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Items Tagged ‘biobank’

August 27, 2019

Community voices guide use of biobank samples in research

By Caitlin Doran caityrosey

Mayo Clinic supports biobanks—large collections of patient biological samples—near each of its three campuses in Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota, with the goal of supporting research to broaden the understanding of health and disease.  Paired with each biobank, Mayo fields a community advisory board (CAB), whose members are recruited from the local community to help guide […]

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Tags: biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, community engagement, Richard Sharp, Sangre Por Salud, Suzette Bielinski


August 14, 2019

Can BioBanks Help Close Gaps in Health Outcomes?

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Barbara J. Toman By definition, personalized medicine requires diversity. One-size-fits-all doesn’t work for every individual, especially members of groups that are medically underserved. In collaboration with Arizona State University and Mountain Park Health Center (MPHC) in Phoenix, Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine has created a biobank to enhance the diversity of Mayo’s medical research. Sangre Por Salud (Spanish for Blood […]

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Tags: biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, diversity, health disparities, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, Richard Caselli, Sangre Por Salud


July 31, 2018

Banking on improved health

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on June 4, 2018. Article by Barbara Toman Just as money in the bank boosts your financial well-being, biobanks have the power to impact your health. Think of biobank samples as assets that researchers can draw upon to improve disease treatments. One such withdrawal […]

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Tags: Adrian Vella, All of Us, biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, diabetes, Stephen Thibodeau


July 9, 2018

Offering underserved groups access to cutting-edge research

By Kris Schanilec kschanilec

For many patients, clinical trials offer a chance to benefit from promising new treatments that are not available in the doctor’s office. Yet not all people have the same access to these opportunities. Groups such as racial minorities, older individuals, and those with low income are less likely than others to participate in clinical trials, […]

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Tags: biobank, blood cancer, Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, clinical trials, community engagement, Gerardo Colon-Otero, health disparities, hematology, HPV, lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


May 24, 2018

Mayo’s RIGHT 10K – moving pharmacogenomics into everyday clinical practice

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on March 20, 2018. By Sharon Rosen After nearly half a century of research, Mayo Clinic is a leader in moving pharmacogenomics into clinical practice. This year pharmacogenomics test results for 10,000 Mayo Clinic patients, all participants in the RIGHT 10K study, are being added […]

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Tags: biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA testing, genetics, Paul Takahashi, pharmacogenomics, Richard Weinshilboum


March 22, 2018

Mayo researchers identify characteristics of colon polyps most likely to progress to cancer

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Researchers at Mayo Clinic are closer to answering the question, why does one colon polyp transform to cancer while another seemingly identical polyp does not? A colon polyp is a small clump of cells that forms on the lining of the colon. While most colon polyps are harmless some can develop into colon cancer, which […]

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Tags: biobank, cancer, colon cancer, DNA, Lisa Boardman, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


November 15, 2016

The Sangre Por Salud Biobank: Bringing Precision Medicine Research to an Underrepresented Latino Community

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Sangre Por Salud (Spanish for Blood for Health) Biobank was created to expand precision medicine research to underrepresented Latino patients in order to enhance the diversity of the Mayo Clinic Biobank. The biobank enables researchers to examine biological samples and data collected from Latino patients in order to develop better prevention, diagnostic tools and […]

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Tags: Arizona State University, biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, collaboration, Eleanna De Filippis, health disparities, personalized medicine, precision medicine, Sangre Por Salud


August 16, 2016

Getting it RIGHT – Individualized medicine is getting very personal

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

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: biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, individualized medicine, Jennifer St. Sauver, personalized medicine


June 7, 2016

Mayo Talks Research at BIO Conference

By bobnellis bobnellis

From Taiwan to Texas, anyone who has anything to do with biosciences is here in San Francisco to hear speakers, attend education sessions, but mostly to network and make contacts for business and research. Mayo Clinic is here along with Destination Medical Center in Minnesota to talk about our research activities and make a major […]

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Tags: biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, Destination Medical Center, individualized medicine, precision medicine


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