Items Tagged ‘rare disease’

February 25, 2016

Giving Voice to Those with Rare Diseases

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Join us in supporting Rare Disease Day on February 29 The news can hit like a tsunami, bringing devastation and grief when parents realize all the hopes and dreams they have for a child have been replaced by the words, “rare disease.” The news can also bring relief, the end of a diagnostic odyssey that […]

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Tags: Angelman syndrome, center for individualized medicine, Dustin Bennett, genomic medicine, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine, rare disease, Rare Disease Day, Stacy Carlson


January 5, 2016

Watching Over Patients With Angelman Syndrome

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

The diagnostic odyssey of a patient with a rare disease has been described as making a journey through a maze, a journey of wrong turns, dead ends and false starts. Sometimes even a diagnosis provides no clear direction. As in the case of Stephanie Hays, whose son, Bo, was diagnosed by geneticists at Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Angelman syndrome, Angelman Syndrome Foundation, CGC, diagnostic odyssey, Dr. Ralitza Gavrilova, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, rare disease, Sarah Mets


November 16, 2015

Diagnosing Rare Diseases Through Individualized Medicine

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Many of the patients referred to Mayo Clinic’s Individualized Medicine Clinic have been on a diagnostic odyssey that can make navigating a maze seem simple. They have experienced a protracted and arduous journey of questions, uncertainties, and fear to find answers about rare medical conditions they suffer from. For some people this frustrating and scary […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, diagnostic odyssey, Dr. Andrew Engel, Dustin Bennett, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Clinic, Precision Medicine, rare disease, Stacy Carlson, whole genome sequencing


February 28, 2014

Join Together for Better Care on Rare Disease Day Today

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Throughout the world today, patients with rare disease, organizations, and their partners, will join together to promote awareness for rare diseases and the millions of people affected by them. Rare Disease Day was launched by EURORDIS and its Council of National Alliances in 2008. Held on the last day of February each year, it seeks […]

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Tags: Bioinformatics, center for individualized medicine, Clinicial Trials, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genome science, genomic medicine, genomics, individualized medicine, microbiome, Parmacogenomics


October 3, 2013

#CIMCon2013 Rundown

By AJ Montpetit ajmontpetit

  “Individualized Medicine is no longer the stuff of science fiction.” —Richard Weinshilboum, M.D., Pharmacogenomic Program director and conference co-director This quote from pioneering , Richard Weinshilboum, M.D., set the tone for Individualizing Medicine 2013: From Promise to Practice. With more than 750 physicians, researchers, scientists, medical staff, genetic counselors and others gathering in Rochester to exchange ideas, it’s […]

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Tags: Bioethics, breast cancer, c. difficile, cancer, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, DNA, exome, fecal transplant, gene sequencing, genetic


September 30, 2013

Individualized Medicine Clinic Celebrates One Year Anniversary

By AJ Montpetit ajmontpetit

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine opening the proverbial doors to begin seeing patients in the Individualized Medicine Clinic (IM Clinic). The opening of the IM Clinic was a collaborative effort across multiple departments across the three campuses of Mayo Clinic. The two Service Lines, Advanced Cancer Patients […]

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Tags: Advanced Cancer, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA, exome, genome, genomics, IM Clinic, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Clinic, rare disease, undiagnosed disease


April 24, 2013

New York Hospitals Searching Genomes, Mayo has Clinic in Operation

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

Check out this blog entry from Advancing the Science Readers of the New York Times yesterday saw a nice overview story of how the leading research hospitals in the metro area are competing to use genomic and molecular tools to attack cancers of various types. It’s always good to see the Times is keeping track […]

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Tags: cancer, DNA, genome, genomics, health care, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, rare disease, undiagnosed disease


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