Items Tagged ‘cancer’

November 7th, 2017

Twenty-first century precision medicine cancer care

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

As genomic sequencing has become faster and less expensive, physicians have used this new technology to guide and manage care for patients with cancer. Genomic testing, also known as genomic profiling, was initially used for patients with advanced cancer when standard therapy failed. The goal of the testing was to identify unique genetic characteristics of […]

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Tags: #cancer treatment, #Dr. Mitesh Borad, #genetic panel tests, #Genomic profiling, #targeted therapies, #tissue biopsy, #tumor sequencing, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Patricia LoRusso, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


October 10th, 2017

#CIMCon 17 is underway

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

“Genomic medicine is already part of mainstream medical care,” says  A. Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., in his opening remarks at the sixth Individualizing Medicine 2017: Advancing Care Through Genomics, a conference hosted by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. Dr. Stewart, the Carlson and Nelson director of the Center for Individualized Medicine, kicked off the conference yesterday […]

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Tags: #cell-free DNA testing, #CIMCon17, #Dr. David Ledbetter, #Geisinger Health System, #genomic testing, #Individualizing Medicine Conference 2017, #liquid biopsies, #MyCode Community Health Initiative, #rare diseases, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Keith Stewart


October 5th, 2017

#CIMCon17: learn from experts moving genomic discoveries into patient care

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Mayo Clinic is a leader in moving important advancements in precision medicine from the laboratory into patient care, offering hope and healing. The Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care Through Genomics gives medical providers and scientists the opportunity to learn firsthand the newest ways genomic medicine is improving care for patients. The Mayo Clinic Center for […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Consumer genomics, #Dr. David Ledbetter, #Dr. David Relman, #Dr. Judy Cho, #Dr. Rachel Tyndale, #Dr. Rob Knight, #Dr. Robert Green, #Dr. Stephanie Devaney, #Dr. William Gahl, #genomic testing, #Home DNA tests


October 3rd, 2017

Liquid biopsies: detecting and treating cancer sooner

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

What if a blood test could discover cancer before a tumor first appears or before the first signs of cancer recurrence are seen by a radiology study? In fact, these types of blood tests, often called liquid biopsies, are already changing clinical care for patients with cancer. Researchers and physicians in Mayo Clinic Center for […]

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Tags: #blood tests, #cancer treatment, #cell-free DNA testing, #CIMCon17, #circulating tumor cells, #Dr. Minetta Liu, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #liquid biopsies, Advanced Cancer, breast cancer, cancer, cancer screening


September 27th, 2017

A genetic approach to cancer treatment

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Kristin Clift The medical community has historically defined and treated cancer based on where it is found in the body, such as the breast, lung or colon. So what has changed?  The FDA has recently started to approve treatments based on the genetic makeup of cancer rather than where the cancer is located. […]

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Tags: #cancer treatment, #CIMCon17, #DNA analysis, #Genetic Epidemiology and Risk Assessment Program, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #targeted therapies, Advanced Cancer, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Alexander Parker, Genetic Testing


September 19th, 2017

How does a genomic tumor board impact patient care?

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

The outcomes from a Mayo Clinic study published in Oncotarget found value in having an established genomic tumor board, and using genomics for certain patients. The experience of the Genomic Tumor Board has promoted an evolution in the practice according to Alan Bryce, M.D., a Mayo Clinic oncologist, and co-first author on the study. “There […]

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Tags: #cancer treatment, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Jan Egan, #genetic testing fees, #Genomic analysis, #Genomic Tumor Board, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #targeted therapies, Advanced Cancer, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alan Bryce


September 14th, 2017

Q and A: How has genomics led to precision cancer care?

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

How has cancer care changed with advances in genomic medicine? For example, for patients diagnosed with melanoma today, will their treatment options be different than those that were available 10 or 15 years ago? These are some of the questions we posed to  Aleksandar Sekulic, M.D., Ph.D., associate director, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, […]

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Tags: #cancer treatment, #Genomic analysis, #pharmacogenomics testing, #targeted therapies, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic, Genetic Testing, genomics, mayo clinic, medical research, Melanoma


May 30th, 2017

IMPRESS study: maximizing immunotherapy with precision biomarkers to fight cancer

By susanbuckles susanbuckles

Mayo Clinic researchers are doing a deep dive at the molecular level to maximize the potential of immunotherapy to fight cancer. Immunotherapy — using your body’s immune system to identify and attack cancer cells — is a promising treatment for many types of cancer. But it’s expensive, associated with potential side effects, and doesn’t work […]

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Tags: #Dr. Aaron Mansfield, #Dr. Minetta Liu, #Dr. Richard Joseph, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alan Bryce, Dr. George Vasmatzis, Dr. Haidong Dong, Dr. Roxana Dronca, Dr. Svetomir Markovic, immunotherapy, mayo clinic


May 17th, 2017

A chain reaction: benefactor support for early career investigators leads to new discovery to fight breast cancer

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

New perspectives lead to new, groundbreaking discoveries. That’s why Mayo Clinic and the Center for Individualized Medicine support young investigators and the fresh thinking they bring to research. The Gerstner Family Foundation supports young investigators Thanks to the Gerstner Family Foundation’s support, Betty Y.S. Kim, M.D., Ph.D., a neurosurgeon and neuroscientist at Mayo Clinic’s Florida […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Betty Kim, #Gerstner Family Career Development Award, #nanoparticles, #Nature Nanotechnology, breast cancer, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Gerstner Family Foundation, mayo clinic, medical research


May 12th, 2017

Mayo Clinic launches first-in-world mate-pair sequencing test

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Many families are on a medical journey to find answers to a loved one’s undiagnosed disease. This can be painfully frustrating, expensive, and time-consuming. Now, a new test from Mayo Clinic hopes to help patients who may be at a diagnostic “dead end” with other genetic testing. The first-in-the-world mate-pair sequencing test identifies chromosome alterations […]

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Tags: #chromosome, #congenital, #developmental, #DNA sequencing tests, #Dr. George Vasmatizis, #Dr. Nicole Lynn Hoppman, #genomic tests, #laboratory tests, #leukemia, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA


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