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Items Tagged ‘Center for Individualized Medicine’

September 18, 2019

Genomics and computer science intersect to improve patient care

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Sharon Rosen Computational genomics is a field that brings high-performance computing resources to drive precision medicine research toward new discoveries. However, when over 50 Mayo Clinic physicians, researchers and students gathered in June to participate in the Computational Genomics Course, the emphasis was on the needs of the patient. The annual week-long intensive course […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, education, epigenetics, genomics, Justin Nguyen, Nidhi Jalan Sakrikar, research education, Timothy Curry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


September 11, 2019

Targeting therapy to each patient’s unique cancer

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Article by Sara Damore As DNA sequencing technology helps bring genetic factors driving disease into focus, researchers have developed new cancer therapies to target a patient’s unique cancer, especially for those who do not respond to standard therapy. Funda Meric-Bernstam, M.D., a physician-scientist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, will speak on Decision Support  for Precision […]

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Tags: Alan Bryce, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, CIMCon19, clinical trials, DNA, genomics, hematology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, oncology, personalized medicine


September 4, 2019

Mayo experts provide insights into how genes affect medication response

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Sharon Rosen Pharmacogenomics – how a person’s genes affect medication response – is touching virtually every area of medical care.  Findings from the Mayo Clinic RIGHT study (Right Drug, Right Dose, Right Time–Using Genomic Data to Individualize Treatment) showed that 99% of participants had at least one genetic variant that may affect their response […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cancer genomics, Center for Individualized Medicine, Eric Matey, Lauren Cornell, mental health, Michael Shuh, neurology, opioids, pharmacogenomics, pharmacy


August 27, 2019

Community voices guide use of biobank samples in research

By Caitlin Doran caityrosey

Mayo Clinic supports biobanks—large collections of patient biological samples—near each of its three campuses in Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota, with the goal of supporting research to broaden the understanding of health and disease.  Paired with each biobank, Mayo fields a community advisory board (CAB), whose members are recruited from the local community to help guide […]

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Tags: biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, community engagement, Richard Sharp, Sangre Por Salud, Suzette Bielinski


August 14, 2019

Can BioBanks Help Close Gaps in Health Outcomes?

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Barbara J. Toman By definition, personalized medicine requires diversity. One-size-fits-all doesn’t work for every individual, especially members of groups that are medically underserved. In collaboration with Arizona State University and Mountain Park Health Center (MPHC) in Phoenix, Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine has created a biobank to enhance the diversity of Mayo’s medical research. Sangre Por Salud (Spanish for Blood […]

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Tags: biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, diversity, health disparities, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, Richard Caselli, Sangre Por Salud


July 31, 2019

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

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

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


July 24, 2019

Taking the guesswork out of finding the right depression therapy: Meet William Bobo, M.D.

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Sharon Rosen Depression can touch every aspect of a person’s life – affecting the way they think, feel and behave. It is also the leading medical condition for those who complete suicide. Getting the right therapy is crucial. But for patients suffering from the disorder, finding an effective treatment often involves trial and error. […]

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Tags: Arjun Athreya, artificial intelligence, Center for Individualized Medicine, genomics, Leiwei Wang, mental health, psychiatry, Richard Weinshilboum, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, William Bobo


May 29, 2019

Sudden Cardiac Death: Defining the Risk for Surviving Relatives

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Barbara Toman A young person’s sudden death from cardiac arrest is doubly devastating. Just when family members are mourning the unexpected loss, they might also be wondering if tArhe cause was inherited heart disease — and if they too are at risk. Often there’s no easy answer. Unlike certain cancers with strong links […]

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Tags: cardiovascular disease, Center for Individualized Medicine, genetics, heart disease, Joseph Maleszewski


May 7, 2019

Rare, undiagnosed diseases are relatively common

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

As many as 25 million Americans – about 1 in 13 people – suffer from a rare, undiagnosed condition.* April 29 was designated Undiagnosed Disease Day to raise awareness that collectively, rare diseases are relatively common. People with a rare disease often spend years visiting different medical providers and clinics seeking answers to unexplained conditions. […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Eric Klee, genome, Heidi Rehm, rare disease, undiagnosed disease


April 23, 2019

Testing the bugs within to maintain health, detect and treat disease

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen The use of microbiome testing – which analyzes the trillions of bacteria in and on the body – is on the move. It’s going from the research lab into the clinic to help guide patient care. DNA testing technologies have revolutionized researchers’ ability to identify individual bacterial strains driving disease. Now […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, colorectal cancer, digestive diseases, DNA testing, gastroenterology, gut health, microbiome, Purna Kashyap


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