Items Tagged ‘DNA Testing’

December 22, 2022

Genetic counseling after cancer diagnosis

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Cynthia Weiss DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer two months ago. My oncologist recommended that I undergo genetic testing as part of the treatment plan. Why is this recommended since I already have cancer? What is the benefit of testing? And what information will it provide? ANSWER: Genetic counseling can be an important part […]

View full entry

Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomics, personalized medicine


November 22, 2022

Gather your family health history this Thanksgiving; it could save your life

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Thanksgiving Day marks Family Health History Day, an annual national public health campaign to encourage people to better understand what health characteristics run in their families. Has your mother, sister or grandmother had breast or ovarian cancer? Has your father had prostate cancer? Is there a history of colon cancer, diabetes or high cholesterol in your family? If so, you also could be at risk.

View full entry

Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Genetics, genomic medicine


September 7, 2022

What is the benefit of visiting a genetic counselor?

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Cynthia Weiss DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My grandmother and mother, as well as an aunt and a cousin, have had breast cancer. Another cousin was diagnosed with colon cancer recently. It has been suggested that I undergo genetic counseling to determine my cancer risk. As a young man, is genetic testing necessary for me? What benefit […]

View full entry

Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomic medicine, individualized medicine


July 6, 2022

Do environmental exposures contribute to human diseases? 

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic researchers put the exposome under the microscope to understand links between lifelong exposures and diseases.

View full entry

Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, exposome, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomics


June 13, 2022

Native American’s genetic test results at Mayo Clinic reveal surprise lineage to ancient tribe   

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic working to advance health equity among Native Americans, Alaska Natives Schyler Martin, a member of the Munsee Band of Mohicans in Minnesota, was surprised and excited when his recent Mayo Clinic genetic test results revealed he has distinctive DNA lineage to an ancient group of Native Americans known as the Beringians. According to […]

View full entry

Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Testing, Genetics, genomic medicine, individualized medicine, medical research, tapestry


May 5, 2022

Mayo research using DNA to catch cancer, other medical conditions earlier

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa (@harringaadam)

What would happen if a certain percentage of serious medical conditions, including cancer diagnoses, were found significantly earlier by studying the entire genome of patients’ DNA? How would their quality of life improve, and how many fewer cancer deaths would there be each year? That’s what a group of Mayo Clinic scientists and clinicians aim […]

View full entry

Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, genomics, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, medical research


April 19, 2022

Iftikhar Kullo, M.D. to serve on National Advisory Council on Human Genome Research

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Iftikhar Kullo, MD., has been invited to serve on the National Advisory Council on Human Genome Research (NACHGR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), by the Hon’ble Xavier Becerra, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), for a term beginning immediately and ending September 30, 2024. The Council advises the DHHS, the […]

View full entry

Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Dr. Iftikhar Kullo, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomics, individualized medicine, medical research


March 31, 2022

Mayo Clinic patient grateful after genetic test leads to unexpected, early detection of colon cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Alejandro Mirazo, 56, never imagined his genetic test results would reveal a hereditary link to cancer, or that his findings would potentially save his life. He had participated in a preemptive DNA research sequencing study for Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine in fall 2021 solely to contribute to medical research. As a Mexican American, he also wanted to add diversity to Mayo Clinic’s genomic dataset.

View full entry

Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomic medicine, medical research, personalized medicine


March 24, 2022

What you should know about genetics, colorectal cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara Colorectal cancer begins when healthy cells in the colon or rectum develop mutations, or changes, in their DNA. These damaged cells then become cancerous, grow and divide uncontrollably, and form a tumor. Genetic factors play a role in this process. Some gene mutations passed through generations of your family can increase […]

View full entry

Tags: center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, DNA Testing, Dr. Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomic medicine, hereditary colon cancer


March 17, 2022

Mayo Clinic study reports genomic data disparities among racial groups

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Mayo Clinic researchers studied the differences in genomic data quality among racial groups in one of the largest and most widely used cancer research datasets, The Cancer Genome Atlas. “We found lower quality genomic sequencing data in self-reported Black patients and patients of African ancestry,” says Yan Asmann., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic bioinformatician and senior […]

View full entry

Tags: Cancer Research, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, mayo clinic


Contact Us · Privacy Policy