Items Tagged ‘colorectal 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


October 3, 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


September 5, 2013

Molecular Biomarkers to Inform Adjuvant Therapy for Lynch Syndrome

By AJ Montpetit ajmontpetit

The most common hereditary colon cancer disorder, Lynch syndrome, increases the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) and are usually caused by germline mutations in 1 of 4 mismatch repair (MMR) genes: MLH1, MSH2, MSH6 and PMS2. Identifying people who are at risk is important for their care, as well as the care of members of […]

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Tags: biomarker, biomarkers, cancer, colorectal cancer, Genetics, genome, genomics, individualized medicine, lynch syndrome, molecular biomarkers


August 30, 2013

Colorectal Cancer Screenings Future

By 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


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