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Rare, undiagnosed diseases are relatively common

April 16, 2019

Rare, undiagnosed diseases are relatively common

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

As many as 25 million Americans – about 1 in 13 people – suffer from a rare, undiagnosed condition.* April 29 has been designated Undiagnosed Disease Day to raise awareness that collectively, rare diseases are relatively common. People with a rare disease often spend years visiting different medical providers and clinics seeking answers to unexplained […]

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Tags: #Dr. Heidi Rehm, #genomic testing, #rare diseases, #Undiagnosed rare diseases, Bioinformatics, DNA Testing, Dr. Eric Klee, Human Genome Project, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


January 21, 2019

Test offers hope for people with severe kidney disease

By Barbara J. Toman barbaratoman

Optimal treatment requires knowing what caused a medical condition. If your arm is broken because you fell, a simple cast might be enough. But if a tumor in your bone made it brittle, you need very different treatment. For people with a rare kidney condition—known as focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)—identifying the cause is critical. Patients […]

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Tags: #Dr. Fernando Fervenza, #Dr. Ladan Zand, #focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, #kidney disease, #kidney transplant, DNA Testing, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Precision Medicine


December 31, 2018

The growing role of genetic nurses: educating, empowering patients

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

As genetic sequencing has become faster and cheaper, more people are considering predictive genetic testing to identify their future risk for disease, with the goal of taking charge of their health. Yet many face the challenge of understanding which genetic testing option would fit their health goals. While genetic counselors have traditionally helped patients through […]

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Tags: #Corinne Berg, #genetic counselor shortage, #genetic nurses, #Genetics education, #hereditary diseases, #hereditary heart disease, #predictive genomics, #preemptive pharmacogenomics, #Therese Hughes, DNA Testing, Genetic Counselors, genomics


June 19, 2018

Mayo Clinic discovers genetic links to pancreatic cancer

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult forms of cancer to diagnose and treat. For many patients, the disease is not treatable through surgery and standard chemotherapy. New research published in JAMA, supported in part through the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine,  gives insight into the underlying genetic links to pancreatic cancer.  Senior […]

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Tags: #Dr. Fergus Couch, cancer genomics, Cancer Research, DNA Testing, Dr. Gloria Petersen, JAMA study, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualize Medicine, Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Pancreatic Cancer


May 15, 2018

Arresting melanoma’s molecular drivers

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Barbara Toman Melanoma, the skin cancer often associated with sun exposure, is on the rise and has no reliable cure. May is National Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, aimed at increasing early detection and treatment of this aggressive disease. Mayo Clinic is at the forefront of these efforts. The Center for Individualized Medicine […]

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Tags: #Dr. Minetta Liu, #skin cancer, cancer genomics, DNA Testing, Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic, Liquid biopsy, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Melanoma


March 13, 2018

Researchers seeking to understand families at risk for cancer

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

March is colorectal cancer awareness month — a time to look at the new role of genetics in preventing and treating a common form of cancer that often runs in families. Physician-researchers within Mayo Clinic’s Hereditary Cancer Clinic are seeking to usher in a new era of identification and prevention for those with inherited risk […]

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Tags: #ColorectalCancer, DNA Testing, Dr. Douglas Riegert-Johnson, Dr. Niloy"Jewel" Samadder, Genetic Testing, hereditary cancer, Inherited cancer, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Precision Medicine


February 27, 2018

Pharmacogenomic testing helps children with acid reflux disease find relief

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Many people have occasional acid reflux or heartburn after eating a heavy or spicy meal. But for children and adults with acid reflux disease, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the symptoms are more frequent and severe. These patients often experience vomiting, diarrhea and persistent burning in their stomach after eating. Many also experience […]

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Tags: #acid reflux disease, #anti-acid therapy, #Clinomics Program, #Dr. Imad Absah, #gastroesophageal reflux disease, #GERD, #PGx pilot study, #PGx testing, #pharmacogenomic testing, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Genetic Testing


February 6, 2018

A new approach to heart disease: individualized therapies for men and women

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

February is American Heart Month. According to DeLisa Fairweather, Ph.D., it’s a critical time in the fight against heart disease, the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. She and her research team at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus are taking a new approach – they’re exploring how heart disease develops […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #Dr. DeLisa Fairweather, #inflammatory diseases, #Lupus, #myocarditis, #sex differences, #Translational Cardiovascular Disease Research Laboratory, #women's health, cardiomyopathy, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Genetic Testing


December 18, 2017

Three strikes, then a home run: Paige’s path to a diagnosis

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Paige Whorton’s zeal for life is infectious. “I like parasailing, exploring, and zip lining — daredevil stuff,” she says with a giggle. However, pain in her joints, building for years, was slowing her down. “My bones and joints would hurt when I would run. I couldn’t do anything fun with friends. It was more like, […]

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Tags: #Dr. Brendan Lanpher, #rare diseases, DNA Testing, Genetic Testing, Lysosomal Storage disease, Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, mucopolysaccharidosis type VI


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


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