Items Tagged ‘Mayo Clinic Proceedings’

June 3, 2019

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

By 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


January 29, 2018

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing—a rapidly shifting landscape

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Direct-to-consumer genetic or over the counter testing emerged in the early 2000s as a means of allowing consumers to access information about their genetics without the involvement of a physician. While early models were popular with consumers, they were controversial in medical and regulatory circles. In the January 2018 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings authors […]

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Tags: #David Robinson, #DNA analysis, #Dr. Megan Allyse, #DTC genomic tests, #medical education, #Symposium on Precision Medicine, Bioethics, biomedical ethics, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Matthew Ferber, Dr. Richard Sharp, mayo clinic


December 7, 2017

Microbiome emerges at the frontier of precision medicine

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Our genes help determine what makes us unique, such as our eye color, height and whether we are left- or right-handed. But did you know that you also have a unique community of bacteria that live in and on your body, known as your microbiome? Research has shown that a person’s microbiome affects their health […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Eran Elinav, #Dr. Eran Segal, #gut mircrobiome, #Individualized Medicine 2017, #individualized treatment, #personalized diet, #probiotics, #symbiotics, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Heidi Nelson, Dr. Nicholas Chia


November 28, 2017

From pharmacogenomics to pharmaco-omics – individualized care for every patient

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

When prescribing a medication for you, your physician considers many factors, including your age, sex, weight and current health conditions. Now, add to that list your unique genetic characteristics. Your genes affect the way you respond to medications. Pharmacogenomics is a term used to describe the use of genomic information to help select the right […]

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Tags: #drug-gene interactions, #pharmacogenomics testing, #RIGHT 10K study, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Liewei Wang, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, pharmacogenomics


November 7, 2017

Twenty-first century precision medicine cancer care

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

As genomic sequencing has become faster and less expensive, physicians have used this new technology to guide and manage care for patients with cancer. Genomic testing, also known as genomic profiling, was initially used for patients with advanced cancer when standard therapy failed. The goal of the testing was to identify unique genetic characteristics of […]

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Tags: #cancer treatment, #Dr. Mitesh Borad, #genetic panel tests, #Genomic profiling, #targeted therapies, #tissue biopsy, #tumor sequencing, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Patricia LoRusso, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


July 19, 2017

Genetic testing for earlier diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

If you are one of the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, you know about the painful, swollen and stiff joints that are common symptoms of this chronic inflammatory disorder. Mayo Clinic has been a leader in discovering biomarkers – indicators of health and disease – that link rheumatoid arthritis to the […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Carla Wijbrandts, #Dr. Paul-Peter Tak, #drug response, #drug safety, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, biomarkers, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Eric Matteson, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


June 16, 2017

Genetic testing helps guide diagnosis and treatment for digestive and liver diseases

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Many disorders of the digestive tract and liver can cause chronic, debilitating symptoms that begin in infancy or early childhood and require treatment to prevent the disease from progressing. Mayo Clinic is the first medical center to integrate genomic testing into personalized care plans for patients with some digestive and liver diseases. Researchers have discovered […]

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Tags: #Dr. Lisa Boardman, #Dr. Michael Stephens, #Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinic, #gastrointestinal cancer, #gastrointestinal disorders, #gene panel testing, #Individualizing Medicine Clinic, #liver cancer, #medical resesarch, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Testing


April 14, 2017

Precision care for heart disease – a practical approach

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Heart disease can sometimes be a silent killer. Many of us know seemingly healthy people who’ve suddenly or unexpectedly had a heart attack. It can be shocking when people who are at a a healthy weight and exercise regularly die from heart disease that they never knew they had. Many forms of heart disease can […]

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Tags: #atrial fibrillation, #cardiology, #Dr. Iftkhar Kullo, #Dr. John Giudicessi, #Dr. Michael Ackerman, #drug-gene reactions, #familial cardiovascular diseases, #sudden cardiac death, #targeted therapies, center for individualized medicine, coronary heart disease, Genetic Testing


February 23, 2017

Using genetic testing to transform care for neurological disorders

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Our nervous system is made up of complex biological pathways that control everything we do, including breathing, thinking, speaking, moving and feeling. For patients suffering from a neurological disorder such as Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, nerve pain (neuropathy) and dementia, the symptoms of these conditions can impact many aspects of daily life. Some patients with unexplained […]

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Tags: #Dr. Christopher Klein, #neurological diseases, #neurological disorders, #neurology, #targeted panel testing, #Tatiana Faroud, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, whole exome sequencing, whole genome sequencing


March 7, 2016

Whole-Exome Sequencing: A Rational Approach for ‘Diagnostic Odyssey’ Patients

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

A new clinical study from the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine shows that whole-exome sequencing (WES) could serve as a viable diagnostic approach for identifying rare inherited diseases and providing a resolution for patients on a diagnostic odyssey.  WES is a laboratory process that determines, all at once, the entire unique DNA sequence (i.e., […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Individualized Medicine Clinic, IndividualizedMedicine, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Precision Medicine, whole exome sequencing


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