Items Tagged ‘#gastrointestinal cancer’

December 30, 2019

In Florida, a powerhouse of cancer research

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

By Sara Nick The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, which spans Mayo Clinic’s Arizona, Florida and Minnesota locations, has 10 distinct research programs funded by the National Cancer Institute that are centered on broad areas such as immunology and gene therapy, or specific tumor types such as brain and gastrointestinal. Each research topic is treated with a multidisciplinary approach that ties together science, clinical relevance […]

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Tags: #gastrointestinal cancer, cancer, Cancer Research, gene sequencing, immunology


June 3, 2019

Identifying hereditary cancer risk: genetic testing can lead to better screening, earlier treatment

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Do you have family members who have been diagnosed with gastrointestinal, breast or ovarian cancer? According to a recent Mayo Clinic study, nearly 5% to 10% of these cancers can be hereditary. That’s why it is important to share your family medical history with your physician, who can determine if you and your family members […]

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Tags: #cancer risk, #Center for Individualized Mediicine, #gastrointestinal cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, Dr. Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, Genetic Testing, genomics, hereditary cancer, lynch syndrome, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


June 16, 2017

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

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

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


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