Items Tagged ‘hereditary cancer’

December 31, 2018

The growing role of genetic nurses: educating, empowering patients

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

As genetic sequencing has become faster and cheaper, more people are considering predictive genetic testing to identify their future risk for disease, with the goal of taking charge of their health. Yet many face the challenge of understanding which genetic testing option would fit their health goals. While genetic counselors have traditionally helped patients through […]

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Tags: #Corinne Berg, #genetic counselor shortage, #genetic nurses, #Genetics education, #hereditary diseases, #hereditary heart disease, #predictive genomics, #preemptive pharmacogenomics, #Therese Hughes, DNA Testing, Genetic Counselors, genomics


August 27, 2018

Gerstner awards boost research into hereditary cancer, Parkinson’s disease

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Creating tools to detect cancer at an early stage and advancing research into the genetic links to Parkinson’s disease are focuses of the 2018 Gerstner Family Career Development Awards. This year’s winners are Niloy ‘Jewel’ Samadder, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo’s Arizona campus whose research focuses on inherited cancer, and Fabienne Fiesel, Ph.D., a neurosciences […]

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Tags: #Parkinson's disease, breast cancer, colon cancer, Dr. Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, Gertsner Family Career Development Awards, hereditary cancer, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, ovarian cancer, Pancreatic Cancer


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


Screening for Hereditary Cancers

July 9, 2013

Screening for Hereditary Cancers

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

  Looking back at Angelina Jolie’s very public announcement of her elective double mastectomy, we feel that now is a good time to remember the many other types of hereditary cancers, some of which are very preventable with early detection and intervention. Hereditary cancer types, such as Lynch syndrome and hereditary colon cancer are cases […]

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Tags: angelina jolie, cancer, colon cancer, gene sequencing, genome, genomics, hereditary, hereditary cancer, individualized medicine, lynch syndrome, personalized medicine


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