Items Tagged ‘colorectal cancer’

April 2, 2019

Purna Kashyap, M.B.B.S. – testing the bugs within to maintain health, detect and treat disease

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

The use of microbiome testing – which analyzes the trillions of bacteria in and on the body – is on the move. It’s going from the research lab into the clinic to help guide patient care. DNA testing technologies have revolutionized researchers’ ability to identify individual bacterial strains driving disease. Now genomic testing is helping […]

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Tags: #blood sugar levels, #Center for Individualized Medicine Microbiome Program, #diabetes, #digestive health, #glucose levels, #inflammatory bowel disease, #obesity, #personalized diet, c. difficile, center for individualized medicine, colorectal cancer, Dr. Purna Kashyap


March 5, 2019

Meet Nicholas Chia, Ph.D. – pushing the envelope to uncover causes, new treatments for colorectal cancer

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Space-age technologies, DNA sequencing and artificial intelligence – all tools for discovery that Nicholas Chia, Ph.D. and his team are using to push the envelope and improve care for complex diseases like colorectal cancer. They’re collaborating with scientists from NASA to uncover how the microbiome – the trillions of microbes in and on the body […]

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Tags: #ecology, #genomic testing, #Kidney stones, #microbial ecology, #systems biology, bacteria, colorectal cancer, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Nicholas Chia, gut bacteria, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


November 5, 2018

Pharmacogenomics: finding the right drug, dose for cancer therapy

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Each year, nearly 300,000 patients receive the lifesaving chemotherapy 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) to treat many types of cancer, including colorectal, breast, bowel, skin, pancreatic, and esophageal cancer. While it can be an effective treatment, it doesn’t work for everyone. In fact, up to 30 percent of those who receive the standard dose can have serious, life-threatening […]

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Tags: #5-fluorouracil, #5-FU chemotherapy, #chemotherapy side effects, #DPYD gene, #drug-gene interactions, #gene verifier model, breast cancer, chemotherapy, colorectal cancer, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


June 21, 2018

Taking action: using pharmacogenomics testing to individualize care for colorectal cancer

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Every day, Pashtoon Kasi, M.D., M.B.B.S. is inspired by his patients with colorectal cancer to deliver the best, individualized care to meet their unique needs. As an oncologist at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida, Dr. Kasi is seeing many of the growing number of younger patients – those in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s – diagnosed with […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #clinical research, #drug-gene interactions, #Individualizing Medicine 2018, #medication side effects, #pharmacogenomics testing, #pre-emptive pharmacogenomics testing, center for individualized medicine, chemotherapy, colorectal cancer, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic


October 3, 2017

Liquid biopsies: detecting and treating cancer sooner

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

What if a blood test could discover cancer before a tumor first appears or before the first signs of cancer recurrence are seen by a radiology study? In fact, these types of blood tests, often called liquid biopsies, are already changing clinical care for patients with cancer. Researchers and physicians in Mayo Clinic Center for […]

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Tags: #blood tests, #cancer treatment, #cell-free DNA testing, #CIMCon17, #circulating tumor cells, #Dr. Minetta Liu, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #liquid biopsies, Advanced Cancer, breast cancer, cancer, cancer screening


March 23, 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 7, 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


July 5, 2016

Looking for Clues About How Colorectal Cancer Develops

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Our bodies are home to around 100 trillion microbes, mostly bacteria, inside and out. Within the human body, microbial genes outnumber human genes 100 to 1. This is the microbiome — and we couldn’t live without it. There are diverse, complex communities of microbes in the intestines, in the mouth, on the skin and elsewhere, living […]

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Tags: colorectal cancer, Dr. Nicholas Chia, Dr. Vanessa Hale, Gut Microbiome, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, microbiome, whole genomic sequencing


March 29, 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


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

September 2, 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


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