Items Tagged ‘Genetic Testing’

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


April 16, 2018

15 ways genomics is impacting our lives: Genomic literacy and pharmacogenomics

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

To apply important genomic research at the point of care, medical providers and patients must first understand it. That fact spotlights the need for “Genomics 101” type of education to help the medical community keep up with newest discoveries. Genomic literacy – explaining scientific findings in understandable terms – is one goal of the ‘15 […]

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Tags: 15for15, DNA Day 18, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Dr. Timothy Curry, Genetic Testing, Genetics, Genomic literacy, genomics, GLEE initiative, Human Genome Project, individualized medicine


March 13, 2018

Researchers seeking to understand families at risk for cancer

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

March is colorectal cancer awareness month — a time to look at the new role of genetics in preventing and treating a common form of cancer that often runs in families. Physician-researchers within Mayo Clinic’s Hereditary Cancer Clinic are seeking to usher in a new era of identification and prevention for those with inherited risk […]

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Tags: #ColorectalCancer, DNA Testing, Dr. Douglas Riegert-Johnson, Dr. Niloy"Jewel" Samadder, Genetic Testing, hereditary cancer, Inherited cancer, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Precision Medicine


February 27, 2018

Pharmacogenomic testing helps children with acid reflux disease find relief

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Many people have occasional acid reflux or heartburn after eating a heavy or spicy meal. But for children and adults with acid reflux disease, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the symptoms are more frequent and severe. These patients often experience vomiting, diarrhea and persistent burning in their stomach after eating. Many also experience […]

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Tags: #acid reflux disease, #anti-acid therapy, #Clinomics Program, #Dr. Imad Absah, #gastroesophageal reflux disease, #GERD, #PGx pilot study, #PGx testing, #pharmacogenomic testing, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Genetic Testing


February 13, 2018

New international practice guidelines for using tamoxifen to treat breast cancer

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

An international group of clinicians and scientists representing the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) published the first-ever clinical practice guideline for using CYP2D6 genotype to guide tamoxifen therapy in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Tamoxifen is a hormonal agent used for the prevention and treatment of premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancer that is estrogen receptor positive. […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #clinical guidelines, #Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium, #CYP2D6 geneotype, #estrogen receptor positive breast cancer, #tamoxifen, #targeted therapies, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Matthew Goetz, Genetic Testing


February 13, 2018

Genetic cardiovascular disease: Is your family at risk?

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

With cardiovascular disease a leading cause of death, it’s fair to say that many people have been touched by this disorder. Maybe a family member died suddenly of a heart attack, or a friend suffered a disabling stroke. February is American Heart Month, a great time to talk about the precision approach Mayo Clinic Center […]

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Tags: #Familial hypercholesterolemia, #FH, #Genetic risk, #High cholesterol, #Mayo Clinic Department of Cardioscular Diseases, #Mayo Clinic Department of Clinical Genomics, #Stroke, Cardiovascular Disease, Dr. Iftikhar Kullo, Genetic Testing, heart attack, Heart Disease


February 6, 2018

A new approach to heart disease: individualized therapies for men and women

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

February is American Heart Month. According to DeLisa Fairweather, Ph.D., it’s a critical time in the fight against heart disease, the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. She and her research team at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus are taking a new approach – they’re exploring how heart disease develops […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #Dr. DeLisa Fairweather, #inflammatory diseases, #Lupus, #myocarditis, #sex differences, #Translational Cardiovascular Disease Research Laboratory, #women's health, cardiomyopathy, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Genetic Testing


January 9, 2018

Twins take action: diagnosed with Tay-Sachs, sisters raise awareness to find treatment and a cure

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Many people have moments when they are clumsy – accidentally spilling things or stumbling when they walk. In hindsight, these events were early signs that twins Katie and Allie Buryk had late onset Tay-Sachs disease, a rare genetic disorder. But it wasn’t until one day when the two sisters were home from college that their […]

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Tags: #Allie Buryk, #Dr. Marc Patterson, #Katie Buryk, #Mayo Clinic Individualized Medicine Clinic, #National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association, #rare diseases, #rare genetic disorders, #Tay-Sachs disease, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, medical research


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