Items Tagged ‘CGC’

January 5, 2016

Watching Over Patients With Angelman Syndrome

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

The diagnostic odyssey of a patient with a rare disease has been described as making a journey through a maze, a journey of wrong turns, dead ends and false starts. Sometimes even a diagnosis provides no clear direction. As in the case of Stephanie Hays, whose son, Bo, was diagnosed by geneticists at Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Angelman syndrome, Angelman Syndrome Foundation, CGC, diagnostic odyssey, Dr. Ralitza Gavrilova, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, rare disease, Sarah Mets


November 20, 2015

Inspiring Hope

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Let’s call her Hope. She offers big hugs, a radiant smile, beautiful eyes and a gleeful laugh that infects all who encounter her. She loves to feed the ducks at the lake and belly laughs at the antics of her favorite cartoon characters on television. But underneath all the beautiful things that make up the […]

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Tags: Angelman syndrome, Angelman Syndrome Foundation, center for individualized medicine, CGC, Dr. Ralitza Gavrilova, Marine Murphree, mayo clinic, Sarah Mets


September 20, 2015

Patient and Public Symposium Recap

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Why is family history important when discussing genomic medicine? What does right drug, right dose at the right time mean? Don’t doctors always do that? Why is my DNA important to understanding and treating my father’s diabetes and my brother’s depression? How can pharmacogenomics help with my mother’s cancer treatment? What the heck does any […]

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Tags: cancer, center for individualized medicine, CGC, DNA, Dr. Eric Matey, Dr. Matthew Ferber, Dr. Svetomir Markovic, Dr. Timothy Curry, genetic, Genetic Counseling, genomics, Geoffrey Beek


August 10, 2015

Certified Genetic Counselor: Educator, Adviser, Ally

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

When a person comes to the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, one of the most important people he or she will meet is a certified genetic counselor (CGC). But what is a certified genetic counselor and why is that person important to the care and treatment a patient will receive at CIM? Specialists who […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, certified genetic counselors, CGC, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counselors, IndividualizedMedicine, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine


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