Items Tagged ‘genetic’

October 5th, 2015

Genes of Colon Cancer Recurrence Differs Among Blacks, Whites and Asians

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

  Excellent work in individualized medicine is being done throughout Mayo Clinic.  The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is one such place.  A recent study shows that colon cancer recurrence and survival rates differs among races.  The genetic makeup of colon cancer tumors varies among African-Americans, whites and Asians.  Here is the report: * * * […]

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Tags: cancer, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, Dr. Frank Sinicrope, Dr. Harry Yoon, genetic, Genetic Testing, individualized medicine, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


September 20th, 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


April 13th, 2015

Mayo Clinic Launches Eight Genetic Testing Panels for Cardiac Disorders

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Do you come from a family with a history of heart problems? Worried you may have inherited a cardiac condition? There’s great news coming out of Mayo Clinic to aid in diagnosing and managing these complex disorders. It’s just one more example of how all the Mayo Clinic teams are working together to improve the […]

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Tags: Brugada syndrome, Cardiac, cardiomyopathy, center for individualized medicine, dilated cardiomopthy, genetic, Genetic Testing, genomic medicine, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, long QT syndrome, Marfan syndrome, mayo clinic


February 10th, 2015

Building a National Cohort for Precision Medicine

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

    With the State of the Union announcement of the $215 Million Precision Medicine Initiative, one of the most exciting aspects of the Initiative was the call for a national cohort for research and genomic sequencing. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be hosting a two-day workshop starting tomorrow, February 11th, of which […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics, genome, genome science, Genome Sequencing, Genomic


January 30th, 2015

National Unveiling of Precision Medicine Initiative

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

  Former Medical Director of the Center for Individualized Clinic, Gianrico Farrugia, is currently in the East Room of the White House awaiting the unveiling of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Mayo Clinic is excited about the national focus on individualized medicine, and what the future holds with this $215 million investment. The Precision Medicine Initiative […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics, genome, genome science, Genome Sequencing, Genomic


January 22nd, 2015

The President’s Precision Medicine Plan & How it Might Help You

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

Article Originally Written for The Washington Post By Lenny Bernstein   In his hour-long State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama spent a few seconds announcing a “Precision Medicine Initiative,” but did little to explain what he has in mind. Background materials distributed by the White House show that Obama wants to invest […]

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Tags: Bioethics, biomarker, biomarkers, center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics, genome


Next Generation Sequencing Targeted RAS/RAF Gene Panel

January 15th, 2015

Next Generation Sequencing Targeted RAS/RAF Gene Panel

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

    Mayo Clinic has now developed, through utilizing next generation sequencing, a multi-gene panel to evaluate for somatic mutations within the BRAF, HRAS, NRAS, and KRAS genes associated with cancer. This test can be ordered to identify tumors that may respond to targeted therapies by assessing multiple gene targets simultaneously, mutations that may help determine prognosis for […]

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Tags: Bioethics, biomarker, biomarkers, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics


January 14th, 2015

Pharmacogenomics: Genomics and Drug Response

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

    Speaking at the Individualizing Medicine Conference 2014, Richard Weinshilboum, M.D. gives insight into how Pharmacogenomics is shaping health care to offer the right drug, to the right patient at the right time. Dr. Weinshilboum joined the staff of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., in 1972 after earning his M.D. degree at the University of […]

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Tags: Biobank, biomarker, biomarkers, center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics, genome


January 7th, 2015

Assurex Health Grows Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics with $30 M Financial Round

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

  Assurex Health, a personalized medicine company providing industry-leading treatment decision support to healthcare providers for behavioral health and chronic pain conditions, today announced that it has secured $30 million in equity financing from new and existing investors, according to Virginia C. Drosos, President and Chief Executive Officer. The financing will support increased clinical adoption and […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic, Genetics, genome, genome science, Genome Sequencing, Genomic


How Individualizing Breast Cancer Improved This Patient's Care

January 1st, 2015

How Individualizing Breast Cancer Improved This Patient’s Care

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

    Holly Boehle continues to reflect on the little things that make a difference in her care — the differentiators that brought her to Mayo Clinic and continue to give her hope today. Boehle of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was diagnosed with breast cancer nearly two years ago. Subsequently, she learned of Mayo Clinic’s care […]

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Tags: BEAUTY, Beauty Study, Bioethics, biomarker, biomarkers, center for individualized medicine, DNA, DNA Sequencing, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genetic


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