Items Tagged ‘Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology’

February 27, 2019

Bringing the promise of whole genome DNA sequencing to more patients

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

For people with a rare genetic disease, the path to a diagnosis can be a long, costly and painful journey. Often times, answers to unexplained conditions go undetected, because the underlying cause lies deep within a person’s genetic code, inaccessible to standard laboratory testing. Whole genome sequencing may unlock those answers by providing the most […]

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Tags: #Hutton Kearney Ph.D., #rare diseases, Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, whole genome sequencing

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

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