Items Tagged ‘Genetic Counseling’

August 29, 2017

Exploring ethical issues to improve reproductive health

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

New genomic technologies offer great promise for better diagnostic tests and treatments for many conditions. But they also pose new ethical questions – ones physicians and patients must address when making decisions about medical care. For example, genetic tests can determine if a couple is at risk of having a child with a genetic condition. […]

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Tags: #Center for Individualized Medicine Bioethics Program, #CIMCon17, #developmental pediatric services, #Down syndrome, #Dr. Megan Allyse, #Genetic diseases, #genetic disorders, #Genomic analysis, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #Klinefelter syndrome, #perinatal testing, #prenatal genetic testing


June 1, 2017

Mapping your DNA: Mayo patient shares her experience

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Sandy Pobanz knows Mayo Clinic’s campus in Arizona very well. She volunteers with the Mayo Clinic Caring Canines Therapy Dog Program with her English golden retrievers, Benji and Teddy. They provide a special brand of comfort to patients in the Outpatient Radiation Oncology waiting area on Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus in Scottsdale and Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: #benefactor, #CIMCon17, #disease risk, #DNA sequencing tests, #drug-gene reactions, #pharmacogenomics testing, #Sandy Pobanz, #Warfarin, center for individualized medicine, DNA, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counselor


May 25, 2017

The patient perspective: seeking answers with genetic testing

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Many patients and their families search for years for answers to undiagnosed medical conditions, hoping for a diagnosis and treatment to help relieve often debilitating symptoms. Some of these patients may be candidates for whole exome sequencing, a genetic test that looks at the estimated 20,000 genes that may give us an answer to the […]

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Tags: #rare diseases, #rare genetic diseases, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, Teresa Kruisselbrink, whole exome sequencing


December 8, 2016

Wearing many hats: genetic counselors play multiple roles in the laboratory setting

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Traditionally genetic counselors have worked in the clinical setting, meeting with patients to discuss their risk for developing genetic diseases or helping them understand the genetic factors behind their health condition. With new discoveries about the impact of genetics on health and disease, the many roles that genetic counselors can play continue to expand. New […]

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Tags: #laboratory counseling, #Teressa Kruisselbrink, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counselors, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic


November 21, 2016

Making a Difference: Students Are Inspired for Careers in Genetics, Precision Medicine

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Being a genetic counselor is almost like being a sleuth. Genetic counselors work alongside physicians to help patients understand how their genetic test results may provide answers to often mysterious illnesses. As DNA testing becomes a more routine part of patient care, the need for genetic counselors and other health care providers versed in genomics […]

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Tags: #Caer Rorher Vitek, #CIMCon16, #Dr. Kelsey Metzger, #Individualized Medicine 2016: Advancing Care Through Genomics, #individualized mediicne, #medical education, #Precision Mediicne, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, personalized medicine


September 20, 2015

Patient and Public Symposium Recap

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Why is family history important when discussing genomic medicine? What does right drug, right dose at the right time mean? Don’t doctors always do that? Why is my DNA important to understanding and treating my father’s diabetes and my brother’s depression? How can pharmacogenomics help with my mother’s cancer treatment? What the heck does any […]

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Tags: cancer, center for individualized medicine, CGC, DNA, Dr. Eric Matey, Dr. Matthew Ferber, Dr. Svetomir Markovic, Dr. Timothy Curry, genetic, Genetic Counseling, genomics, Geoffrey Beek


August 10, 2015

Certified Genetic Counselor: Educator, Adviser, Ally

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

When a person comes to the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, one of the most important people he or she will meet is a certified genetic counselor (CGC). But what is a certified genetic counselor and why is that person important to the care and treatment a patient will receive at CIM? Specialists who […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, certified genetic counselors, CGC, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counselors, IndividualizedMedicine, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine


May 6, 2014

Genetic Counselors in a Genome World

By AJ Montpetit ajmontpetit

  Kelly Ormond, M.S., C.G.C. presents at the Individualizing Medicine Conference in 2013 on the traditional role of the Genetic Counselor, and where the future lies. A strong case of bridging the difference between family history and genomics is one case made in this presentation, and the acknowledgment is that family history will probably never […]

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Tags: cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counselors, Genetics, genome, genome science


October 22, 2013

Understanding Prostate Cancer, One Man At A Time

By AJ Montpetit ajmontpetit

The Prostate Cancer Medically Optimized Genome-Enhanced Therapy (PROMOTE) study uses genetic clues in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CPRC) that may identify an individualized treatment approach for men with the disease. Those with advanced prostate cancer can have tumors resistant to standard hormone treatments that lower testosterone. Our goal is to improve treatments by using genetic sequencing to uncover […]

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Tags: Biopsy, cancer, castration resistent prostate cancer, castration-resistant prostate cancer, center for individualized medicine, CRPC, DNA, DNA Sequencing, genetic, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Sequencing, Genetics


October 8, 2013

At The Conference, On The Radio

By AJ Montpetit ajmontpetit

    The Individualized Medicine Conference, hosted by Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine made a big wave in the world of genomics, and created quite a buzz on Twitter. Mayo Clinic Radio was there to conduct interviews and cover the event. On the show, they will discuss how the promise of genomic medicine has been brought into […]

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Tags: Alexander Parker, center for individualized medicine, Eric Green, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counselor, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Conference, Kiley Johnson, KROC, KROC AM, National Human Genome Research Institute, national institute of health


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