Items Tagged ‘Genetic Testing’

August 27, 2019

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

By 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


August 13, 2019

An artificial intelligence tool to improve pancreatic cancer outcomes

By Barbara J. Toman barbaratoman

Only 9% of people with pancreatic cancer live for five years after diagnosis. “That is an abysmally low number, probably the worst in human cancers,” says Michael Wallace, M.D., a digestive disease specialist and a researcher within the Center for Individualized Medicine at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida. “We want to get that rate […]

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Tags: #algorithm, #Artificial Intelligence, #Champions for Hope, #digestive diseases, #Dr. Michael Wallace, #Florida Cancer Coalition, #National Comprehensive Cancer Network, #University of Central Florida, cancer screening, center for individualized medicine, Florida Pancreas Cancer Coalition, Genetic Testing


July 23, 2019

From ancestry to health traits – how do I know if genetic testing may be right for me?

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Shannon Wieloch Last month we posted a blog on helpful tips to know before taking a DNA test. In part II of this topic, we delve deeper into the types of genetic testing commonly available to help you decide what type of testing may be right for you. Some genetic tests inform you […]

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Tags: #disease risk, #drug-gene reactions, #Genetic diseases, #hereditary diseases, ancestry, at home DNA tests, carrier screening, center for individualized medicine, direct-to-consumer genetic tests, dna test, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counselor


July 18, 2019

Targeting therapy to each patient’s unique cancer

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Sara Damore As DNA sequencing technology helps bring genetic factors driving disease into focus, researchers have developed new cancer therapies to target a patient’s unique cancer, especially for those who do not respond to standard therapy. Funda Meric-Bernstam, M.D., a physician-scientist at MD Anderson Cancer Center will speak on Decision Support  for Precision […]

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Tags: #CIMCon19, #Mayo Cllinic, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alan Bryce, Dr. Funda Meric-Bernstam, Genetic Sequencing, Genetic Testing, Individualizing Medicine Conference 2019, lymphoma, MD Anderson, Melanoma


July 16, 2019

Kentucky community hospital develops precision medicine program with help from Mayo Clinic

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Rachel Guibert and Alyson Gonzalez When staff at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Kentucky — a Mayo Clinic Care Network member — decided that they wanted to bring precision medicine to their patients, they turned to Mayo Clinic for help. “We’re a community hospital that doesn’t have the deep resources academically, and in order […]

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Tags: ActX, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Eric Matey, Dr. Mark Larson, genetic screening service, Genetic Testing, health care consulting, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Care Network, Mayo Clinic Individualizing Medicine Conference, St. Elizabeth Heathcare


June 17, 2019

Considering a DNA test? Helpful tips before you take the plunge

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Shannon Wieloch The availability of genetic testing has exploded. You hear about it on television, the radio and the internet. Family members are verifying age-old stories of their ancestry. Co-workers are talking about the genes that predispose them to weigh 12% less than average. With everyone doing it, a consumer may think, “Well, […]

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Tags: #direct-to-consumer genetic testing, #disease risk, #drug-gene interactions, carrier screening, center for individualized medicine, data privacy, diagnostic tests, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic GeneGuide


June 10, 2019

Meet William Bobo, M.D. – taking the guesswork out of finding the right depression therapy

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Depression can touch every aspect of a person’s life – affecting the way they think, feel and behave. It is also the leading medical condition for those who complete suicide. Getting the right therapy is crucial. But for patients suffering from the disorder, finding an effective treatment often involves trial and error. That’s because it […]

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Tags: #Artificial Intelligence, #Center for Individualized Mediicine, #Dr. Arjun Athreya, #Dr. William Bobo, #individualized mediicne, #Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare, #mood disorders, #predictive algorithm, #selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, #targeted therapies, #Treatment response, antidepressants


June 3, 2019

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

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

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


May 23, 2019

After nearly three decades of testing, genome-sequencing brings answers for Arizona family

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Lynn Closway At age 27, Kyle Christy has defied the odds. He was born with seemingly insurmountable medical challenges that caused his parents, Debra and Todd, to fear what their beloved first-born son’s life would be like. When their second son was born, just 19 months later, Debra and Todd immediately noticed the […]

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Tags: #Dr. Radhika Dhamija, Genetic Testing, genomics, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, whole exome sequencing


May 7, 2019

Targeting bile duct cancer – meet Mitesh Borad, M.D.

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

The search for treatment targets for patients with bile duct cancer, also known as cholangiocarcinoma, has taken a 360 degree turn, offering new hope for patients. That’s according to Mitesh Borad, M.D., deputy director for Center for Individualized Medicine Biomarker Discovery Program at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus, Dr. Borad and his colleagues are using new […]

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Tags: #Dr. Mitesh Borad, #liver cancer, #targeted therapies, bile duct cancer, Biomarker Discovery Program, cholangiocarcinoma, fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitors, Genetic Testing, genomics, Liquid biopsy, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


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