Items Tagged ‘Dr. Keith Stewart’

April 27, 2016

Early Bird Registration: Individualizing Medicine 2016 Conference

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

Are you looking for thought-provoking content, expert speakers and a dose of motivation in what precision medicine means today? If so, you should plan on attending “Individualizing Medicine 2016 Conference: Advancing Care Through Genomics,” presented by the Center for Individualized Medicine. The fifth annual genomics conference will be held October 5–6 at the Mayo Civic […]

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Tags: #CIMCon2016, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Keith Stewart, IM Conference, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Conference 2016, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine


April 12, 2016

Center for Individualized Medicine Explores WGS, Diagnostic Exomes, PGx Analysis, Gene Panels

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

The Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, or CIM as we like to say, has been rolling out genomic testing for its patients, integrating genomics into electronic medical records, and participating in clinical trials that focus on delivering personalized medicine. Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., the Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director of the Center for Individualized […]

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Tags: Biobank, center for individualized medicine, diagnostic odyssey, Dr. Keith Stewart, gene panels, GenomeWeb, PGx, Pharmacogenetics, whole exome sequencing, whole genome sequencing


March 23, 2016

New Mayo Clinic Department of Clinical Genomics

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

Genetics. Genomics. The terms sound alike, and they are often used interchangeably. Both play roles in health and disease. But there are some important distinctions between genetics and genomics. Genetics is the study of heredity, of how individual traits — such as red hair or cystic fibrosis — are transmitted from one generation to the […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Department of Clinical Genomics, Department of Medical Genetics, Dr. Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, Dr. Keith Stewart, Genetics, genomics


December 29, 2015

Delivering on the Promise of Precision Medicine: 2015 Year in Review

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

  2015 was the year of precision medicine. “Individualized medicine is already providing profound changes in how we treat patients,” said Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., the Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director of the Center for Individualized Medicine, as he opened the 2015 Individualizing Medicine Conference. “It is offering hope to people who had no hope, […]

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Tags: Biobank, biomarkers, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, diagnostic odyssey, Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic, Dr. J. Craig Venter, Dr. Keith Stewart, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Genome Sequencing, Gianrico Farrugia


December 23, 2015

Whole Genome Sequencing

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

In the not-so-distant future, whole genome sequencing — determining your entire unique DNA makeup in the laboratory — will be as routine as X-rays and cholesterol testing. Whole genome sequencing provides the most comprehensive collection available of an individual’s genetic variation. Genomic information has been instrumental in identifying inherited disorders, characterizing the mutations that drive […]

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Tags: Biobank, center for individualized medicine, Clinomics, Dr. Keith Stewart, Genome Sequencing, Human Genome Project, mayo clinic, WGS, whole genome sequencing


December 16, 2015

Why Increased NIH Research Funding is Critical

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

Under the federal spending bill, released early Wednesday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) would receive a $350 million increase for Alzheimer’s research funding in 2016. “We applaud the agreement for the first increase in research funding for the NIH in over a decade. This significant act recognizes the importance of funding research and innovation in […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Gregory Gores, Dr. Keith Stewart, Dr. Ronald Petersen, National Alzheimer's Project Act, NIH, Precision Medicine Initiative


December 3, 2015

Aleksandar Sekulic, M.D., Ph.D., Named Associate Director for the Center for Individualized Medicine, Arizona

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

The Center for Individualized Medicine in Arizona will have a new associate director beginning January 1, 2016. Aleksandar Sekulic, M.D., Ph.D., has accepted the position, according to Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., the Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director of the Center for Individualized Medicine. Dr. Sekulic succeeds Richard Caselli, M.D., who has been leading the center’s […]

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Tags: cancer, center for individualized medicine, Center for Individualized Medicine Arizona, Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic, Dr. Keith Stewart, Melanoma, Melanoma Research Alliance, Metastatic melanoma, Stand Up to Cancer


November 9, 2015

Case for ‘Liquid Biopsy’ to Track Patient’s Cancer Building One Study at a Time

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

Circulating tumor DNA in blood could inform physicians on best treatments for individual patients A new study published last week of patients with breast cancer adds to the growing evidence that detecting cancer DNA circulating in the blood can guide patient treatment. A team of researchers, including scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), has […]

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Tags: breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA, Dr. Keith Stewart, Dr. Muhammed Martaza, individualized medicine, Liquid biopsy, Precision Medicine


October 17, 2015

“Reduce cost, increase speed”

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

Rochester Post Bulletin reporter Heather Carlson filed the following story after U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell toured the Mayo Clinic Biobank on Friday with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (DFL-Minn.). Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy, M.D.,and  Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., director, Center for Individualized  Medicine, guided the walking tour of the […]

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Tags: Biobank, Biorepositories, center for individualized medicine, Dr. John Noseworthy, Dr. Keith Stewart, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell, Precision Medicine, Senator Amy Klobuchar


October 13, 2015

Individualizing Medicine Conference 2015: The Time of Precision Medicine

By Jeff Briggs 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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