Items Tagged ‘cancer’

September 27, 2017

A genetic approach to cancer treatment

By Sharon Rosen 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 19, 2017

How does a genomic tumor board impact patient care?

By Colette Gallagher 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 14, 2017

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

By Sharon Rosen 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 30, 2017

IMPRESS study: maximizing immunotherapy with precision biomarkers to fight cancer

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@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 17, 2017

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

By Sharon Rosen 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 12, 2017

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

By Sharon Rosen 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


April 4, 2017

Mayo Clinic researchers identify interaction among proteins that cause cancer cells to metastasize

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

By Colette Gallagher Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified an interaction among proteins that allows cancer cells to grow and metastasize. The study published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is significant in playing a role in developing a better understanding of how tumors grow in a variety of malignancies, including breast, […]

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Tags: #cancer metastases, #cancer risk, #Dr. Alexander Meves, #Dr. Ginrico Farrugia, #Dr. Tamas Ordog, #Dr. Vera Suman, #Gerstner Family Career Development Award, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. George Vasmatzis, mayo clinic, medical research


January 12, 2017

Understanding DNA Sequencing: how it may improve your health now and in the future

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Many people set improving health as one of their goals for the new year. If that’s you, you may be wondering if the latest advances in genetic testing could guide your health care decisions. Should you have your DNA sequenced? What can genetic testing tell you about your current and future health? It can be […]

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Tags: #DNA sequencing tests, #Dr. Brendan Lanpher, #Genetic diseases, #Genetic tests, #rare diseases, cancer, center for individualized medicine, mayo clinic, medical research


September 19, 2016

Towards Precision Medicine: Dr. Euan Ashley Shares His Vision for Advancing Individualized Patient Care

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

How can the rapid advances in DNA sequencing technologies and genomic discoveries that have occurred over the past decade be used to  improve patient care for a broader range of conditions and diseases? While many genetic causes for disease have been identified, can researchers adapt technologies and analytical methods to make even more discoveries that […]

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Tags: #CIMCon16, #clinical genomics, #CysticFibrosis, #Genetic diseases, #Genomics data, #MayoClinicCIM, #Stanford, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Euan Ashley, genomics


August 4, 2016

Mayo Researchers Identify Unique Breast Microbiome and Bacterial Differences Between Healthy and Cancerous Tissue

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Researchers in the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have been studying the community of bacteria, known as the microbiome, that live in many areas of our body for clues about how these bacteria help us stay healthy or cause disease. In fact, investigators have already discovered that when the microbiome is in balance, these […]

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Tags: #breast microbiome, #breast tissue, #Dr. Amy Degnim, #Dr. Tina Hieken, #News release, #Scientific Reports, bacteria, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicne, Dr. Nicholas Chia, mayo clinic, medical research


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