Items Tagged ‘#targeted therapies’

November 7th, 2017

Twenty-first century precision medicine cancer care

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

As genomic sequencing has become faster and less expensive, physicians have used this new technology to guide and manage care for patients with cancer. Genomic testing, also known as genomic profiling, was initially used for patients with advanced cancer when standard therapy failed. The goal of the testing was to identify unique genetic characteristics of […]

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Tags: #cancer treatment, #Dr. Mitesh Borad, #genetic panel tests, #Genomic profiling, #targeted therapies, #tissue biopsy, #tumor sequencing, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Patricia LoRusso, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


October 27th, 2017

Searching for a genetic contributor to degenerative disk disease

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Most people suffer from some type of back pain during their lifetime. That’s because there are many joints in the back that can degenerate over time. In many cases, back pain can be relieved without surgery. Ice packs, heat packs, physical therapy or injections can offer relief. However, for those who suffer from degenerative disk […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #degenerative disk disease, #DNA sequencing tests, #Dr. A. Noelle Larson, #Dr. Ahmad Nassr, #Dr. Andre van Wijnen, #Dr. Mohamad Bydon, #Dr. Wenchun Qu, #genomic profling, #genomic testing, #minimally invasive spine surgery, #targeted therapies


September 27th, 2017

A genetic approach to cancer treatment

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Kristin Clift The medical community has historically defined and treated cancer based on where it is found in the body, such as the breast, lung or colon. So what has changed?  The FDA has recently started to approve treatments based on the genetic makeup of cancer rather than where the cancer is located. […]

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Tags: #cancer treatment, #CIMCon17, #DNA analysis, #Genetic Epidemiology and Risk Assessment Program, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #targeted therapies, Advanced Cancer, cancer, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Alexander Parker, Genetic Testing


September 25th, 2017

Study evaluates effectiveness of deep genomic profiling in clinical setting

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Genomic profiling is used today for patients with advanced cancers to help develop new ways to diagnose and treat their disease and offer an individualized treatment plan. While gene panel testing is relatively commonplace, there are many barriers to using new and more sophisticated DNA technologies. According to Mitesh Borad, M.D., an oncologist at the […]

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Tags: #cancer treatment, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Mitesh Borad, #genetic profiling, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #long-insert whole genome, #Nature scientific Reports, #targeted therapies, #whole transcriptome sequencing, Advanced Cancer, center for individualized medicine, mayo clinic


September 19th, 2017

How does a genomic tumor board impact patient care?

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

The outcomes from a Mayo Clinic study published in Oncotarget found value in having an established genomic tumor board, and using genomics for certain patients. The experience of the Genomic Tumor Board has promoted an evolution in the practice according to Alan Bryce, M.D., a Mayo Clinic oncologist, and co-first author on the study. “There […]

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Tags: #cancer treatment, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Jan Egan, #genetic testing fees, #Genomic analysis, #Genomic Tumor Board, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #targeted therapies, Advanced Cancer, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alan Bryce


September 14th, 2017

Q and A: How has genomics led to precision cancer care?

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

How has cancer care changed with advances in genomic medicine? For example, for patients diagnosed with melanoma today, will their treatment options be different than those that were available 10 or 15 years ago? These are some of the questions we posed to  Aleksandar Sekulic, M.D., Ph.D., associate director, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, […]

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Tags: #cancer treatment, #Genomic analysis, #pharmacogenomics testing, #targeted therapies, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic, Genetic Testing, genomics, mayo clinic, medical research, Melanoma


April 14th, 2017

Precision care for heart disease – a practical approach

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Heart disease can sometimes be a silent killer. Many of us know seemingly healthy people who’ve suddenly or unexpectedly had a heart attack. It can be shocking when people who are at a a healthy weight and exercise regularly die from heart disease that they never knew they had. Many forms of heart disease can […]

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Tags: #atrial fibrillation, #cardiology, #Dr. Iftkhar Kullo, #Dr. John Giudicessi, #Dr. Michael Ackerman, #drug-gene reactions, #familial cardiovascular diseases, #sudden cardiac death, #targeted therapies, center for individualized medicine, coronary heart disease, Genetic Testing


January 27th, 2017

Using genomics to target cancer therapy

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

One size does not fit all – especially when it comes to cancer treatment. We are each unique – with our own biological and genetic characteristics. Advances in genomic technology have led to the discovery that each type of cancer is also unique, with its own molecular characteristics. Researchers in the Mayo Clinic Center for […]

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Tags: #cancer therapy, #cancer treatment, #DNA analysis, #Genomic analysis, #Precision Mediicne, #targeted therapies, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alan Bryce, mayo clinic, medical research, whole exome sequencing


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


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