Items Tagged ‘lynch syndrome’

November 11, 2020

Conquering cancer by targeting its genetic abnormalities

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Joanne Garnett has harrowing memories of that life-changing day back in 1981. She was a 39-year-old land use planner living in Wyoming when she received a call from her doctor confirming she had uterine cancer.  “I was shocked, and it was strange because I didn’t fit any profile for uterine cancer,” Garnett recalls. “I got […]

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Tags: BRCA2, genetic, Genetic Testing, hereditary cancer, lynch syndrome


August 12, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Could population genetic screening improve public health?

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Hereditary BRCA-related breast and ovarian cancer, Lynch syndrome and familial hypercholesterolemia are estimated to be relatively prevalent in the general population but poorly found using traditional risk screening. In a typical medical practice, genetic testing for these conditions is based on personal or family history, ethnic background or other demographic characteristics, that may not always […]

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Tags: #Familial hypercholesterolemia, breast cancer, Dr. Matthew Ferber, lynch syndrome, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, ovarian cancer, population health genomics, Research


June 3, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Identifying hereditary cancer risk: genetic testing can lead to better screening, earlier treatment

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Do you have family members who have been diagnosed with gastrointestinal, breast or ovarian cancer? According to a recent Mayo Clinic study, nearly 5% to 10% of these cancers can be hereditary. That’s why it is important to share your family medical history with your physician, who can determine if you and your family members […]

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Tags: #cancer risk, #Center for Individualized Mediicine, #gastrointestinal cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, Dr. Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, Genetic Testing, genomics, hereditary cancer, lynch syndrome, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


March 12, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Colon cancer awareness: A new era in cancer detection and treatment

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time to focus on one of the most common and preventable forms of cancer. Mayo Clinic is applying a new genomic lens to colorectal and other cancers to identify which are the types that run in families. The answer to that could open new treatment options and also […]

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Tags: #Hereditary colorectal cancer, Dr. Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, hereditary cancer, lynch syndrome, Mayo Clinic Arizona campus, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


November 21, 2017 · Leave a Comment

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

By Sharon Rosen 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


March 23, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Genetics and biology hold the keys to better screening, treatment of colon cancer

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Colon cancer is the fourth most common form of cancer diagnosis in America. However, it is very treatable when caught in early stages. Throughout the month of March, Mayo Clinic is enlisting the help of a giant inflatable colon to help patients learn firsthand how colon cancer develops and the key role that screening plays […]

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Tags: #Colon cancer screening, #colon cancer treatment, #Colon display, #Dr. Thorvardur Halfdanarson, #inherited colon cancer, #Katie Agre, #Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Program, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, Dr. Nicholas Chia, Genetic Counselor


September 5, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Molecular Biomarkers to Inform Adjuvant Therapy for Lynch Syndrome

By AJ Montpetit AJ Montpetit (@ajmontpetit)

The most common hereditary colon cancer disorder, Lynch syndrome, increases the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) and are usually caused by germline mutations in 1 of 4 mismatch repair (MMR) genes: MLH1, MSH2, MSH6 and PMS2. Identifying people who are at risk is important for their care, as well as the care of members of […]

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Tags: biomarker, biomarkers, cancer, colorectal cancer, Genetics, genome, genomics, individualized medicine, lynch syndrome, molecular biomarkers


July 9, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Screening for Hereditary Cancers

By Center for Individualized Medicine 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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