Items Tagged ‘#CIMCon17’

September 25, 2017

Study evaluates effectiveness of deep genomic profiling in clinical setting

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Genomic profiling is used today for patients with advanced cancers to help develop new ways to diagnose and treat their disease and offer an individualized treatment plan. While gene panel testing is relatively commonplace, there are many barriers to using new and more sophisticated DNA technologies. According to Mitesh Borad, M.D., an oncologist at the […]

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Tags: #cancer treatment, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Mitesh Borad, #genetic profiling, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #long-insert whole genome, #Nature scientific Reports, #targeted therapies, #whole transcriptome sequencing, Advanced Cancer, center for individualized medicine, mayo clinic


September 19, 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 6, 2017

Mayo Clinic Individualizing Medicine Conference showcases MyCode Genomic Study leader

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

How can we harness the power of genomics so physicians can easily access their patients’ genetic information to provide an individualized approach to preventing, screening, diagnosing and treating disease? This is a question many precision medicine researchers are addressing, including David Ledbetter, Ph.D., who is leading the MyCode Community Health Initiative. This innovate research effort […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #DNA sequencing tests, #Dr. David Ledbetter, #electronic medical record, #Genomic data, #Gesinger Health System, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #MyCode Genomic Study, center for individualized medicine, electronic health record, mayo clinic, medical research


August 31, 2017

The Grand Challenge: using supercomputers to speed diagnosis and treatment

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

If you are a cancer patient who has exhausted all standard treatment options, a one day turnaround of your DNA testing results could make a big difference in your search for new, individualized treatment options. Mayo Clinic envisions just that: using supercomputers that are so fast and efficient they can interpret your DNA sequence in […]

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Tags: #big data challenges, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Eric Wieben, #Dr. Timothy Nelson, #Dr. Timothy Olson, #genetic data analysis, #Genomic data, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #Mathieu Wiepert, Big Data, center for individualized medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine


August 29, 2017

Exploring ethical issues to improve reproductive health

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

New genomic technologies offer great promise for better diagnostic tests and treatments for many conditions. But they also pose new ethical questions – ones physicians and patients must address when making decisions about medical care. For example, genetic tests can determine if a couple is at risk of having a child with a genetic condition. […]

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Tags: #Center for Individualized Medicine Bioethics Program, #CIMCon17, #developmental pediatric services, #Down syndrome, #Dr. Megan Allyse, #Genetic diseases, #genetic disorders, #Genomic analysis, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #Klinefelter syndrome, #perinatal testing, #prenatal genetic testing


August 23, 2017

Gerstner Awardees explore individualized treatments for obesity, rare form of leukemia

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Precision medicine research has shown that one size does not fit all when it comes to medical care. Early career investigators can bring new ideas and perspectives to the search for treatments tailored to a patient’s unique needs. These are the goals of Andres Acosta, M.D., Ph.D., and Mrinal Patnaik, M.B.B.S. – this year’s recipients […]

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Tags: #chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Andres Acosta, #Dr. Mrinal Patnaik, #Gerstner Family Career Development Award, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #leukemia, #NRAS gene, #obesity, #rare diseases, #weight loss, center for individualized medicine


August 22, 2017

Experts discuss hot topics in precision medicine – home DNA tests, pain management, undiagnosed diseases and more

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

New genomic technologies and discoveries are transforming medical care in ways that we have yet to fully understand. It’s no longer business as usual. Physicians are seeing new approaches to many aspects of daily medical care, such as ordering genetic tests, choosing pain management therapies or prescribing medications. For example, both physicians and patients may […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Amy Lemke, #Dr. David Bick, #Dr. Donald Basel, #Dr. James Liu, #Dr. Robert Green, #Dr. Susanne Haga, #Dr. Wendy van Zelst-Stams, #Dr. William Mauck, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #pain management, #rare genetic diseases


August 17, 2017

Lessons from Henrietta Lacks’ story: improving research collaboration with patients, communities

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Stunned, surprised and moved – these are just some of the reactions people shared in a discussion on ethics, race and medicine after viewing the movie, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, at the Science at the Cinema event in Rochester, Minnesota held earlier this month. The film tells the compelling story of Henrietta Lacks, whose […]

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Tags: #African Descendants Mayo Employee Resource Group, #CIMCon17, #Dr. LaPrincess Brewer, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #Mary Gorfine, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, #Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Research Program, #Mayo Clinic Community Advisory Board, #Mayo Clinic Community Engaged Research Advisory Board, #Mayo Clinic Office of Community Engagement in Research, #Nasra Giama, #Rochester Public Library


August 15, 2017

A lifesaving discovery – what one physician learned from his genetic test results

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

When Michael Stephens, M.D. joined other researchers in Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine in having their genomes sequenced, he expected to learn a few minor facts. But, what he found was a major health issue that had been hidden in his genes. Test results revealed Dr. Stephens had a genetic variant that increases his risk […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Michael Stephens, #genetic disorders, #malignant hyperthermia, #pharmacogenomics testing, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, genomics, mayo clinic, medical research, PGx, pharmacogenomics


August 2, 2017

Expanding the search: genetic testing reveals new targets, treatment options for cancer patients

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Researchers in Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine are using new genetic tests developed at Mayo Clinic to find more effective therapies for cancer patients who have not benefited from standard treatment and are running out of options. The new tests look at a broader range of genetic characteristics than many standard tests. As a […]

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Tags: #3-d models, #boimarker, #CIMCon17, #DNA analysis, #Dr. Aaron Mansfield, #Dr. George Vasmatizis, #genetic variations, #liquid biopsies, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, genomics, Lung Cancer


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