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January 23rd, 2018

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 Mayo […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genomic

November 14th, 2017

Searching for a genetic contributor to degenerative disk disease

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen Mohamad Bydon,M.D., with 3-D models of the spine and neck. 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 […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Degenerative disk disease, Dr. Mohamad Bydon, Genomic testing

October 6th, 2017

Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University researchers working on a new tool to diagnose valley fever

By Julie Janovsky-Mason juliejmason

Infectious-disease researchers at Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University (ASU) are working on a new test to detect valley fever more quickly and efficiently. Getting there involves looking for the fungus that causes valley fever rather than searching for antibodies in potentially infected patients. That elusive fungus, say the researchers, can be hard to diagnose […]

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona State University, ASU, Center for Individualized Medicine, fungus, immunology, research, Thomas Grys, valley fever

September 19th, 2017

CARING FOR KARTER–Genetic sleuths never give up hunt to identify Minnesota boy’s condition

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Karter Malcomson coos and swivels his head when he hears his name in his mother’s reassuring voice. “You know we’re talking about you, don’t you?” Karter’s mom, Kerrie, says. “Karter is a very happy boy. He’s very content. He’s very interested in everything, especially people. He’s definitely a people person.” His father, Zane, spins Karter […]

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Tags: C2CD3, Center for Individualized Medicine, Charu Kaiwar, Department of Clinical Genomics, Eric Klee, Filippo Pinto e Vairo, genetic disorder, Karter Malcomson, Margot Cousin, molecular geneticist, Nicole Boczek, oral-facial-digital syndrome type 14

September 7th, 2017

MUNEER SATTER–Genes made personal through foundation’s support

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Muneer Satter’s first interest in medicine wasn’t rooted in genomics. It was in seeing the health care needs of his loved ones and of the world’s most vulnerable. In his professional life, before making investments in biotech, he sought out the opinions of expert doctors at Mayo Clinic. “The more I talked to doctors, the […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, conference, genomics, Individualizing Medicine Conference, Mayo Clinic Model of Care, Muneer Satter, research, Satter Foundation

August 10th, 2017

TOGETHER TRIAL–An individualized strategy for stopping organ rejection

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine is collaborating with a molecular diagnostics company to monitor patients after an organ transplant and improve the efficacy of immunosuppressant drugs by tailoring treatment to an individual’s genome. The effectiveness of immunosuppressant drugs is governed by a number of factors, but a major contributor is an individual’s genome. The […]

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Tags: Alexander Parker, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trial, Individualizing Medicine Conference, kidney transplant, Mark Stegall, research, TOGETHER trial

July 20th, 2017

Obesity: an individualized approach doubles the success rate of weight loss therapy

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen Many people think if they just stick to a diet and exercise, they’ll lose weight; unfortunately, many are not successful. They wonder why they can’t lose weight even after trying many different diets, work out programs and medications. According to Andres Acosta, M.D., Ph.D., the answers, at least partially, may be […]

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Tags: #Dr. Andres Acosta, #Losing weight, #Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, Center for Individualized Medicine, Diets, obesity

July 6th, 2017


By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

William A. Gahl, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, will speak about the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program and its expansion. “Desperate for answers” is how Dr. Gahl describes many patients and families he sees with puzzling disorders. The program aims to provide answers to patients who have suffered for years […]

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Tags: #CIMCON17, Center for Individualized Medicine, CIM, Individualizing Medicine

June 27th, 2017

Personalized care for aggressive breast cancers: 4 steps forward from the BEAUTY study

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen Chemotherapy substantially reduces the chance that certain types of breast cancer will return or spread to other parts of the body and improves survival. Chemotherapy before surgery is a standard approach to treat women with aggressive breast cancer. However, chemotherapy does not shrink tumors in all women. Mayo Clinic researchers are […]

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Tags: Agressive breast cancer, BEAUTY study, breast cancer research, breast cancer treatment, Center for Individualized Medicine, Dr. Judy Boughey, Dr. Matthew Goetz, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Xeongrafts

June 15th, 2017

A personalized approach to brain tumor surgery

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

By Susan Buckles New technology invented and used only at Mayo Clinic lets physicians plan an individualized approach to brain surgery. Brain magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) allows surgeons to see inside a patient’s skull and determine the firmness of a brain tumor before surgery. Slip interface imaging is another new invention that shows level of […]

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Tags: brain cancer, brain tumor, Center for Individualized Medicine, Dr. Jamie Van Gompel, Dr. John Huston, Dr. Keith Stewart, Dr. Richard Ehman, individualized Medicine, neurosurgery

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