Items Tagged ‘#PrecisionMedicine’

January 24th, 2017

Researchers find protein that weakens severe sepsis immune reaction

By 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 15th, 2016

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

By 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 6th, 2016

Pharmacogenomics: the Rx for success

By susanbuckles 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 2nd, 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


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 23rd, 2016

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

By susanbuckles 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 16th, 2016

Genetic Counselor Shares Insight into Growing Field at CIM Conference

By 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 10th, 2016

This Drug’s for You

By 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 27th, 2016

Mayo Clinic biorepository earns high accreditation honors

By 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


October 25th, 2016

Getting It RIGHT — Individualized Medicine Is Getting Very Personal

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

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


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