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October 7, 2019

An Artificial Intelligence Tool to Improve Pancreatic Cancer Outcomes

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Article by Barbara Toman Only 9% of people with pancreatic cancer live for five years after diagnosis. “That is an abysmally low number, probably the worst in human cancers,” says Michael Wallace, M.D., a digestive disease specialist at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida. “We want to get that rate substantially higher.” Artificial intelligence is […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cancer, cancer prevention, cancer screening, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, gastroenterology, genetic counseling, genetic testing, imaging, Michael Wallace, pancreatic cancer


July 31, 2019

Identifying hereditary cancer risk: genetic testing can lead to better screening, earlier treatment

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Sharon Rosen Do you have family members who have been diagnosed with gastrointestinal, breast or ovarian cancer? According to a recent Mayo Clinic study, nearly 5% to 10% of these cancers can be hereditary. That’s why it is important to share your family medical history with your physician, who can determine if you and […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, gastrointestinal cancer, genetic testing, hereditary cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, ovarian cancer


April 10, 2019

Genetic testing reveals risk, steps to prevent aortic dissection

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Article by Sharon Rosen Stephanie Van Doren never realized that taking 30 mile bike rides in the Florida heat was putting her life at risk. But, care for digestive problems also uncovered that she was at risk for an aortic dissection, a potentially fatal condition that could occur with intense exercise. Her care team at […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genetic counseling, genetic testing, hereditary diseases, Timothy Woodward


September 20, 2018

Gerstner awards boost research into hereditary cancer, Parkinson’s disease

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

This article originally appeared on the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine blog on August 27, 2018 Creating tools to detect cancer at an early stage and advancing research into the genetic links to Parkinson’s disease are focuses of the 2018 Gerstner Family Career Development Awards. This year’s winners are Niloy ‘Jewel’ Samadder, M.D., a […]

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Tags: cancer prevention, Center for Individualized Medicine, Fabienne Fiesel, genetic testing, genetics, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, Parkinson's disease


July 5, 2018

Research News Roundup-June 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Each month, we publish Mayo Clinic’s Research News Roundup. This article includes brief summaries and links to news releases from the preceding month that discuss some of our latest medical research. It also connects readers to related resources. This month’s Roundup includes a number of findings related pancreatic cancer and other gastrointestinal disorders, as well […]

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Tags: basic science, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, constipation, diabetes, DNA, DNA testing, gastroenterology, gene mutation, genetic testing, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer


June 12, 2018

Genetic testing to enhance multiple myeloma treatment

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on March 6, 2018 Article by Barbara Toman Multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer, but most people haven’t heard of it until they or someone they know is diagnosed with the disease. March is Myeloma Action Month — a time to […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA testing, genetic testing, individualized medicine, Keith Stewart, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma, precision medicine


June 6, 2018

Researchers seeking to identify families at risk for cancer

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on March 13, 2018 Physician-researchers within Mayo Clinic’s Hereditary Cancer Clinic are seeking to usher in a new era of identification and prevention for those with inherited risk of cancer. With support from the Center for Individualized Medicine, they are offering DNA blood testing […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, colon cancer, DNA testing, Douglas Riegert-Johnson, genetic testing, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder


April 10, 2018

New international practice guidelines for using tamoxifen to treat breast cancer

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

An international group of clinicians and scientists representing the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) published the first-ever clinical practice guideline for using CYP2D6 genotype to guide tamoxifen therapy in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Tamoxifen is a hormonal agent used for the prevention and treatment of premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancer that is estrogen receptor positive. CYP2D6 […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, genetic testing, Matthew Goetz, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, pharmacogenomics, precision medicine


March 15, 2018

Pharmacogenomics testing helps children with acid reflux disease find relief

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Article by Sharon Rosen This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog. Many people have occasional acid reflux or heartburn after eating a heavy or spicy meal. But for children and adults with acid reflux disease, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the symptoms are more frequent and severe. These patients […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genetic testing, Imad Absah, pediatric gastroenterology, pharmacogenomics


February 22, 2018

Three strikes, then a home run: Paige’s path to a diagnosis

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Paige Whorton’s zeal for life is infectious. “I like parasailing, exploring, and zip lining — daredevil stuff,” she says with a giggle. However, pain in her joints, building for years, was slowing her down. “My bones and joints would hurt when I would run. I couldn’t do anything fun with friends. It was more like, […]

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Tags: Brendan Lanpher, Center for Individualized Medicine, Erin Conboy, Filippo Pinto e Vairo, genetic testing, genomics


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