Items Tagged ‘PGx’

August 15, 2017

A lifesaving discovery – what one physician learned from his genetic test results

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

When Michael Stephens, M.D. joined other researchers in Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine in having their genomes sequenced, he expected to learn a few minor facts. But, what he found was a major health issue that had been hidden in his genes. Test results revealed Dr. Stephens had a genetic variant that increases his risk […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Michael Stephens, #genetic disorders, #malignant hyperthermia, #pharmacogenomics testing, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, genomics, mayo clinic, medical research, PGx, pharmacogenomics


June 30, 2017

Pharmacogenomics – striving for safer, more effective drugs for you

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

At Mayo Clinic, pharmacogenomics – how your genes impact the way you process medications – is helping doctors to take the guess work out of selecting safer, more effective treatment for patients. Mayo researchers have been leaders in developing DNA tests and identifying drug-gene interactions that affect a patient’s response to many medications, such as […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #drug safety, #drug-gene reactions, #Karen Daggett, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Eric Matey, Dr. Liewei Wang, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Heart Disease, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Pharmacogenomics Program, medical research


March 3, 2017

Test reveals the right drug to help one patient manage panic attacks – finally

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

When it comes to medications, one size does not fit all. One of the areas where precision medicine has made the biggest impact is in developing tests to help physicians identify which medication will provide the greatest benefit and reduce harmful side effects for patients. Pharmacogenomics tests show how a patient’s genetic makeup impacts the […]

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Tags: #anti-anxiety medication, #drug-gene reactions, #primary scleroscing cholangitis, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, mayo clinic, medical research, PGx, pharmacogenomics


January 10, 2017

8 steps to implementing pharmacogenomics into your clinical practice

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Article by Susan Buckles, Public Affairs Change is rarely easy. Often times the more challenging the hurdles, the more rewarding are the results. Such may be the case with implementing pharmacogenomics, the practice of prescribing medications matched to your genetic makeup — medications that are most likely to work and have the fewest side effects. Mayo […]

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Tags: #Dr. Pedro Caraballo, #drug-gene reactions, #research model, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, medical research, PGx, pharmacogenomics


December 6, 2016

Pharmacogenomics: the Rx for success

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Patients would save time, money and untold suffering if they proactively have DNA testing to match medications to their individual genetic profiles, writes Konstantinos Lazaridis, M.D., assistant director of Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. It is likely not  uncommon for patients with a chronic medical condition to be on what he calls a “therapeutic […]

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Tags: #Center for Individualized Mediicne, #Genetic test results, #PrecisionMedicine, #RIGHT 10K study, DNA Testing, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, mayo clinic, PGx, pharmacogenomics


December 2, 2016

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

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

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


November 10, 2016

This Drug’s for You

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

One size does not fit all – especially when it comes to medications. Pharmacogenomics is the study of how your individual genetic characteristics impact your response to medications. The RIGHT study, done at Mayo Clinic, found that 99 percent of people studied had a genetic variation that affects how they respond to a drug therapy. […]

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Tags: #Dr. Robert Freimuth, #drug-gene reactions, #Genetic data, #PrecisionMedicine, #RIGHT 10K study, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Liewei Wang, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, mayo clinic, PGx, pharmacogenomics


October 25, 2016

Getting It RIGHT — Individualized Medicine Is Getting Very Personal

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

10,000 people help answer a basic individualized medicine question Nearly 1 out of every 3 American adults has high blood pressure. About 70 percent of them take medication for their condition, but only half have it under control. Why? The answer gets to the heart of individualized medicine: Because each person has a unique genetic […]

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Tags: #Dr. Jennifer St. Sauver, #electronic medical record, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, #Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, #PrecisionMedicine, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, PGx, pharmacogenomics, RIGHT Protocol


October 18, 2016

Embrace Pharmacogenomics in Your Practice

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Article by Rachel Guibert, Public Affairs Currently, a population with a given disease generally receives the same therapy for all patients. Pharmacogenomics will change this ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to drug treatments. Konstantinos Lazaridis, M.D., Eric Matey, Pharm.D., R.Ph., and Jeffrey Bishop, Pharm.D., M.S., B.C.P.P., are expecting a future practice reality in which clinicians will have every […]

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Tags: #Dr. Jeffrey Bishop, #drug-gene reactions, #preemptive pharmacogenomics, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Eric Matey, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, mayo clinic, PGx, pharmacogenomics


August 26, 2016

Three Key Takeaways from Pharmacogenomics Discussion in San Diego

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Article by Susan Buckles, Public Affairs Christopher Grilli, Pharm.D. and Adrijana Kekic, Pharm.D., of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine in Arizona shared their expertise in pharmacogenomics (PGx) at the Precision Medicine Leaders Summit 2016 earlier this month. They led a robust roundtable discussion at the summit in San Diego on PGx among physicians […]

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Tags: #CIMCon16, #Dr. Adrijana Kekic, #Dr. Christopher Grilli, #drug-gene reactions, center for individualized medicine, mayo clinic, PGx, pharmacogenomics, Precision Leaders Medicine Summit 2016


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