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Items Tagged ‘genetic testing’

April 10, 2019

Genetic testing reveals risk, steps to prevent aortic dissection

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

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 susanbuckles

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 elizabethzimmermann

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 susanbuckles

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 susanbuckles

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 colettegallagher

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 susanbuckles

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 susanbuckles

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


January 30, 2018

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 is an emerging […]

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Tags: Alan Bryce, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, genetic testing, genomics, Jan Egan, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, tumor


December 19, 2017

Searching for genetic clues and treatment for unexplained chronic liver disease

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

By Sharon Rosen Douglas Simonetto, M.D. “Chronic liver disease affects 3.9 million people each year in the United States. As many as 30 percent of patients suffer from unexplained chronic liver disease where there is no cure,” says Douglas Simonetto, M.D. That’s why Dr. Simonetto and his colleagues in Mayo Clinic’s Division of Gastroenterology and […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Douglas Simonetto, gastroenterology, genetic testing, liver disease


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