Items Tagged ‘breast cancer’

April 20, 2017

Developing new tests to find and defeat cancer at its earliest stages

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

By Susan Buckles Mammography and other screening tools have made great strides in finding cancer early, when it is most likely to be successfully treated. However, some early-stage cancers are missed by conventional screening and are only detected when symptoms occur. Mayo Clinic and other research institutions are wondering: could a blood test complement current […]

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Tags: #blood test, #Dr. Celine Vachon, #Dr. Fergus Couch, #Dr. Minetta Liu, #GRAIL, #medical resesarch, #screening test, #STRIVE, #Sutter Health, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, mayo clinic


March 15, 2017

Mayo breast cancer study provides critical information on tumor sequencing and response to chemotherapy

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Article by Colette Gallagher, Public Affairs Mayo Clinic researchers reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute the results of the Breast Cancer Genome-Guided Therapy (BEAUTY) study designed to help researchers and physicians better understand why current standard chemotherapy stops breast cancer in some women but fails in others. Tumor sequencing is increasingly used to select […]

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Tags: #Breast Cancer Genome-Guided Therapy study, #DNA sequencing tests, #Journal of the National Cancer Institute, #tumor sequencing, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, chemotherapy, Dr. Judy Boughey, Dr. Matthew Goetz, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, medical research


August 11, 2016

Gerstner Family Career Development Awards Support Future Leaders in Precision Medicine Research

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

At the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, our mission is to discover and integrate the latest in genomic, molecular and clinical sciences into personalized care for patients. We ensure that this mission will be carried forward by future researchers by supporting young investigators, who bring new ideas and skills to this critical effort. The […]

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Tags: #Dr. Alexander Meves, #Dr. Nadine Norton, #Gerstner Family Career Development Award, #HER2-positive breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Melissa Murray, Gerstner Family Foundation, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Melanoma


April 29, 2016

Mayo Clinic Honored for Research Advocacy

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

Whether it’s the RIGHT Protocol, the BEAUTY breast cancer trial, or the PROMOTE prostate cancer study, the Center for Individualized Medicine is actively engaged in biomedical research. In fact, improving patient care by turning genomic research into real-world personalized medicine applications, particularly new and better genomics-based diagnostic tests, is one of the fundamental goals here.  […]

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Tags: beauty project, Biomedical research, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Charles Mayo, Dr. William Mayo, Dr. William Worrall Mayo, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic research, PROMOTE, Prostate Cancer, Research!America


February 22, 2016

Precision Medicine, Part Two: Benefits of Mapping the Human Genome

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

This is part two of a three-part series on What Is Precision Medicine, another of the Center for Individualized Medicine’s attempt to explain and introduce precision medicine to an audience that may just be coming to the topic. Part one explored “From Double Helix to Health Care,” and part three, coming next week, will look […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Diana Bianchi, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Dr. Stephen Quake, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics, Precision Medicine


December 29, 2015

Delivering on the Promise of Precision Medicine: 2015 Year in Review

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

  2015 was the year of precision medicine. “Individualized medicine is already providing profound changes in how we treat patients,” said Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., the Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director of the Center for Individualized Medicine, as he opened the 2015 Individualizing Medicine Conference. “It is offering hope to people who had no hope, […]

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Tags: Biobank, biomarkers, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, diagnostic odyssey, Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic, Dr. J. Craig Venter, Dr. Keith Stewart, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Genome Sequencing, Gianrico Farrugia


November 9, 2015

Case for ‘Liquid Biopsy’ to Track Patient’s Cancer Building One Study at a Time

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

Circulating tumor DNA in blood could inform physicians on best treatments for individual patients A new study published last week of patients with breast cancer adds to the growing evidence that detecting cancer DNA circulating in the blood can guide patient treatment. A team of researchers, including scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), has […]

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Tags: breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA, Dr. Keith Stewart, Dr. Muhammed Martaza, individualized medicine, Liquid biopsy, Precision Medicine


October 26, 2015

Tailoring Treatment, One Cancer Patient at a Time

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

This post was originally published last week on Footnote, a website that brings academic research and ideas to a broader audience, as part of a three-part series on how precision medicine is being used today to improve health care treatment for patients. The first article in the series, “Genomics Moves From The Lab To The […]

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Tags: BEAUTY, beauty project, BRCA1, BRCA2, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Judy Boughey, Dr. Matthew Goetz, Holly Boehle, individualized medicine, Precision Medicine


August 25, 2015

Cost-effective Addition to Mammography in Detecting Cancer in Dense Breast Tissue

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

One out of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some time in her life. In all, over 2.8 million women in the U.S. have a history of or are currently being treated for breast cancer. While deaths from breast cancer have been decreasing since 1989, over 40,000 women will die this […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast density, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Carrie Hruska, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine


August 4, 2015

Breast Cancer Research Funded One Hair Cut at a Time

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

Breast cancer touches everyone. One out of every eight women will be diagnosed at some time in her life with the disease. Every one of them is somebody’s mother, daughter, grandmother or niece. Every one of them has family and friends. In all, over 2.8 million women in the U.S. have a history of or […]

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Tags: BEAUTY, beauty project, breast cancer, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Clip for the Cure, Dr. Judy Boughey, Dr. Matthew Goetz, Regis Foundation, Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research


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