Items Tagged ‘Dr. Alexander Parker’

September 27, 2017

A genetic approach to cancer treatment

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Kristin Clift The medical community has historically defined and treated cancer based on where it is found in the body, such as the breast, lung or colon. So what has changed?  The FDA has recently started to approve treatments based on the genetic makeup of cancer rather than where the cancer is located. […]

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Tags: #cancer treatment, #CIMCon17, #DNA analysis, #Genetic Epidemiology and Risk Assessment Program, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #targeted therapies, Advanced Cancer, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Alexander Parker, Genetic Testing


February 16, 2017

Transforming care for patients with bladder and kidney cancer

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Identifying unmet patient needs Physicians want to provide the best care for their patients, but they are often challenged by the limits of current medical capabilities. For example, bladder cancer can be difficult to diagnose, making it hard to find at an early stage when treatment is most effective. It can also be difficult to […]

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Tags: #Mayo's Transform the Practice Initiative, #Renal cancer, #team science, biomarkers, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alexander Parker, kidney cancer, mayo clinic, medical research


September 9, 2016

Community Advisory Boards Bring Patient Perspective to Research

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

The promise of precision medicine, driven primarily by DNA sequencing technology that’s becoming faster and cheaper, has spurred research into new ways to bring individualized medicine to you. As a result, there’s growing demand in the research community for access to high quality health data and biological samples used in studies aimed at new discoveries. […]

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Tags: Biobank, center for individualized medicine, Dr, Dr. Alexander Parker, Dr. Richard Sharp, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Mayo Clinic Florida, Mayo Clinic MN


October 19, 2015

Genomics Moves from the Lab to the Doctor’s Office

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Here is a great article from Diana Brazzell about how genomic medicine is moving from the researcher’s laboratory to the doctor’s office where the patient receives better treatment.  This post was originally published last week on Footnote, a website that brings academic research and ideas to a broader audience. Footnote plans two future articles on […]

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Tags: cancer, center for individualized medicine, Diana Brazzell, Dr. Alexander Parker, Footnote, Footnote Media, Genetic Testing, genomic medicine, Individualized Medicine Clinic, predictive medicine


October 13, 2015

Individualizing Medicine Conference 2015: The Time of Precision Medicine

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

“Our job is to deliver individualized medicine to the bedside of all our patients.” said Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., to launch the fourth annual Individualizing Medicine Conference: From Promise to Practice in Rochester, Minn., home of Mayo Clinic. “And this is the year of precision medicine, launched by President Obama in January in announcing the […]

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Tags: Caer Rohrer Vitek, cancer, Cathy Wurzer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alexander Parker, Dr. David Litwack, Dr. Edison Liu, Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, Dr. J. Craig Venter, Dr. Keith Stewart, Dr. Patricia LoRusso, Dr. S


September 22, 2015

Individualizing Medicine Conference 2015: Day Two Recap

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

We’re about to embark on “the most exciting decade in genomics,” J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., told attendees in the closing keynote address at the 2015 Individualizing Medicine Conference: From Promise to Practice. None of the 800 people gathered in Rochester, Minn., for the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine’s fourth annual conference on genomic medicine […]

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Tags: cancer, Cathy Wurzer, Dr. Alexander Parker, Dr. David Litwack, Dr. Edison Liu, Dr. J. Craig Venter, Dr. Stephen Quake, Genome Sequencing, genomic medicine, genomics, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Conference 2015


September 18, 2015

New Series in Medical Daily on Precision Medicine

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

For Medical Daily health reporter Samantha Olson, the idea of doing an in-depth story on precision medicine was planted in May when she was one of 20 national health reporters invited to Rochester, Minn., to immerse themselves in precision medicine. The National Press Foundation hosted a four-day program at Mayo Clinic so the journalists could […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alexander Parker, individualized medicine, Medical Daily, National Press Foundation, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine Initiative, predictive medicine, President Barack Obama, Samantha Olson


July 10, 2015

Precision Medicine Initiative: Planning Underway But No Funding

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Funding for biomedical research and precision medicine has been much on our minds in recent weeks. Last week, we posted a blog on Susan Jaffe’s excellent story in The Lancet about the attempts to fund the 21st Century Cures Act. This week we again turn to Ms. Jaffe, The Lancet’s Washington correspondent, for her story […]

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Tags: Biomedical research, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alexander Parker, Dr. Robert Diasio, individualized medicine, National Press Foundation, Precision Medicine, Precision Medicine Initiative, President Barack Obama


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