Items Tagged ‘Precision Medicine’

January 21, 2019

Test offers hope for people with severe kidney disease

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman

Optimal treatment requires knowing what caused a medical condition. If your arm is broken because you fell, a simple cast might be enough. But if a tumor in your bone made it brittle, you need very different treatment. For people with a rare kidney condition—known as focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)—identifying the cause is critical. Patients […]

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Tags: #Dr. Fernando Fervenza, #Dr. Ladan Zand, #focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, #kidney disease, #kidney transplant, DNA Testing, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Precision Medicine


December 10, 2018

RIGHT 10K: Blazing a trail to health care’s future

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman

Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine (CIM) is nearing the finish line of the first stage of its unique RIGHT 10K study—an effort that doesn’t involve running shoes but nevertheless is paving the way to prescribing medications matched to a person’s genetic code. RIGHT 10K is a clinical research project to genetically sequence more than10,000 […]

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Tags: #Dr. Jessica Wright, #Pharmcogenomics, #RIGHT 10K study, Dr. Eric Matey, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Precision Medicine


April 16, 2018

15 ways genomics is impacting our lives: Genomic literacy and pharmacogenomics

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

To apply important genomic research at the point of care, medical providers and patients must first understand it. That fact spotlights the need for “Genomics 101” type of education to help the medical community keep up with newest discoveries. Genomic literacy – explaining scientific findings in understandable terms – is one goal of the ‘15 […]

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Tags: 15for15, DNA Day 18, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Dr. Timothy Curry, Genetic Testing, Genetics, Genomic literacy, genomics, GLEE initiative, Human Genome Project, individualized medicine


March 13, 2018

Researchers seeking to understand families at risk for cancer

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

March is colorectal cancer awareness month — a time to look at the new role of genetics in preventing and treating a common form of cancer that often runs in families. Physician-researchers within Mayo Clinic’s Hereditary Cancer Clinic are seeking to usher in a new era of identification and prevention for those with inherited risk […]

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Tags: #ColorectalCancer, DNA Testing, Dr. Douglas Riegert-Johnson, Dr. Niloy"Jewel" Samadder, Genetic Testing, hereditary cancer, Inherited cancer, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Precision Medicine


March 6, 2018

Genetic testing to enhance multiple myeloma treatment

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Article by Barbara Toman Multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer, but most people haven’t heard of it until they or someone they know is diagnosed with the disease. March is Myeloma Action Month — a time to focus attention on the fight against multiple myeloma. Mayo Clinic is making significant advances with […]

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Tags: #Blood cancer, #Myeloma Action Month, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Keith Stewart, Genomic Research, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, Multiple Myeloma, Precision Medicine


January 15, 2018

Artificial intelligence: Will a machine pick your next medication?

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

What once may have seemed like a scene from a 22nd century sci-fi movie is reality today. High-speed, big data processing computers combine artificial intelligence with human know-how to crack complex health care conditions. This deep computer analysis may unveil new patterns that could bolster your health care provider’s ability to prescribe precise therapies, make […]

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Tags: #Artificial Intelligence, #Center for Computational Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine, #Dr. Ravishankar Iyer, #Machine learning, antidepressants, depression, Dr. Liewei Wang, genomics, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Precision Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


November 2, 2017

Mayo Clinic researchers find genetic pathways to individualized treatment for advanced prostate cancer

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Researchers at Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have uncovered genetic clues to why tumors resist a specific therapy used for treating advanced prostate cancer. This discovery can guide health care providers to individualized treatments for castration-resistant prostate cancer, a deadly disease that does not respond to standard hormone therapy. Several U.S. Food and Drug […]

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Tags: Advanced prostate cancer, castration-resistant prostate cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Keith Stewart, Dr. Liewei Wang, Dr. Manish Kohli, individualized medicine, medical research, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine, Prostate Cancer, RNA sequencing


February 28, 2017

4 legal issues for providers of precision medicine

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Advances in DNA testing have thrust providers of precision medicine into often exciting, but sometimes unchartered waters.  There’s the thrill of unlocking the mysteries of a rare illnesses through genetic testing, and the satisfaction of identifying new individualized patient therapies. And, with the promise of precision medicine comes the need to understand new legal and […]

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Tags: #DNA sequencing tests, #Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, #genetic testing fees, #legal issues, #Patient privacy, #Sharon Zehe, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, Precision Medicine


February 14, 2017

Mayo Clinic physician-researchers selected for medical research society

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Article by Susan Buckles, Public Affairs Liewei Wang, M.D., Ph.D. is one of two Mayo Clinic physician-researchers named to one of America’s oldest and most prestigious medical honor societies. Dr. Wang, co-director of the Center for Individualized Medicine Pharmacogenomics program and Martin E. Fernandez-Zapico, M.D., a pancreatic cancer biologist, have been inducted into The American […]

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Tags: #American Society of Clinical Investigation, #ASCI, #cancer biology, #disease-oriented research, #Dr. Martin Fernandez-Zapico, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Liewei Wang, mayo clinic, medical research, pharmacogenomics, Precision Medicine


February 7, 2017

Advancing genomics into patient care: a preview of Individualizing Medicine 2017

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

One of the highlights of the year for those of us at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine is the yearly Individualizing Medicine Conference. It’s a very exciting time for us as we share with you the latest discoveries in personalized patient care. This year’s conference already has a great line up of thought-provoking […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Robert Green, #Dr. William Gahl, #Eric Dishman, #Individualizing Medicine Conference 2017, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Keith Stewart, genomics, mayo clinic, Precision Medicine


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