Items Tagged ‘#Mayo Clinic Biobank’

August 17th, 2017

Lessons from Henrietta Lacks’ story: improving research collaboration with patients, communities

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Stunned, surprised and moved – these are just some of the reactions people shared in a discussion on ethics, race and medicine after viewing the movie, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, at the Science at the Cinema event in Rochester, Minnesota held earlier this month. The film tells the compelling story of Henrietta Lacks, whose […]

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Tags: #African Descendants Mayo Employee Resource Group, #CIMCon17, #Dr. LaPrincess Brewer, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #Mary Gorfine, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, #Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Research Program, #Mayo Clinic Community Advisory Board, #Mayo Clinic Community Engaged Research Advisory Board, #Mayo Clinic Office of Community Engagement in Research, #Nasra Giama, #Rochester Public Library


August 8th, 2017

All of Us Research Program: An Update from Eric Dishman, NIH

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

For Eric Dishman, “precision medicine” is not an abstract concept – it is part of his personal story and his mission to improve medical care. Diagnosed with a rare kidney cancer at age 19, Dishman underwent 23 years of treatment that included chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy before genetic testing revealed the right therapy to treat […]

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Tags: #Eric Dishman, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, All of Us Research Program, Biospecimens, center for individualized medicine, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, medical research, National Institutes of Health, NIH, personalized medicine


October 27th, 2016

Mayo Clinic biorepository earns high accreditation honors

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Biospecimens, such as tissue, blood and plasma, provide a window into health and disease. They are used in research to improve patient care – from finding genomic links to disease, to testing new drugs or developing new therapies. So it is essential that biospecimens be stored in biorepositories that maintain the highest quality standards to […]

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Tags: #Biorepository accreditation, #College of American Pathologists, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, #PrecisionMedicine, Biobank, Biorepository, Biospecimens, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, individualized medicine, mayo clinic


October 25th, 2016

Getting It RIGHT — Individualized Medicine Is Getting Very Personal

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

10,000 people help answer a basic individualized medicine question Nearly 1 out of every 3 American adults has high blood pressure. About 70 percent of them take medication for their condition, but only half have it under control. Why? The answer gets to the heart of individualized medicine: Because each person has a unique genetic […]

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Tags: #Dr. Jennifer St. Sauver, #electronic medical record, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, #Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, #PrecisionMedicine, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, PGx, pharmacogenomics, RIGHT Protocol


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