Items Tagged ‘Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis’

October 18, 2021

Large-scale exome sequencing project spots disease-fueling mutations to save lives, accelerate discoveries

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

When Michelle Ewy, 38, received an opportunity at Mayo Clinic to get her DNA tested for genetic mutations related to breast and ovarian cancers, and other cancers and diseases, she jumped at the chance.  “I wasn’t thinking much of what the outcome would be because there has not been a prevalence of breast or ovarian […]

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Tags: BRCA2, breast cancer, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Testing, ovarian cancer, Teresa Kruisselbrink, whole exome sequencing


October 13, 2021

Mayo Clinic collaborates with Personalis Inc. to expand cancer genomic testing

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Joe Dangor Mayo Clinic announced an agreement on Tuesday, Oct. 12 that will allow it to offer clinical-grade comprehensive cancer genomic sequencing to cancer patients who choose to participate. Test results will be available to patients and their treating health care providers to guide therapeutic decisions, advance cancer research, and support the development of […]

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Tags: cancer genomics, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Testing, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


August 31, 2021

New executive director for Mayo’s Center for Individualized Medicine shares vision of further advancing genomic medicine into patient care

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Konstantinos Lazaridis, M.D., known for his significant contributions in genomic research and medicine in a quest to predict and better diagnose disease, as well as devise individualized treatments, has been named the Carlson and Nelson Endowed Executive Director for Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. The center is widely recognized as one of the most […]

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Tags: cancer genomics, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, genomics, individualized medicine, multi-omics, rare disease


November 30, 2020

Mayo study shows gene sequencing, translational research improves diagnosis rates

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Many patients with unsolved medical mysteries often undergo genetic testing, but the tests do not always provide a conclusive diagnosis. The term “diagnostic odyssey” describes the series of clinical consultations and testing that patients with undiagnosed disorders often receive in search of a genetic diagnosis. To help these patients, Mayo Clinic researchers embarked on a […]

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Tags: diagnostic odyssey, Dr. Eric Klee, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, gene sequencing, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, translational omics


August 27, 2019

Meet Margot Cousin, Ph.D.: Genetic detective, researcher, member of the A-team

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

When a young boy arrived at Mayo Clinic after repeatedly experiencing infections that caused a fever and a rapid loss of liver function, clinicians turned to genetic testing to find the cause of the illness. Margot Cousin, Ph.D., a translational genomics researcher in the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Translational Omics Program was among […]

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Tags: #liver cancer, acute liver failure, American Association for the Study oF Liver Disease, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Eric Klee, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Dr. Margot Cousin, Genetic Testing, genomics, Genomics Odyssey Board, individualized medicine, Liver disease


September 4, 2018

Preemptive genetic testing: could it help you take charge of your health?

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

A blood pressure check, an immunization and a cholesterol test – these are all parts of your routine medical care. Someday, a genetic test to identify your risk for developing disease may also be added to the list. In fact, researchers believe that day is fast approaching thanks to the rapid advances in genomic medicine. […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #DNA sequencing tests, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, #pre-emptive genetic testing, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, medical research, whole genome sequencing


January 2, 2018

Finding individualized treatments in liver disease and beyond

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

In 1999, as a promising young physician-scientist, Konstantinos Lazaridis, M.D. was given an opportunity for additional research training as a Mayo Clinic Scholar. With the goal to establish an innovative, research program on liver disease in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology his mentors suggested he make a choice between studying human genomics and hepatitis […]

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Tags: #Dr. Eric Lander, #family registry, #Mayo Clinic Clinomics Program, #PBC, #primary biliary cholangitis, #primary scleroscing cholangitis, #PSC, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Liver disease, mayo clinic


June 16, 2017

Genetic testing helps guide diagnosis and treatment for digestive and liver diseases

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Many disorders of the digestive tract and liver can cause chronic, debilitating symptoms that begin in infancy or early childhood and require treatment to prevent the disease from progressing. Mayo Clinic is the first medical center to integrate genomic testing into personalized care plans for patients with some digestive and liver diseases. Researchers have discovered […]

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Tags: #Dr. Lisa Boardman, #Dr. Michael Stephens, #Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinic, #gastrointestinal cancer, #gastrointestinal disorders, #gene panel testing, #Individualizing Medicine Clinic, #liver cancer, #medical resesarch, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Testing


March 3, 2017

Test reveals the right drug to help one patient manage panic attacks – finally

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

When it comes to medications, one size does not fit all. One of the areas where precision medicine has made the biggest impact is in developing tests to help physicians identify which medication will provide the greatest benefit and reduce harmful side effects for patients. Pharmacogenomics tests show how a patient’s genetic makeup impacts the […]

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Tags: #anti-anxiety medication, #drug-gene reactions, #primary scleroscing cholangitis, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, mayo clinic, medical research, PGx, pharmacogenomics


December 6, 2016

Pharmacogenomics: the Rx for success

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Patients would save time, money and untold suffering if they proactively have DNA testing to match medications to their individual genetic profiles, writes Konstantinos Lazaridis, M.D., assistant director of Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. It is likely not  uncommon for patients with a chronic medical condition to be on what he calls a “therapeutic […]

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Tags: #Center for Individualized Mediicne, #Genetic test results, #PrecisionMedicine, #RIGHT 10K study, DNA Testing, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, mayo clinic, PGx, pharmacogenomics


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