Items Tagged ‘genomic medicine’

June 1, 2016

Researchers Identify Best Drug Therapy for Rare, Aggressive, Pancreatic Cancer

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

Genomic research and the application of individualized medicine are wide-spread throughout Mayo Clinic. The ability to collaborate in teams helps drive discovery, translation and application of medical breakthroughs. We are unrelenting in our search for new solutions. Right now, there are over 11,000 human studies under way across Mayo for devastating health conditions, and many […]

View full entry

Tags: BRCA-2, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Gerardo Colon-Otero, Dr. Jason Hall, Dr. John Copland, genomic medicine, Genomic Research, mayo clinic, oxaliplatin, Pancreatic Cancer


May 3, 2016

Improving Clinical Outcomes by Looking at Individual Response to Drug Therapies

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

Pharmacogenomics — prescribing medications based on a person’s genomic information — is one area of precision medicine that can offer an immediate impact on improving a patient’s care.  People metabolize different drugs at different rates, some faster, some slower.  On occasion, a specific drug may have devastating consequences to a patient.  Pharmacogenomics, or PGx as we […]

View full entry

Tags: #CIMCon2016, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Julie Johnson, genomic medicine, IGNITE network, IM Conference, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Conference, Individualized Medicine Conference 2016, pharmacogenomics, Precision Medicine, University of Florida


March 3, 2016

Individualizing Medicine Conference 2016: Mark Your Calendars for October 5-6

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

Time off, travel plans, hotel reservations. These things don’t happen at the last minute. If you’re interested in genomic medicine and how precision medicine is being applied in health care today, you should be planning now to join us at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., for the 2016 Individualizing Medicine Conference. The dates are October […]

View full entry

Tags: #CIMCon2016, Biomarker Discovery, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Epigenomics, genomic medicine, individualized medicine, individualizing medicine conference, individualizing medicine conference 2016, microbiome, pharmacogenomics


February 29, 2016

Precision Medicine, Part Three: Cost and Time No Longer Barriers to Sequencing

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

This is the final installment of a three-part series on What Is Precision Medicine, another of the Center for Individualized Medicine’s attempt to explain and introduce precision medicine to an audience that may just be coming to the topic. Part one explored “From Double Helix to Health Care,” and part two looked at “Benefits of […]

View full entry

Tags: Amy Miller, center for individualized medicine, CMS, genomic medicine, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Conference 2015, insurance, Medicare, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine


February 25, 2016

Giving Voice to Those with Rare Diseases

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

Join us in supporting Rare Disease Day on February 29 The news can hit like a tsunami, bringing devastation and grief when parents realize all the hopes and dreams they have for a child have been replaced by the words, “rare disease.” The news can also bring relief, the end of a diagnostic odyssey that […]

View full entry

Tags: Angelman syndrome, center for individualized medicine, Dustin Bennett, genomic medicine, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine, rare disease, Rare Disease Day, Stacy Carlson


January 22, 2016

Genomic Rearrangement Drives Pancreatic Cancer

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

Pancreatic cancer remains the fourth leading cause of cancer-associated deaths in the United States. While prognosis has improved for other major cancers thanks to early diagnosis, better therapies and a more comprehensive knowledge of genetic factors, death rates from pancreatic cancer continue to rise. Roughly 90 percent of pancreatic cancers are ductal pancreatic adenocarcinomas (PDAC) […]

View full entry

Tags: biomarker, Biomarker Discovery Program, biomarkers, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. George Vasmatzis, genomic medicine, NIH, Pancreatic Cancer


October 19, 2015

Genomics Moves from the Lab to the Doctor’s Office

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

Here is a great article from Diana Brazzell about how genomic medicine is moving from the researcher’s laboratory to the doctor’s office where the patient receives better treatment.  This post was originally published last week on Footnote, a website that brings academic research and ideas to a broader audience. Footnote plans two future articles on […]

View full entry

Tags: cancer, center for individualized medicine, Diana Brazzell, Dr. Alexander Parker, Footnote, Footnote Media, Genetic Testing, genomic medicine, Individualized Medicine Clinic, predictive medicine


September 22, 2015

Individualizing Medicine Conference 2015: Day Two Recap

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

We’re about to embark on “the most exciting decade in genomics,” J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., told attendees in the closing keynote address at the 2015 Individualizing Medicine Conference: From Promise to Practice. None of the 800 people gathered in Rochester, Minn., for the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine’s fourth annual conference on genomic medicine […]

View full entry

Tags: cancer, Cathy Wurzer, Dr. Alexander Parker, Dr. David Litwack, Dr. Edison Liu, Dr. J. Craig Venter, Dr. Stephen Quake, Genome Sequencing, genomic medicine, genomics, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Conference 2015


August 20, 2015

Pharmacogenomics: The Future of Prescribing Could Reside in Your DNA

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

In the era of modern medicine, the standard of health care is constantly improving. But what happens when a patient does not respond to standard treatment? Why does chemotherapy work effectively against cancer in some patients, but not in others? Why do some patients experience adverse reactions to medication? The key to unlocking these mysteries […]

View full entry

Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, genomic medicine, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Conference 2015, M.D., pharmacogenomics, Precision Medicine, Richard Weinshilboum


July 31, 2015

Mayo Clinic Study Uncovers Key Differences Among ALS Patients

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

ALS, or amyotrophic laterals sclerosis, is a devastating disease for thousands of people in the country. Rapidly progressive, invariably fatal, ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. It attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles (muscle action we are able to control, such as […]

View full entry

Tags: ALS, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, amyotrophic laterals sclerosis, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Hu Li, Dr. Leonard Petrucelli, genomic medicine, Lou Gehrig's disease, Mayo Clinic Florida, RNA, RNA defects


Contact Us · Privacy Policy