Items Tagged ‘personalized medicine’

August 8th, 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


July 18th, 2017

Will health care improve if everybody has their DNA sequenced?

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Rapid advances in genomic testing have led to better screening and individualized treatments for many diseases, including rare genetic disorders and cancer. Now that genetic testing is becoming faster and less expensive, should it become part of routine medical care for healthy people? Should everyone have their DNA sequenced to learn the medically informative code […]

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Tags: #big data challenges, #CIMCon17, #genomic data analysis, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Keith Stewart, Genetic Testing, genomics, Healthcare, mayo clinic, medical research


July 3rd, 2017

Trying to quit smoking? Genetics may help find the right plan for success

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

After trying different methods, why do many people have difficulty quitting smoking? That’s a question Rachel Tyndale, Ph.D., is asking as part of her research into smoking cessation therapy. As senior scientist and head of the Pharmacogenetics Lab in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at University of Toronto, Dr. Tyndale is using molecular […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #DNA analysis, #Dr. J. Steven Leeder, #Dr. Rachel Tyndale, #drug-gene reactions, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #preemptive pharmacogenomics, #smoking cessation, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Eric Matey, Dr. Liewei Wang


May 23rd, 2017

Picture perfect: 3-D mammograms and molecular breast imaging – personalized approaches to breast cancer screening

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

A picture is worth a thousand words. While that saying may be true, for the more than 50 percent of all women who have dense breast tissue, a picture from traditional, 2-D mammography may not tell the full story about whether they have breast cancer. “Breast density is like the wolf in sheep’s clothing. Both […]

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Tags: #breast cancer screening, #dense breast tissue, #Dr. Deborah Rhodes, #MBI, #molecular breast imaging, #personalized therapies, #tomosynthesis, 2-D mammograms, 3-D mammograms, breast cancer, breast density, center for individualized medicine


May 5th, 2017

IM Conference: How your microbiome – the bacteria inside you – impacts your health

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

We each have our own unique microbial habitat – or community of bacteria within and on our bodies, called the microbiome. Investigators in the rapidly growing field of microbiome research are beginning to understand why changes in our microbiome – either from disease or environmental factors – can cause illness. These discoveries are already making […]

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Tags: #bacterial infections, #CIMCon17, #Dr. David Relman, #Dr. Rob Knight, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #microbes, center for individualized medicine, Gut Microbiome, mayo clinic, medical research, microbiome, personalized medicine


December 27th, 2016

4 tips for patients seeking individualized medicine

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

By Susan Buckles, Public Affairs The promise of precision medicine is becoming a reality as more doctors bring individualized therapies to the bedside. You or a family member could benefit if you suffer from illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, a rare undiagnosed disease or a genetics-based condition.  Individualized medicine, also known as precision or […]

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Tags: #Center for Individualized Mediicine, #Patient care, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Keith Stewart, Genetic Testing, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, medical research, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine


November 29th, 2016

4 ways individualized medicine can be applied immediately to patient care

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

By Susan Buckles, Public Affairs Individualized medicine is no longer the lore of science fiction. It is offering new hope for patients with cancer, heart disease, depression and rare diseases for which there historically have been no diagnosis or treatment. And that’s just the beginning. Individualized medicine, also known as precision or personalized medicine, is […]

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Tags: #DNA analysis, #individualized mediicne, #PrecisionMedicine, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Keith Stewart, mayo clinic, personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics


November 21st, 2016

Making a Difference: Students Are Inspired for Careers in Genetics, Precision Medicine

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Being a genetic counselor is almost like being a sleuth. Genetic counselors work alongside physicians to help patients understand how their genetic test results may provide answers to often mysterious illnesses. As DNA testing becomes a more routine part of patient care, the need for genetic counselors and other health care providers versed in genomics […]

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Tags: #Caer Rorher Vitek, #CIMCon16, #Dr. Kelsey Metzger, #Individualized Medicine 2016: Advancing Care Through Genomics, #individualized mediicne, #medical education, #Precision Mediicne, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, personalized medicine


National Institutes of Health Chooses Mayo Clinic for Biobank, But What Is a Biobank?

June 22nd, 2016

National Institutes of Health Chooses Mayo Clinic for Biobank, But What Is a Biobank?

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

On May 26, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Mayo Clinic $142 million over five years to serve as home for the 1-million-person Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) biobank. Precision Medicine Defined: Precision, or personalized medicine, is a model of care that customizes medical treatment to each individual. To illuminate differences and similarities in health […]

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Tags: Biobank, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Mine Cicek, Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, National Institutes of Health, NIH, personalized medicine, PMI, Precision Medicine, Precision Medicine Initiative


Early Bird Registration: Individualizing Medicine 2016 Conference

April 27th, 2016

Early Bird Registration: Individualizing Medicine 2016 Conference

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Are you looking for thought-provoking content, expert speakers and a dose of motivation in what precision medicine means today? If so, you should plan on attending “Individualizing Medicine 2016 Conference: Advancing Care Through Genomics,” presented by the Center for Individualized Medicine. The fifth annual genomics conference will be held October 5–6 at the Mayo Civic […]

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Tags: #CIMCon2016, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Keith Stewart, IM Conference, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Conference 2016, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine


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