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Items Tagged ‘hereditary cancer’

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


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


May 10, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 5/10/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Some Mayo Clinic research in the news this week is at the discovery level, in our genes. And at the other end of the research spectrum, better outcomes in a clinical setting — in this case, a new way to heal scars. Read the post for quick stops all along the continuum, including trauma, COVID-19, […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, big data, brain, Brian Kim, cancer prevention, cancer screening, Chyke Doubeni, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, data science, dementia


April 26, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 4/26/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Catch up on some of the news about Mayo Clinic’s research and faculty experts. Among the topics covered are artificial intelligence, women’s sexual health, genetic implications for several conditions, and COVID-19. AI caught a hidden problem in one patient’s heart. Can it work for others? STAT 4/26/2021 … Specifically, the algorithm, created by physicians at […]

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Tags: AFib, amyloidosis, antiplatelet, artificial intelligence, atrial fibrillation, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Charanjit Rihal, colorectal cancer, COVID-19, Dawn Marie Davis, dermatology, Donald Hensrud


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


February 1, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 2/1/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Mayo Clinic faculty continue to share their expertise across a broad range of medical and health care topics, including women’s health, concussion, disparities in care, and the never abating COVID-19. Mayo Clinic Indicates Age Has Distinct Influences on Sex-Related Outcomes After Heart Attack Pharmacy Times, 1/27/2021 Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found ways that […]

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Tags: Alex Adjei, Ali Duarte-Garcia, breast cancer, CAR-T, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, concussion, COVID-19, depression, diabetes, drug discovery, gene mutation, Grzegorz Nowakowski


December 31, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 12/31/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Following are headlines and story excerpts highlighting Mayo Clinic Research and research faculty the last part of December 2020. Read on for advancements and information on esophageal cancer, antibiotic risks for babies and toddlers, a Mayo inductee into the Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, and several other stories, including a slew of COVID-19 […]

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Tags: antibiotic, Barrett's esophagus, breast cancer, clinical trials, Destination Medical Center, epidemiology, esophageal cancer, heart disease, hereditary cancer, Katherine Zeratsky, Matthew Goetz, News of the Week


December 2, 2020

Conquering cancer by targeting its genetic abnormalities

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Joanne Garnett has harrowing memories of that life-changing day back in 1981. She was a 39-year-old land use planner living in Wyoming when she received a call from her doctor confirming she had uterine cancer.  “I was shocked, and it was strange because I didn’t fit any profile for uterine cancer,” Garnett recalls. “I got a […]

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Tags: BRCA2, breast cancer, cancer genomics, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical research, DNA, gene mutation, genetic testing, hereditary cancer, Lynch syndrome, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder


November 9, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 11/9/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

As SARS-CoV-2 spreads throughout the world, COVID-19 has become the subject of almost every conversation. Not surprisingly, the media are actively following developments in research on symptoms, testing, treatment and vaccines. In addition to some of these stories, you’ll find Mayo Clinic research and researchers highlighted across a wide range of topics. We are also […]

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Tags: ALS, Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, animal model, bone disease, cancer screening, cardiovascular medicine, clinical research, colorectal cancer, COVID-19, David Ahlquist, dementia


August 20, 2020

Could population genetic screening improve public health?

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Hereditary BRCA-related breast and ovarian cancer, Lynch syndrome and familial hypercholesterolemia are estimated to be relatively prevalent in the general population but poorly found using traditional risk screening. In a typical medical practice, genetic testing for these conditions is based on personal or family history, ethnic background or other demographic characteristics, that may not always […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer genomics, Center for Individualized Medicine, genetic testing, genetics, hereditary cancer, hereditary diseases, Lynch syndrome, Matthew Ferber, ovarian cancer, population health


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