Items Tagged ‘Melanoma’

July 25, 2019

Antoni Ribas, M.D., Ph.D. – leading melanoma researcher to speak at #CIMCON19

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Sara Damore Melanoma is an aggressive skin cancer caused by extensive sun exposure and the fifth most common cancer in the U.S. If detected and treated early, the survival rates for melanoma are high (98%). However, once the cancer spreads to other areas of the body, survival rates for malignant melanoma drop dramatically […]

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Tags: #CIMCon19, #skin cancer, BRAF gene, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Antoni Ribas, geenetics, genomics, Herpes virus, immunotherapy, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, Melanoma


July 18, 2019

NCI-MATCH – targeting therapy to each patient’s unique cancer

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Sara Damore As DNA sequencing technology helps bring genetic factors driving disease into focus, researchers have developed new cancer therapies to target a patient’s unique cancer, especially for those who do not respond to standard therapy. The National Cancer Institute’s Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice (NCI-MATCH) program is playing a critical role in […]

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Tags: #CIMCon19, #Mayo Cllinic, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alan Bryce, Dr. Funda Meric-Bernstam, Genetic Sequencing, Genetic Testing, Individualizing Medicine Conference 2019, lymphoma, MD Anderson, Melanoma


May 29, 2019

Individualizing Medicine 2019 Conference – practical precision cancer care approaches for your patients

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Amidst the demands of providing care for patients with cancer, it can be challenging for oncologists and their care teams to keep up with the rapidly evolving field of genomics. Practical ways to apply the latest precision medicine discoveries is the focus of this year’s Individualizing Medicine Conference: Precision Cancer Care through Immunotherapy and Genomics, […]

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Tags: #CAR T-cell therapy, #CIMCon19, biliary cancer, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alan Bryce, familial cancer syndromes, hematologic cancers, immunotherapies, Individualizing Medicine Conference 2019, Lung Cancer, lymphoma


May 15, 2018

Arresting melanoma’s molecular drivers

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Barbara Toman Melanoma, the skin cancer often associated with sun exposure, is on the rise and has no reliable cure. May is National Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, aimed at increasing early detection and treatment of this aggressive disease. Mayo Clinic is at the forefront of these efforts. The Center for Individualized Medicine […]

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Tags: #Dr. Minetta Liu, #skin cancer, cancer genomics, DNA Testing, Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic, Liquid biopsy, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Melanoma


October 3, 2017

Liquid biopsies: detecting and treating cancer sooner

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

What if a blood test could discover cancer before a tumor first appears or before the first signs of cancer recurrence are seen by a radiology study? In fact, these types of blood tests, often called liquid biopsies, are already changing clinical care for patients with cancer. Researchers and physicians in Mayo Clinic Center for […]

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Tags: #blood tests, #cancer treatment, #cell-free DNA testing, #CIMCon17, #circulating tumor cells, #Dr. Minetta Liu, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #liquid biopsies, Advanced Cancer, breast cancer, cancer, cancer screening


September 14, 2017

Q and A: How has genomics led to precision cancer care?

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

How has cancer care changed with advances in genomic medicine? For example, for patients diagnosed with melanoma today, will their treatment options be different than those that were available 10 or 15 years ago? These are some of the questions we posed to  Aleksandar Sekulic, M.D., Ph.D., associate director, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, […]

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Tags: #cancer treatment, #Genomic analysis, #pharmacogenomics testing, #targeted therapies, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic, Genetic Testing, genomics, mayo clinic, medical research, Melanoma


July 11, 2017

A perfect match – student’s summer research provides a glimpse into a career in precision medicine

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Curiosity, creativity and a passion for improving health care, one patient at a time – these are qualities that Madelyn O’Gorman strives to bring to her work as a summer undergraduate research fellow (SURF) in the Center for Individualized Medicine. O’Gorman has returned to Mayo Clinic for her second summer as one of 13 University […]

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Tags: #bioengineering, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Alexander Meves, #Dr. Alma Bridges, #Dr. Julia Lehman, #Dr. Saranya Wyles, #Dr. Stephen Ekker, #Dr. Tamas Ordog, #Dr. Vera Suman, #Madelyn O'Gorman, #Mayo Clinic and University of Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare, #skin cancer


December 2, 2016

What is precision medicine? New tools for better diagnosis, treatment and prevention

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

You’ve undoubtedly heard the term, “the promise of precision medicine.”  But, what does that mean and how will it impact your own health? Aleksandar Sekulic, M.D., Ph.D., assistant director, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, recently spoke to a group of patients on Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minn. to answer these questions. New treatments […]

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Tags: #DNA sequencing costs, #PrecisionMedicine, #RIGHT 10K study, #targeted therapies, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic, mayo clinic, Melanoma, PGx, pharmacogenomics


August 11, 2016

Gerstner Family Career Development Awards Support Future Leaders in Precision Medicine Research

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

At the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, our mission is to discover and integrate the latest in genomic, molecular and clinical sciences into personalized care for patients. We ensure that this mission will be carried forward by future researchers by supporting young investigators, who bring new ideas and skills to this critical effort. The […]

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Tags: #Dr. Alexander Meves, #Dr. Nadine Norton, #Gerstner Family Career Development Award, #HER2-positive breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Melissa Murray, Gerstner Family Foundation, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Melanoma


May 10, 2016

Protein May Predict Response to Immunotherapy in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Biomedical research is a large part of the mission at Mayo Clinic and here at the Center for Individualized Medicine, as we wrote about in a recent blog. News of a study that was funded in part by the Center’s Biomarker Discovery Program was just announced that may help immunotherapy for patients with metastatic melanoma.  […]

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Tags: Bim, Bim protein, biomarker, Biomarker Discovery Program, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Haidong Dong, Dr. Roxana Dronca, immunotherapy, Melanoma, Metastatic melanoma


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