Items Tagged ‘genomics’

November 30th, 2017

3 ways Mayo Clinic is advancing individualized approaches to breast cancer treatment

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

By Sharon Rosen and Susan Buckles Approximately one out of eight American women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. In the U.S., it is estimated that more than 315,000 women will be diagnosed this year with breast cancer. While statistics show fewer women are dying from the disease, breast cancer still remains the second […]

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Tags: #blood tests, #breast cancer screening, #cancer detection, #cancer treatment, #Dr. Ciara O'Sullivan, #Dr. Minetta Liu, #genetic factors, #individualized therapy, #liquid biopsies, #xenografts, Beauty Study, breast cancer


November 21st, 2017

Conner’s story: sharing family history and genetic testing lead to better health for young boy and his father

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

National Family Health History Day is on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23. While you enjoy time with your family during the holiday, it can also be a good time to learn about your family’s medical history. It could improve your health or detect conditions that run in the family. That was the case for Jeff and […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Miahcel Stephens, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #ulcerative colitis, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, DNA Testing, Genetic Testing, genomics, individualized medicine, lynch syndrome, mayo clinic


October 10th, 2017

#CIMCon 17 is underway

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

“Genomic medicine is already part of mainstream medical care,” says  A. Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., in his opening remarks at the sixth Individualizing Medicine 2017: Advancing Care Through Genomics, a conference hosted by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. Dr. Stewart, the Carlson and Nelson director of the Center for Individualized Medicine, kicked off the conference yesterday […]

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Tags: #cell-free DNA testing, #CIMCon17, #Dr. David Ledbetter, #Geisinger Health System, #genomic testing, #Individualizing Medicine Conference 2017, #liquid biopsies, #MyCode Community Health Initiative, #rare diseases, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Keith Stewart


September 27th, 2017

A genetic approach to cancer treatment

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Kristin Clift The medical community has historically defined and treated cancer based on where it is found in the body, such as the breast, lung or colon. So what has changed?  The FDA has recently started to approve treatments based on the genetic makeup of cancer rather than where the cancer is located. […]

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Tags: #cancer treatment, #CIMCon17, #DNA analysis, #Genetic Epidemiology and Risk Assessment Program, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #targeted therapies, Advanced Cancer, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Alexander Parker, Genetic Testing


September 19th, 2017

How does a genomic tumor board impact patient care?

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

The outcomes from a Mayo Clinic study published in Oncotarget found value in having an established genomic tumor board, and using genomics for certain patients. The experience of the Genomic Tumor Board has promoted an evolution in the practice according to Alan Bryce, M.D., a Mayo Clinic oncologist, and co-first author on the study. “There […]

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Tags: #cancer treatment, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Jan Egan, #genetic testing fees, #Genomic analysis, #Genomic Tumor Board, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #targeted therapies, Advanced Cancer, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alan Bryce


September 14th, 2017

Q and A: How has genomics led to precision cancer care?

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

How has cancer care changed with advances in genomic medicine? For example, for patients diagnosed with melanoma today, will their treatment options be different than those that were available 10 or 15 years ago? These are some of the questions we posed to  Aleksandar Sekulic, M.D., Ph.D., associate director, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, […]

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Tags: #cancer treatment, #Genomic analysis, #pharmacogenomics testing, #targeted therapies, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic, Genetic Testing, genomics, mayo clinic, medical research, Melanoma


August 31st, 2017

The Grand Challenge: using supercomputers to speed diagnosis and treatment

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

If you are a cancer patient who has exhausted all standard treatment options, a one day turnaround of your DNA testing results could make a big difference in your search for new, individualized treatment options. Mayo Clinic envisions just that: using supercomputers that are so fast and efficient they can interpret your DNA sequence in […]

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Tags: #big data challenges, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Eric Wieben, #Dr. Timothy Nelson, #Dr. Timothy Olson, #genetic data analysis, #Genomic data, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #Mathieu Wiepert, Big Data, center for individualized medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine


August 15th, 2017

A lifesaving discovery – what one physician learned from his genetic test results

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

When Michael Stephens, M.D. joined other researchers in Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine in having their genomes sequenced, he expected to learn a few minor facts. But, what he found was a major health issue that had been hidden in his genes. Test results revealed Dr. Stephens had a genetic variant that increases his risk […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Michael Stephens, #genetic disorders, #malignant hyperthermia, #pharmacogenomics testing, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, genomics, mayo clinic, medical research, PGx, pharmacogenomics


August 10th, 2017

Genetic tests + coordinated care + research = hope for patients with a genetic neurological disease

By susanbuckles susanbuckles

Life with an inherited disease sometimes brings unexpected twists and turns. Five-year-old Gus Erickson has navigated the gyrations with the help of Mayo Clinic’s Neurofibromatosis Clinic. Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerve tissue. Those tumors can develop anywhere in the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and […]

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Tags: #Center for Individualized Mediicine, #rare diseases, Dr. Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, Genetics, genomics, mayo clinic, neurofibromatosis


August 2nd, 2017

Expanding the search: genetic testing reveals new targets, treatment options for cancer patients

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Researchers in Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine are using new genetic tests developed at Mayo Clinic to find more effective therapies for cancer patients who have not benefited from standard treatment and are running out of options. The new tests look at a broader range of genetic characteristics than many standard tests. As a […]

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Tags: #3-d models, #boimarker, #CIMCon17, #DNA analysis, #Dr. Aaron Mansfield, #Dr. George Vasmatizis, #genetic variations, #liquid biopsies, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, genomics, Lung Cancer


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