Items Tagged ‘colon cancer’

November 21st, 2017

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

By 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 21st, 2017

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

By 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 23rd, 2017

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

By 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 7th, 2017

March 16: Strollin’ Colon – Colon Cancer Awareness Event

By 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 14th, 2016

Microbiome: All You Need is Bugs

By 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 29th, 2016

Mayo Clinic Expert Shares Five Things to Know About Colorectal Cancer

By 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 14th, 2016

Rise of the Microbiome

By 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 5th, 2015

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

By 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


Mayo Clinic First to Offer Stool-Based DNA Screening Test for Colorectal Cancer

September 2nd, 2014

Mayo Clinic First to Offer Stool-Based DNA Screening Test for Colorectal Cancer

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

Exact Sciences Corp. recently announced that Mayo Clinic will be the first health system to offer Cologuard®, the first and only Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved, noninvasive stool DNA screening test for colorectal cancer. Cologuard will be available to patients through their primary care physicians at Mayo Clinic. Available by prescription only, Cologuard offers […]

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Tags: biomarker, biomarkers, cancer, center for individualized medicine, ColoGuard, colon cancer, colorectal, colorectal cancer, David Ahlquist, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test


October 3rd, 2013

#CIMCon2013 Rundown

By AJ Montpetit ajmontpetit

  “Individualized Medicine is no longer the stuff of science fiction.” —Richard Weinshilboum, M.D., Pharmacogenomic Program director and conference co-director This quote from pioneering , Richard Weinshilboum, M.D., set the tone for Individualizing Medicine 2013: From Promise to Practice. With more than 750 physicians, researchers, scientists, medical staff, genetic counselors and others gathering in Rochester to exchange ideas, it’s […]

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Tags: Bioethics, breast cancer, c. difficile, cancer, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, DNA, exome, fecal transplant, gene sequencing, genetic


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