Items Tagged ‘Genetic Testing’

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


March 26, 2019

Lifesaving information – genetic testing reveals risk, steps to prevent aortic dissection

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Stephanie Van Doren never realized that taking 30 mile bike rides in the Florida heat was putting her life at risk. But, care for digestive problems also uncovered that she was at risk for an aortic dissection, a potentially fatal condition that could occur with intense exercise. Her care team at Mayo Clinic’s campus in […]

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Tags: #aortic dissection, #Dr. Timothy Woodward, #family medical history, #genetic risk factors, #hereditary diseases, #Sarah Macklin, #Stephanie Van Doren, #thoracic aortic aneurysm, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic


February 21, 2019

Once a patient, now a research fellow: Kelsey Stuttgen, Ph.D. is paying compassion forward

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

One minute the young girl was skiing; the next she had fallen, had severe pain in her leg and was rushed to the hospital. It could have been a scary time filled with questions about the road ahead. But for Kelsey Stuttgen, Ph.D., the compassionate care delivered by her orthopedic surgeon and care team at […]

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Tags: #Dr. Edward Hicks, #Dr. Kelsey Stuttgen, #Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Research Program, Bioethics, Genetic Testing, genomics, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


September 17, 2018

CIMCON18 — how genomics discovery is transforming individualized care and the path forward

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Mining information deeper than genomics, understanding factors linked to disease, analyzing big data, and addressing the challenges of bringing all this information together to advance patient care – these were some of the themes featured at the Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care through Genomics held in Rochester, Minnesota, Sept. 12-13, and sponsored by the Mayo […]

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Tags: #All of Us Research Program biobank, #CAR T-cell therapy, #CIMCon18, #Dr. Eric Green, #Dr. Gabriel Krestin, #Dr. Manolis Kellis, #Dr. Michael Berger, #Dr. Nancy Cox, #Dr. Yi Lin, #Genomic data, All of Us Research Program, center for individualized medicine


September 4, 2018

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

By 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


June 21, 2018

Taking action: using pharmacogenomics testing to individualize care for colorectal cancer

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Every day, Pashtoon Kasi, M.D., M.B.B.S. is inspired by his patients with colorectal cancer to deliver the best, individualized care to meet their unique needs. As an oncologist at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida, Dr. Kasi is seeing many of the growing number of younger patients – those in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s – diagnosed with […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #clinical research, #drug-gene interactions, #Individualizing Medicine 2018, #medication side effects, #pharmacogenomics testing, #pre-emptive pharmacogenomics testing, center for individualized medicine, chemotherapy, colorectal cancer, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic


June 12, 2018

Harnessing the power of big data to uncover genetic risk for disease

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

There is no single gene that causes diabetes, bipolar disorder or Alzheimer’s disease, but there are genes linked to conditions that may occur before a patient eventually develops these disorders. What if researchers could identify individuals whose genetic makeup puts them at risk for developing disease so that physicians could intervene sooner and provide more […]

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Tags: #bipolar disorder, #CIMCon18, #computational genetics, #diabetes, #Dr. Nany Cox, #genetic data analysis, #Individualizing Medicine 2018, #Vanderbilt University Biobank, Alzheimer’s disease, Biobank, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing


June 7, 2018

The Human Genome Experience – Discover, eNgage, leArn

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Are you at risk for developing a hereditary cancer or rare disease? Do you have genetic factors that may affect the way you respond to certain medications? These are just some of the ways genetics may impact your health. Come learn about the genome – the complete set of instructions that help your body grow […]

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Tags: #Abraham Lincoln's DNA and Other Adventures, #Beyond the Diagnosis, #Genetic diseases, #genetic traits, #Genome exhibit, #Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, #medical education, #National Genome Research Institute, #Positive Exposure - The Spirit of Difference, #Rochester Art Center, #Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, #The Story Within


May 22, 2018

The latest advances in cancer care: from genomics to immunotherapy

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Precision medicine is helping identify new, individualized therapies for many different types of cancer, especially for patients whose tumors do not respond to standard therapy. There are many new discoveries on the horizon that offer new therapies for those who have exhausted all other options in cancer care. This year’s Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care […]

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Tags: #acute lymphocytic leukemia, #B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, #CAR T-cell therapy, #Dr. Michael Berger, #Dr. Yi Lin, #gene panel tests, #Genomics research, #individualized therapies, #Individualizing Medicine 2018: Advancing Care Through Genomics, #Memorial Sloan Kettering, #MSK-IMPACT, center for individualized medicine


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