Items Tagged ‘Genetic Testing’

November 14, 2019

Genetic counselors offer a human experience, guidance for patients

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

On Thursday, November 14, we celebrated Genetic Counselor Awareness Day to recognize the important role genetic counselors play in educating patients, physicians and the community on the continually advancing field of genetic testing. “Mayo Clinic genetic counselors are those members of the health care team who are specially trained to guide patients through the testing […]

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Tags: #genetic disorders, #hereditary diseases, #Mayo Clinic Department of Clinical Genomics, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Counselor Awareness Day, Genetic Counselors, Genetic Testing, genomics, Jessica Tarnowski, Joan Steyermark, mayo clinic, preemptive genetic testing


October 23, 2019

Finding the needle in the haystack: a tool for rare inherited diseases

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman

Individualized medicine has had notable success in identifying DNA mutations that cause cancer. But rare inherited diseases pose an even bigger challenge. Like a needle in a haystack, the cause of a rare inherited disease is often deeply buried, in the DNA that comprises genes or controls their expression. Now however, Mayo Clinic’s Center for […]

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Tags: #Gavin Oliver, biioinformatics, center for individualized medicine, fusion transcript detection, fusion transcription, Genetic Testing, genomics, inherited rare diseases, mayo clinic, RNA sequencing


October 21, 2019

What men need to know about breast cancer risk

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

Male breast cancer is a rare disease, comprising 1% of all breast cancers, but the number of men diagnosed is on the rise. “And there is an increasing appreciation of differences in the tumor biology of female breast cancer versus male breast cancer,” says Siddhartha Yadav, M.D., co-author of a Mayo Clinic study published in […]

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Tags: Genetic Testing, genomics, hereditary breast cancer, hereditary cancer, Male breast cancer, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Sarah Kroc, Siddhartha Yadav


October 4, 2019

Individualized diets help patients with inherited metabolic disorders

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Solving a puzzle to find the right diet and nutrition supplements to maintain health – that’s how Suzanne Boyer describes her role as a dietitian In the Inborn Errors of Metabolism Clinic within Mayo Clinic’s Department of Clinical Genomics. She works alongside physicians, geneticists and genetic counselors to develop individualized diet prescriptions for patients with […]

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Tags: #Dr. Brendan Lanpher, #individualized diets, #Mayo Clinic Department of Clinical Genomics, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, genomics, individualized nutrition plans, inherited metabolic disorders, maple syrup urine disease, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Inborn Errors of Metabolism Clinic, metabolic disorders


August 27, 2019

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

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

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 Barbara J. Toman

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 Sharon Rosen

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 Sharon Rosen

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 Sharon Rosen

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 Sharon Rosen

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


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