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January 12, 2022

10 Significant Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine studies of 2021

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

It has been an impactful year of genomic and multi-omic research and scientific discoveries in Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. While much focus in 2021 was centered on advancing the knowledge of COVID-19, Mayo scientists and physicians have also worked to develop individualized treatments, prevention measures and diagnostics for patients with rare and undiagnosed diseases, […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cancer research, Center for Individualized Medicine, genetic testing, genomics, rare disease


December 28, 2021

Identifying inherited gene mutations in pancreatic cancer can lead to targeted therapies, better survival

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

A new Mayo Clinic study finds 1 in 6 people with pancreatic cancer harbor inherited genetic mutations. Identifying hereditary gene mutations in pancreatic cancer can help determine individualized treatments and potentially prolong survival, according to new Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine research. In the study, which was published in Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology, nearly 1 in 6 people diagnosed […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genetic testing, genomics, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, pancreatic cancer


November 2, 2021

Unlocking new genetic testing treatment pathways to save time, lives and resources

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Genomics experts worldwide released a paper highlighting advances in rare disease, cancer, population health and carrier screening at the 10th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Saturday, Oct. 9. “The use cases we explored in the paper, ‘The Economic Analysis of the Value of Genetic Testing’ are only the tip of the iceberg in the realm of precision medicine,” says co-author Konstantinos […]

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Tags: genetic testing, Individualizing Medicine Conference, Konstantinos Lazaridis, liver cancer, lung cancer, population health, precision medicine, rare disease


October 26, 2021

Large-scale exome sequencing project spots disease-fueling mutations to save lives, accelerate discoveries

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

When Michelle Ewy, 38, received an opportunity at Mayo Clinic to get her DNA tested for genetic mutations related to breast and ovarian cancers, and other cancers and diseases, she jumped at the chance.  “I wasn’t thinking much of what the outcome would be because there has not been a prevalence of breast or ovarian […]

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Tags: BRCA2, breast cancer, cancer research, Center for Individualized Medicine, genetic counseling, genetic testing, genome, hereditary cancer, Konstantinos Lazaridis, Lynch syndrome, ovarian cancer


July 7, 2021

Mayo researchers study genetic basis of high cholesterol in adults

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

In a new study published in NPJ Genomic Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers found that genetic testing may help identify patients with high cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia. It also may have implications for the clinical management of patients diagnosed with high cholesterol due to a genetic disorder, or familial hypercholesterolemia. “In our study, we found more than 50% of the […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, cholesterol, genetic testing, hypercholesterolemia, Iftikhar Kullo, precision medicine


June 8, 2021

Mayo researchers articulate implications of Omic-Medicine Era – What needs to happen with each stakeholder?

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

In the near future, genome sequencing, among other biological measures, will be as routine as X-rays and cholesterol testing. The challenge, though, will be accurately interpreting the vast amount of data and effectively using it to guide decisions about health care. In a position statement published in Hepatology, Mayo Clinic researchers layout perspectives of various stakeholders […]

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Tags: Arjun Athreya, artificial intelligence, big data, bioethics, Center for Individualized Medicine, data science, genetic testing, genetics, genomics, Konstantinos Lazaridis, patient experience, population health


May 25, 2021

Mayo study finds colon cancer driven by hereditary gene mutations in 1 in 6 patients

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

A new Mayo Clinic study bolsters evidence that colorectal cancer is often imprinted in family genes and passed on from one generation to the next. In the study, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, researchers within the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine found 1 in 6 patients with colorectal cancer had an inherited cancer-related gene […]

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Tags: cancer research, colon cancer, genetic testing, hereditary cancer, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder


April 5, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 4/5/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Mayo Clinic research and faculty experts were featured in a variety of news stories including 3D printed surgical models, early treatment for smoldering multiple myeloma, and heart attacks in women. Updated guideline highlights new therapies, considerations in anaplastic thyroid cancer Healio, 4/1/2021 An updated guideline for best practices in managing anaplastic thyroid cancer stresses the […]

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Tags: 3D printing, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, blood cancer, chronic kidney disease, Clifford Jack Jr., COVID-19, digital health, Eric Moore, genetic testing, genetics


April 1, 2021

Research News Roundup — Q1 2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The first quarter of 2021 saw furthered understanding the SARS-CoV-2 virus and related COVID-19 viral infection. In addition, a number of advances occurred including in genetics knowledge, cancer treatments, as well as interinstitutional collaborations, expanding programs and recognition of some of the most exceptional contributions of current and former Mayo Clinic clinician-scientists. Mayo Clinic and ASU […]

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Tags: Arizona State University, biomarkers, brain cancer, BRCA2, breast cancer, chemotherapy, COVID-19, David Holmes Jr., diversity, education, Fergus Couch, gene variant


March 22, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 3/22/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

News including Mayo Clinic research and research expertise this week covered a wide range of topics, including genetic testing to inform prescribing blood thinners and therapies for bile duct and gall bladder cancers. A number of women’s health related articles highlighted Mayo Clinic research, there were some arguments for naps, and the ever present COVID-19 […]

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Tags: antiplatelet, asthma, bile duct cancer, breast cancer, COVID-19, Diego Zaquera Carvalho, Elizabeth Stewart, gall bladder cancer, gastroenterology, genetic testing, genetics, genomics


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