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July 14, 2021 · Leave a Comment

New Mayo study validates melanoma test to help some patients avoid surgical biopsy

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

More than 100,00 people in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma this year — double the number of cases compared to 30 years ago, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association.  “Melanoma accounts for only about 2% of skin cancers, but it causes a majority of skin cancer deaths,” says Alexander Meves, M.D., a Mayo […]

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Tags: Alexander Meves, cancer, cancer genomics, Center for Individualized Medicine, melanoma, precision medicine


July 7, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo researchers study genetic basis of high cholesterol in adults

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

In a new study published in NPJ Genomic Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers found that genetic testing may help identify patients with high cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia. It also may have implications for the clinical management of patients diagnosed with high cholesterol due to a genetic disorder, or familial hypercholesterolemia. “In our study, we found more than 50% of the […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, cholesterol, genetic testing, hypercholesterolemia, Iftikhar Kullo, precision medicine


July 1, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Early cancer detection test studied at Mayo Clinic is introduced nationally

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Mayo Clinic today recognized the debut of a groundbreaking multi-cancer early cancer detection (MCED) test called Galleri™ that can detect more than 50 types of cancers[1] through a simple blood draw. The Galleri test is intended  to complement U.S. guideline-recommended cancer screenings. Mayo Clinic Oncologist Minetta Liu, M.D. was involved in the development of the new test. […]

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Tags: blood test, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, precision medicine


June 29, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Gene fusion discovery in ultrarare tumor highlights potential therapeutic target

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

A scientific investigation led by a team of researchers from Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine reveals that an ultrarare cancer called epithelioid trophoblastic tumor (ETT), which can develop in the uterus after conception, recurrently exhibits an abnormal fusion of two genes. This fusion creates an unusual protein that triggers aggressive cell growth — the […]

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Tags: cancer genomics, Center for Individualized Medicine, precision medicine, rare disease, uterine cancer


April 22, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo researchers reveal gene therapy path for treating children with rare, fatal genetic disease

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

A gene therapy strategy developed by Mayo Clinic researchers could offer a potential treatment for a rare and fatal genetic disease that often sickens babies in their first days of life. The disease, propionic acidemia, occurs in 1 in 100,000 live births in the U.S. There is no cure. “As soon as the babies start […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, gene therapy, genomics, precision medicine, rare disease


April 5, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 4/5/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Mayo Clinic research and faculty experts were featured in a variety of news stories including 3D printed surgical models, early treatment for smoldering multiple myeloma, and heart attacks in women. Updated guideline highlights new therapies, considerations in anaplastic thyroid cancer Healio, 4/1/2021 An updated guideline for best practices in managing anaplastic thyroid cancer stresses the […]

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Tags: 3D printing, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, blood cancer, chronic kidney disease, Clifford Jack Jr., COVID-19, digital health, Eric Moore, genetic testing, genetics


April 1, 2021 · Leave a Comment

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


January 4, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Research News Roundup – Q4 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The year 2020 was a time during which medical and many other researchers around the world focused much of their attention and effort on a single topic – the SARS-CoV-2 virus and related COVID-19 viral infection. However, other research continued, findings were published, and evidence built for improvements in health outcomes and delivery of health […]

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Tags: antibiotic, artificial intelligence, brain, cancer research, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical research, clinical trials, collaboration, coronary artery disease


February 17, 2020 · Leave a Comment

AI system helps individualize treatment people diagnosed with depression

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

When searching for an exact diagnosis through a myriad of complex and serious factors spread across millions of data points, it helps to have a powerful magnifying glass — and another expert point of view. Enter Arjun Athreya, Ph.D., an engineer by trade who has a knack for bringing together data science algorithms and computing […]

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Tags: Arjun Athreya, artificial intelligence, collaboration, data science, depression, individualized medicine, pharmacology, precision medicine, team science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, William Bobo


November 6, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Precision genomics may offer clues to unexplained low blood cell counts

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

By Jay Furst Precision genomics has opened the door to identifying the drivers for cancer and other diseases. Its value as a diagnostic tool isn’t limited to the underlying disease biology, however. It also can help diagnose and determine targeted therapies for patients with unexplained illnesses. Mrinal Patnaik, M.B.B.S., a Mayo Clinic hematologist, and colleagues […]

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Tags: blood cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, genomics, hematology, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Mrinal Patnaik, precision medicine


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