Items Tagged ‘colon cancer’

March 29, 2021

Mayo researchers use AI to reveal causes of complex diseases

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Researchers within Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that can uncover causal drivers and relationships embedded within complex biomedical data. Nicholas Chia, Ph.D., John Kalantari, Ph.D., and Kia Khezeli, Ph.D., recently tested their machine-learning framework, called Causal Relation and Inference Search Platform (CRISP) on multiomic colorectal cancer samples […]

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Tags: #algorithm, artificial intelligence, cancer, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, multi-omics, rare disease


August 27, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Gerstner awards boost research into hereditary cancer, Parkinson’s disease

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Creating tools to detect cancer at an early stage and advancing research into the genetic links to Parkinson’s disease are focuses of the 2018 Gerstner Family Career Development Awards. This year’s winners are Niloy ‘Jewel’ Samadder, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo’s Arizona campus whose research focuses on inherited cancer, and Fabienne Fiesel, Ph.D., a neurosciences […]

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Tags: #Parkinson's disease, breast cancer, colon cancer, Dr. Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, Gertsner Family Career Development Awards, hereditary cancer, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, ovarian cancer, Pancreatic Cancer


November 21, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Conner’s story: sharing family history and genetic testing lead to better health for young boy and his father

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

National Family Health History Day is on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23. While you enjoy time with your family during the holiday, it can also be a good time to learn about your family’s medical history. It could improve your health or detect conditions that run in the family. That was the case for Jeff and […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Miahcel Stephens, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #ulcerative colitis, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, DNA Testing, Genetic Testing, genomics, individualized medicine, lynch syndrome, mayo clinic


September 21, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Making sense of probiotics and prebiotics – what we know, have yet to learn

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

They are everywhere – foods and supplements containing bacteria that claim to improve your gut health and overall wellness. Can these bacteria improve your digestion, boost your immune system and even combat disease? “Yes, they may in fact provide an overall health benefit, but we’re at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to […]

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Tags: #diabetes, #digestive diseases, #digestive health, #gut health, #immune system, #irritable bowel disease, #prebiotics, #probiotics, #synbiotics, bacteria, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer


March 23, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Genetics and biology hold the keys to better screening, treatment of colon cancer

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Colon cancer is the fourth most common form of cancer diagnosis in America. However, it is very treatable when caught in early stages. Throughout the month of March, Mayo Clinic is enlisting the help of a giant inflatable colon to help patients learn firsthand how colon cancer develops and the key role that screening plays […]

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Tags: #Colon cancer screening, #colon cancer treatment, #Colon display, #Dr. Thorvardur Halfdanarson, #inherited colon cancer, #Katie Agre, #Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Program, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, Dr. Nicholas Chia, Genetic Counselor


March 7, 2017 · Leave a Comment

March 16: Strollin’ Colon – Colon Cancer Awareness Event

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Do you know the facts about colon cancer – what types of screening tests are available to prevent or detect it early, whether you’re at risk, and if so, how it is treated? You can learn more by taking a walk through the inflatable Strollin’ Colon, which will be at all Mayo Clinic campuses through […]

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Tags: #Center for Individualzied Medicine, #ColorectalCancer, #Dr. Thorvardur Halfdanarson, #Hereditary colorectal cancer, #Katherine Agre, #Microbiome research, #Strollin' Colon, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, Dr. Nicholas Chia, Genetic Counselor, Genetic Testing


October 14, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Microbiome: All You Need is Bugs

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

  We each have our own unique set of bugs – or community of bacteria within and on our bodies, called the microbiome, that help keep us healthy. Researchers have discovered that changes in the microbiome – either from disease or environmental factors – can cause illness. “Microbiome: All You Need is Bugs,” a workshop […]

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Tags: #C. diff., #CIMCon16, #Colon cancer screening, #Dr. Federico Rey, #Dr. Jonathan Swann, #Dr. Patrick Schloss, #Microbiome research, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, Crohns Disease, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Purna Kashyap


March 29, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Expert Shares Five Things to Know About Colorectal Cancer

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

March is Colon and Rectal Cancer Awareness Month Roughly 140,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the U.S. each year. It is the third most common cancer and No. 2 cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women. Heidi Nelson, M.D., chief of surgery at Mayo Clinic, and director of the Mayo Clinic Center […]

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Tags: Biobank, center for individualized medicine, ColoGuard, colon cancer, colorectal, colorectal cancer, Dr. Heidi Nelson, Precision Medicine, rectal cancer


January 14, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Rise of the Microbiome

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

You may love or hate all that happens in your gut, but understanding it will have a profound effect on your health. Mayo Clinic researchers in the Microbiome Program, one of the signature programs here at the Center for Individualized Medicine, are discovering that the human microbiome does much more for us — both good […]

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Tags: c. dif, c. difficile, center for individualized medicine, Clostridium Difficile, colon cancer, Dr. Heidi Nelson, Dr. Purna Kashyap, fecal transplant, IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, microbiome, Microbiome Program


October 5, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Genes of Colon Cancer Recurrence Differs Among Blacks, Whites and Asians

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

  Excellent work in individualized medicine is being done throughout Mayo Clinic.  The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is one such place.  A recent study shows that colon cancer recurrence and survival rates differs among races.  The genetic makeup of colon cancer tumors varies among African-Americans, whites and Asians.  Here is the report: * * * […]

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Tags: cancer, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, Dr. Frank Sinicrope, Dr. Harry Yoon, genetic, Genetic Testing, individualized medicine, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


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