experience led him eventually to the Mayo Clinic where today he searches for clues in […]

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Tags: biomarker, Biomarker Discovery Program, biomarkers, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. George Vasmatzis, TED talks, TEDxMinneapolis


July 29, 2015

Dr. George Vasmatzis Brings Biomarkers to New Audience in Talk at TEDxMinneapolis

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

TEDxMinneapolis is going to the brink. The independently organized TED event out of Minneapolis is hosting six speakers this Friday, July 31, who have faced head on radically new ideas, profound developments and significant dangers — all of which will change how we perceive our world in the near and long range future. One of […]

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Tags: biomarkers, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. George Vasmatzis, Precision Medicine, TED talks, TEDxMinneapolis


June 2, 2015

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

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

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


May 27, 2015

Mayo Clinic Bioservices Now Open to External Investigators

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

How does dietary sodium affect the stress-related change in heart rate? That is the question that John Eisenach, M.D., an anesthesiologist for Kaiser Permanente, asked as he started researching the effects of certain genetic alterations and how these changes influence heart and blood vessel function under controlled levels of sodium in the diet.  He needed […]

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Tags: Biobank, biomarkers, Biorepositories, center for individualized medicine, genomic medicine, Precision Medicine


February 18, 2015

Biobanking and Precision Medicine

By Center for Individualized Medicine Center for Individualized Medicine

    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 Center for Individualized Medicine

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 Center for Individualized Medicine

    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 Center for Individualized Medicine

    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 Center for Individualized Medicine

    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 Center for Individualized Medicine

    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


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