Items Tagged ‘colon cancer’

October 5, 2015

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


September 2, 2014

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

By Center for Individualized Medicine 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 3, 2013

#CIMCon2013 Rundown

By AJ Montpetit 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


September 17, 2013

Next-Gen Sequencing For Hereditary Colon Cancer

By AJ Montpetit AJ Montpetit (@ajmontpetit)

Matthew Ferber, Ph.D., Director of Mayo Clinic’s Molecular Genetics Laboratory, discusses Mayo Clinic’s Hereditary Colon Cancer Multi-Gene Panel, which uses next generation sequencing (NGS), array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH), and other technologies to evaluate for germline mutations in 17 genes known to be associated with an increased risk for colon cancer development.

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Tags: array comparative genomic hybridization, cancer, colon cancer, genetic, Genetics, genome, genomics, hereditary colon cancer, next gen sequencing, next generation sequencing


August 30, 2013

Colorectal Cancer Screenings Future

By AJ Montpetit AJ Montpetit (@ajmontpetit)

Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, and a new multi-marker test for stool DNA (sDNA) developed by Mayo Clinic in collaboration with Exact Sciences Corp. of Madison, Wis., has seen improvements to the effectiveness of screening for CRC and reducing risk. No special preparations are needed for the […]

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Tags: cancer screening, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, Exact Science, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, screening, sDNA


July 9, 2013

Screening for Hereditary Cancers

By Center for Individualized Medicine Center for Individualized Medicine (@samuelsmith5209)

  Looking back at Angelina Jolie’s very public announcement of her elective double mastectomy, we feel that now is a good time to remember the many other types of hereditary cancers, some of which are very preventable with early detection and intervention. Hereditary cancer types, such as Lynch syndrome and hereditary colon cancer are cases […]

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Tags: angelina jolie, cancer, colon cancer, gene sequencing, genome, genomics, hereditary, hereditary cancer, individualized medicine, lynch syndrome, personalized medicine


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