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December 31, 2020

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

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

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

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

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, ASTRO, bone disease, cancer screening, cardiovascular medicine, clinical research, colorectal cancer, COVID-19, David Ahlquist


August 20, 2020

Could population genetic screening improve public health?

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

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


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


March 21, 2019

Colon cancer: a new era in cancer screening and detection

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time to focus on one of the most common and preventable forms of cancer. Mayo Clinic is applying a new genomic lens to colorectal and other cancers to identify which are the types that run in families. The answer to that could open new treatment options and also […]

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Tags: cancer genomics, Center for Individualized Medicine, colon cancer, hereditary cancer, Lynch syndrome, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, precision medicine


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