Items Tagged ‘#PrecisionMedicine’

December 24, 2018 · Leave a Comment

The priceless gift of knowing your family health history

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

With New Year’s resolutions right around the corner, it is likely one of your resolutions will be focused on your health. Most of us want to eat healthier foods, exercise more, lose weight, and reduce stress. But, have you ever considered diving deeper into understanding your health conditions and how your DNA—your very own genetic […]

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Tags: #PrecisionMedicine, DNA Sequencing, dna test, genomics education, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


January 24, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Researchers find protein that weakens severe sepsis immune reaction

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

There are no effective treatments for sepsis, a serious inflammatory reaction to infection, which can lead to death for up to half of the 3 million Americans afflicted each year. Sepsis most commonly occurs in young or older patients, whose immune system is unable to function normally to fight infection. Researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campus […]

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Tags: #Dr. John Fryer, #Gerstner Family Early Career Award, #Mayo Clinic Campus in Florida, #Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, #PrecisionMedicine, #sepsis, center for individualized medicine, mayo clinic, medical research


December 15, 2016 · Leave a Comment

This diet’s for you: personalized nutrition to improve your health

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

You may use the phrase “gut reaction” to describe what your instincts tell you about a particular situation. But it turns out that your gut offers much more than an emotional reaction – it processes food you eat in a way that is unique to you. For example, some people may feel energized and lose […]

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Tags: #blood glucose level, #Center for Individualized Mediicine, #DayTwo, #individualized diets, #medicalresearch, #Microbiome research, #personalized nutrition, #PrecisionMedicine, Diet, Dr. Heidi Nelson, gut bacteria, Gut Microbiome


December 6, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Pharmacogenomics: the Rx for success

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

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 · Leave a Comment

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

By Sharon Rosen 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


November 29, 2016 · Leave a Comment

4 ways individualized medicine can be applied immediately to patient care

By Sharon Rosen 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 23, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic investigators pinpoint cause, possible treatment for rare form of sarcoma

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

More than 12,000 Americans will be diagnosed with some type of soft tissue sarcoma this year. Sarcoma can be very difficult to treat, particularly when it has metastasized and spread to other parts of the body.  Nearly 5,000 people will die from the disease this year, according to the American Cancer Society.  New research from […]

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Tags: #Dr. Aaron Mansfield, #inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors, #PrecisionMedicine, center for individualized medicine, Dr. George Vasmatzis, mayo clinic, sarcoma


November 16, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Genetic Counselor Shares Insight into Growing Field at CIM Conference

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Article by Rachel Guibert, Public Affairs Receiving results from genetic testing can elicit a variety of reactions. Patients often wait anxiously to get the answers they are seeking. Unfortunately, sometimes, medical tests lead to more questions than they answer. Genetic counselors are in a unique position to help patients navigate the often complex and confusing […]

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Tags: #CIMCon16, #GeneticCounseling, #PrecisionMedicine, #rare diseases, #Teressa Kruisselbrink, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, whole exome sequencing


November 10, 2016 · Leave a Comment

This Drug’s for You

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

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 27, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic biorepository earns high accreditation honors

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Biospecimens, such as tissue, blood and plasma, provide a window into health and disease. They are used in research to improve patient care – from finding genomic links to disease, to testing new drugs or developing new therapies. So it is essential that biospecimens be stored in biorepositories that maintain the highest quality standards to […]

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Tags: #Biorepository accreditation, #College of American Pathologists, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, #PrecisionMedicine, Biobank, Biorepository, Biospecimens, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, individualized medicine, mayo clinic


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