Items Tagged ‘#Mayo Clinic Biobank’

July 30, 2019

Community voices guide use of biobank samples in research

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Caitlin Doran Mayo Clinic supports biobanks — large collections of patient biological samples—near each of its three campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, with the goal of advancing research to broaden the understanding of health and disease. Paired with each biobank, Mayo fields a community advisory board (CAB), whose members are recruited from […]

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Tags: #Arizona State University, #Bioethics at the Cinema, #Center for Individualized Medicine Bioethics Program, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, #Mountain Park Health Center, #Rochester Public Library, #Sangre Por Salud Biobank, Barry Hall, Bioethics, center for individualized medicine, Community Advisory Boards, community outreach


June 28, 2019

Can BioBanks Help Close Gaps in Health Outcomes?

By Barbara J. Toman barbaratoman

By definition, personalized medicine requires diversity. One-size-fits-all doesn’t work for every individual, especially members of groups that are medically underserved. In collaboration with Arizona State University and Mountain Park Health Center (MPHC) in Phoenix, Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine has created a biobank to enhance the diversity of Mayo’s medical research. Sangre Por Salud (Spanish for […]

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Tags: #Arizona State University, #diabetes, #disease risk, #Dr. Richard Caselli, #Giovanna Moreno Garzon, #Health Disparities, #high blood pressure, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, #Mountain Park Health Center, #obesity, #Sangre Por Salud, #underserved populations


September 4, 2018

Preemptive genetic testing: could it help you take charge of your health?

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

A blood pressure check, an immunization and a cholesterol test – these are all parts of your routine medical care. Someday, a genetic test to identify your risk for developing disease may also be added to the list. In fact, researchers believe that day is fast approaching thanks to the rapid advances in genomic medicine. […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #DNA sequencing tests, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, #pre-emptive genetic testing, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, medical research, whole genome sequencing


June 4, 2018

Banking on Improved Health

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Barbara Toman Just as money in the bank boosts your financial well-being, biobanks have the power to impact your health. Think of biobank samples as assets that researchers can draw upon to improve disease treatments. One such withdrawal from the Mayo Clinic Biobank yielded a key breakthrough in diabetes research. Adrian Vella, M.D., […]

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Tags: #All of Us Research Program biobank, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, All of Us Research Program, Diabetes research, Dr. Adrian Vella, Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, Genomic Research, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, medical research


August 17, 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 8, 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 27, 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 25, 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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