Items Tagged ‘breast cancer’

April 24, 2014

Staggering Disparity in Breast Cancer Diagnosis: How 100 Miles Make the Difference

By Center for Individualized Medicine Center for Individualized Medicine (@samuelsmith5209)

Article Originally Found at Huffington Post (Re-Posted with Author’s Permission) Meet Jan and Cindy — two women who are similar in several ways. Both are mothers, wives, dutiful and health-conscious patients. Each had a mother with breast cancer; each never missed their yearly mammography screening and, like 40 percent of women, each has dense breast tissue. Diagnosed with invasive […]

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Tags: Are YouDense, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genome, genome science, Genome Sequencing, genomic medicine, genomics

January 21, 2014

Genomics Opens Door for New Application of Breast Cancer Drug for Bladder Cancer Patients

By Mystery User

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found amplification of the gene HER2, a known driver of some breast cancers, in a type of bladder cancer called micropapillary urothelial carcinoma (MPUC) and have shown that it’s presence is associated with particularly aggressive tumors. These findings suggest that administering trastuzumab to MPUC patients with HER2 amplification could improve outcomes, […]

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Tags: biomarker, Biomarker Discovery Program, biomarkers, Bladder Cancer, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genome science, genomic medicine, genomics

October 15, 2013

From Twitter To Practice

By AJ Montpetit AJ Montpetit (@ajmontpetit)

  Today’s Twitter Chat with Dr. Richard Besser from ABC on the topic of Breast Cancer touched on the need for mammogram testing and the need for patient education. The discussion also took a turn to BRCA testing, as well as genetic testing. One area that the Center for Individualized Medicine focuses on is understanding why […]

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Tags: ABC, beauty project, breast cancer, Breast Cancer Genome-Guided Therapy, center for individualized medicine, chat, chemotherapy, Dr. Richard Besser, Genomic Sequencing, neoadjuvant therapy, personalized care, personalized medicine

October 3, 2013

#CIMCon2013 Rundown

By AJ Montpetit AJ Montpetit (@ajmontpetit)

  “Individualized Medicine is no longer the stuff of science fiction.” —Richard Weinshilboum, M.D., Pharmacogenomic Program director and conference co-director This quote from pioneering , Richard Weinshilboum, M.D., set the tone for Individualizing Medicine 2013: From Promise to Practice. With more than 750 physicians, researchers, scientists, medical staff, genetic counselors and others gathering in Rochester to exchange ideas, it’s […]

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Tags: Bioethics, breast cancer, c. difficile, cancer, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, DNA, exome, fecal transplant, gene sequencing, genetic

August 23, 2013

Breast Cancer: BRCA Test Not the Final Arbiter

By AJ Montpetit AJ Montpetit (@ajmontpetit)

The BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes have become the most well-known breast cancer genes to be tested for due to recent celebrity buzz as well as Supreme Court ruling on the patents on the genes themselves. While getting tested for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 reveals the possibility for a woman to contracting breast cancer, the mutations […]

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Tags: brca, BRCA1, BRCA2, breast cancer, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Fergus Couch, Fergus J. Couch, gene sequencing, Genetics, individualized medicine, mayo clinic

August 6, 2013

Promising Markers Discovered for Preventative Breast Cancer Therapy

By Center for Individualized Medicine Center for Individualized Medicine (@samuelsmith5209)

  Collaboration is a key area of proven scientific discovery at Mayo Clinic, and with an international research team led by investigators from the Center for Individualized Medicine and the National Institute of Health’s Pharmacogenomics Research Network, this team has identified specific single-nucleotide polymorhisms (SNPs) in and near the ZNF423 and CTSO genes that show […]

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Tags: BRCA1, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, estrogen, genes, genetic therapy, Genetics, mayo clinic, national institute of health, pharmacogenomics, preventative therapy, snp

July 30, 2013

The BEAUTY Project

By Center for Individualized Medicine Center for Individualized Medicine (@samuelsmith5209)

  The Breast Cancer Genome-Guided Therapy (BEAUTY) study is designed to help researchers better understand why standard chemotherapy eradicates breast cancer in some women but fails in others. The long-term goal is to enable individualized treatment for each woman with breast cancer by using the genetic information found in blood samples and tumor biopsies to […]

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Tags: BEAUTY, beauty project, breast cancer, cancer, exome, genome, genomics, Judy Boughey, Matthew Goetz, sequencing, the beauty project, whole exome

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