Items Tagged ‘Mayo Clinic Cancer Center’

November 5, 2018

Pharmacogenomics: finding the right drug, dose for cancer therapy

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Each year, nearly 300,000 patients receive the lifesaving chemotherapy 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) to treat many types of cancer, including colorectal, breast, bowel, skin, pancreatic, and esophageal cancer. While it can be an effective treatment, it doesn’t work for everyone. In fact, up to 30 percent of those who receive the standard dose can have serious, life-threatening […]

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Tags: #5-fluorouracil, #5-FU chemotherapy, #chemotherapy side effects, #DPYD gene, #drug-gene interactions, #gene verifier model, breast cancer, chemotherapy, colorectal cancer, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


June 19, 2018

Mayo Clinic discovers genetic links to pancreatic cancer

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult forms of cancer to diagnose and treat. For many patients, the disease is not treatable through surgery and standard chemotherapy. New research published in JAMA, supported in part through the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine,  gives insight into the underlying genetic links to pancreatic cancer.  Senior […]

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Tags: #Dr. Fergus Couch, cancer genomics, Cancer Research, DNA Testing, Dr. Gloria Petersen, JAMA study, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualize Medicine, Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Pancreatic Cancer


March 15, 2017

Mayo breast cancer study provides critical information on tumor sequencing and response to chemotherapy

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Colette Gallagher, Public Affairs Mayo Clinic researchers reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute the results of the Breast Cancer Genome-Guided Therapy (BEAUTY) study designed to help researchers and physicians better understand why current standard chemotherapy stops breast cancer in some women but fails in others. Tumor sequencing is increasingly used to select […]

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Tags: #Breast Cancer Genome-Guided Therapy study, #DNA sequencing tests, #Journal of the National Cancer Institute, #tumor sequencing, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, chemotherapy, Dr. Judy Boughey, Dr. Matthew Goetz, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, medical research


October 5, 2015

Genes of Colon Cancer Recurrence Differs Among Blacks, Whites and Asians

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

  Excellent work in individualized medicine is being done throughout Mayo Clinic.  The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is one such place.  A recent study shows that colon cancer recurrence and survival rates differs among races.  The genetic makeup of colon cancer tumors varies among African-Americans, whites and Asians.  Here is the report: * * * […]

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Tags: cancer, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, Dr. Frank Sinicrope, Dr. Harry Yoon, genetic, Genetic Testing, individualized medicine, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


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