Items Tagged ‘DNA Sequencing’

April 23, 2019

Editorial: Why DNA sequencing is an effective tool for patient care

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

By Keith Stewart, M.B., CH.B. For the past 30 years, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with and help many patients. But over that time, I’ve also met people who did not respond to therapy or had significant side effects, while others had marvelous responses. Cases like these show a clear need for personalized medicine. […]

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Tags: #rare and undiagnosed diseases, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Keith Stewart, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, pharmacogenomics, undiagnosed disease


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


December 24, 2018

The priceless gift of knowing your family health history

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

With New Year’s resolutions right around the corner, it is likely one of your resolutions will be focused on your health. Most of us want to eat healthier foods, exercise more, lose weight, and reduce stress. But, have you ever considered diving deeper into understanding your health conditions and how your DNA—your very own genetic […]

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Tags: #PrecisionMedicine, DNA Sequencing, dna test, genomics education, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


June 12, 2018

Harnessing the power of big data to uncover genetic risk for disease

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

There is no single gene that causes diabetes, bipolar disorder or Alzheimer’s disease, but there are genes linked to conditions that may occur before a patient eventually develops these disorders. What if researchers could identify individuals whose genetic makeup puts them at risk for developing disease so that physicians could intervene sooner and provide more […]

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Tags: #bipolar disorder, #CIMCon18, #computational genetics, #diabetes, #Dr. Nany Cox, #genetic data analysis, #Individualizing Medicine 2018, #Vanderbilt University Biobank, Alzheimer’s disease, Biobank, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing


April 16, 2018

15 ways genomics is impacting our lives: Genomic literacy and pharmacogenomics

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

To apply important genomic research at the point of care, medical providers and patients must first understand it. That fact spotlights the need for “Genomics 101” type of education to help the medical community keep up with newest discoveries. Genomic literacy – explaining scientific findings in understandable terms – is one goal of the ‘15 […]

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Tags: 15for15, DNA Day 18, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Dr. Timothy Curry, Genetic Testing, Genetics, Genomic literacy, genomics, GLEE initiative, Human Genome Project, individualized medicine


March 27, 2018

Putting the precision in precision medicine care for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Each year, more than 20,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, the most common type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. While the likelihood of developing the disease increases with age, men and women in all age groups and from many ethnic backgrounds can develop the disease, which can start in many areas of […]

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Tags: #blood test, #diffuse large B cell lymphoma, #Dr. Grzegorz Nowakowski, #Dr. Lisa Rimsza, #medical reearch, #Molecular Diagnostic Arizona Laboratory, #non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, genetic test, Genetics


February 13, 2018

New international practice guidelines for using tamoxifen to treat breast cancer

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

An international group of clinicians and scientists representing the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) published the first-ever clinical practice guideline for using CYP2D6 genotype to guide tamoxifen therapy in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Tamoxifen is a hormonal agent used for the prevention and treatment of premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancer that is estrogen receptor positive. […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #clinical guidelines, #Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium, #CYP2D6 geneotype, #estrogen receptor positive breast cancer, #tamoxifen, #targeted therapies, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Matthew Goetz, Genetic Testing


November 30, 2017

3 ways Mayo Clinic is advancing individualized approaches to breast cancer treatment

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

By Sharon Rosen and Susan Buckles Approximately one out of eight American women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. In the U.S., it is estimated that more than 315,000 women will be diagnosed this year with breast cancer. While statistics show fewer women are dying from the disease, breast cancer still remains the second […]

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Tags: #blood tests, #breast cancer screening, #cancer detection, #cancer treatment, #Dr. Ciara O'Sullivan, #Dr. Minetta Liu, #genetic factors, #individualized therapy, #liquid biopsies, #xenografts, Beauty Study, breast cancer


November 14, 2017

An individualized approach to preventing nausea after surgery

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

After surgery, most patients are eager to recover and get back to their normal routine. But, for nearly one-third of patients, anesthesia drugs make them sick to their stomach and they start vomiting. This is what physicians call post-operative nausea and vomiting. It can be an uncomfortable side effect from anesthesia or pain medications. Some […]

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Tags: #bariatric surgery, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Yvette Martin, #individualized therapy, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #ondansetron, #post-operative nausea and vomiting, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Timothy Curry, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic


October 5, 2017

#CIMCon17: learn from experts moving genomic discoveries into patient care

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Mayo Clinic is a leader in moving important advancements in precision medicine from the laboratory into patient care, offering hope and healing. The Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care Through Genomics gives medical providers and scientists the opportunity to learn firsthand the newest ways genomic medicine is improving care for patients. The Mayo Clinic Center for […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Consumer genomics, #Dr. David Ledbetter, #Dr. David Relman, #Dr. Judy Cho, #Dr. Rachel Tyndale, #Dr. Rob Knight, #Dr. Robert Green, #Dr. Stephanie Devaney, #Dr. William Gahl, #genomic testing, #Home DNA tests


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