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National DNA Day is April 25; Experts Available for Comment

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Friday, April 25, is National DNA Day, the date which commemorates completion of the Human Genome Project, the national effort to identify and decode all 6 billion letters in human DNA. Since that time, medical researchers and practitioners have found new ways to apply genomics for everyone who [...]

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Mayo Clinic Shares Lessons Learned from Genomics Clinic for Sequencing-based Cancer Care and Diagnostics

ROCHESTER, Minn. — It has been 1.5 years since Mayo Clinic opened the world’s first integrated multidisciplinary genomics service, the Individualized Medicine Clinic, which uses genomics and next-generation sequencing technologies to personalize treatments for patients with advanced cancer and complex diagnoses. In a special issue of the American Journal of [...]

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Mayo Clinic Develops Faster Tumor Analysis Software, Speeds Cancer Discoveries

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 24, 2014 — Mayo Clinic researchers have fashioned a new key to unlocking the secrets of the human genome. The Binary Indexing Mapping Algorithm, version 3 (BIMA V3) is a freely available computer algorithm that identifies alterations in tumor genomes up to 20 times faster and [...]

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Researchers Use Genomic Sequencing to Help Identify New Therapies for Bile Duct Cancer

Study targets EGFR and FGFR cellular pathways to treat rare disease SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Feb. 13, 2014 — Physicians at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine and researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have personalized drug treatments for patients with cholangiocarcinoma using genomic sequencing technologies. Potential new treatment approaches are being [...]

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Científicos de Mayo Clinic proponen usar fármaco para cáncer de mama en pacientes con cáncer vesical

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — 21 de enero de 2014 — Los científicos de Mayo Clinic descubrieron una amplificación de HER2, conocida por conducir a algunos cánceres de mama, en un tipo de cáncer de vejiga llamado carcinoma urotelial micropapilar (MPUC, por sus siglas en inglés), y demostraron que la presencia de [...]

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Mayo Clinic Scientists Propose a Breast Cancer Drug for Bladder Cancer Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. ― Jan. 21, 2014 ― Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found amplification of HER2, a known driver of some breast cancers, in a type of bladder cancer called micropapillary urothelial carcinoma (MPUC) and have shown that the presence of HER2 amplification is associated with particularly aggressive tumors. [...]

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Mayo Study Customizing Treatments for Deadly Prostate Cancer with Tumor Genomics

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A new study at Mayo Clinic is using genomic sequencing to develop customized treatments for men with castration-resistant prostate cancer, a progressive and incurable stage of prostate cancer, which no longer responds to hormone therapies that stop or slow testosterone production. "Men with castration-resistant prostate cancer have abysmal survival rates, typically living an [...]

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Ethics Expert Named Director of Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Richard Sharp, Ph.D., joins Mayo Clinic as director of the newly-formed Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program. Dr. Sharp and his team help researchers, physicians and patients address ethical questions brought about by advances in biology and medicine. MULTIMEDIA ALERT:: Video of Dr. Sharp is available for download on the Mayo [...]

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Mayo Clinic Studying Genomics of Antiplatelet Heart Medication

Two-year study of Plavix and Brilinta to include approximately 5,300 patients from 15 hospitals worldwide; participant DNA biobank to help elucidate genomics of coronary artery disease ROCHESTER, Minn. — Which antiplatelet medication is best after a coronary stent? The costly and potential life-or-death question lingers after most of the 600,000 angioplasties performed every year [...]

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Mayo Clinic Holds Conference on Genomics in Patient Care; Sessions Webcast for Journalists

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 20, 2012.  The Individualizing Medicine 2012: Transforming Patient Care with Genomics conference, scheduled for Oct. 1-3, will be webcast live for journalists on the Mayo Clinic News Network. This inaugural conference from Mayo's Center for Individualized Medicine focuses on the promise and challenges of incorporating genomics [...]

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Mayo Clinic Opens Florida Biobank to Research Kidney Cancer, Other Diseases

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — September 12, 2012.  Today's researchers have a new set of tools to help uncover the roots of human disease and personalize prevention and treatment efforts. To take advantage of the emergence of faster, more affordable DNA sequencing technology, Mayo Clinic is establishing a biobank at its campus [...]

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Mayo Clinic Conference to Explore Genomics in Patient Care

ROCHESTER, Minn. — August 13, 2012.  Mayo Clinic's Individualizing Medicine Conference, scheduled for Oct. 1–3, will draw experts from around the world to discuss the use of genomics in patient care. Physicians and researchers in this rapidly growing field are building a new type of medicine based on the genomic [...]

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Mayo Clinic Completes First Genome-wide Analysis of Peripheral T-cell Lymphomas

ROCHESTER, Minn. — July 31, 2012.  Researchers at Mayo Clinic have completed the world's first genome-wide sequencing analysis of peripheral T-cell lymphomas, unlocking the genetic secrets of this poorly understood and highly aggressive cancer of the immune system. Andrew Feldman, M.D., a Mayo Clinic pathologist and Damon Runyun Clinical Investigator, [...]

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Mayo Clinic Launches Whole Genome Breast Cancer Study

ROCHESTER, Minn. — April 9, 2012.   The Breast Cancer Genome Guided Therapy Study (BEAUTY Project) will help physicians tailor chemotherapy to breast cancer patients based on their individual genomes and the genomes of their tumors. Mayo Clinic researchers will obtain three whole genome sequences: one from the patients' healthy cells before [...]

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Solid 2011 Performance Sets Mayo Clinic on Path to Redefine Future of Health Care

Mayo Clinic today reported a solid performance in 2011 and shared plans for growth in services and programs to meet the needs of tomorrow's patients in new and different ways. Mayo Clinic has evolved to become a vast not-for-profit national and international medical organization that treats 1 million patients each [...]

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Ethics Expert Named Director of Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program

Richard Sharp, Ph.D., has recently joined Mayo Clinic as director of the newly formed Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program. The team helps researchers, physicians and patients address ethical questions brought about by advances in biology and medicine. Dr. Sharp says, “My goal for the new program is to provide institutional and national leadership [...]

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Mayo Clinic Hosts Conference on the Genetics of Healing

Individualizing Medicine 2013: From Promise to Practice, that's the name of a conference at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., this week focusing on how to translate the promise of genomic medicine into ongoing patient care. Genomics is the study of our genetic material, which determines everything from the color of our hair to which [...]

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Genetic Makeup and Diet Interact with the Microbiome to Impact Health

A Mayo Clinic researcher, along with his collaborators, has shown that an individual’s genomic makeup and diet interact to determine which microbes exist and how they act in the host intestine.The study was modeled in germ-free knockout mice to mimic a genetic condition that affects 1 in 5 humans and increases the [...]

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Expanding Diversity Research with Biobank in Arizona

Mayo Clinic is establishing a biobank at its Arizona campus, broadening the base of its genomic research efforts by supporting studies in obesity, metabolism and diabetes, all areas of special concern in the Latino population. The Sangre por Salud Biobank is a collaboration among Mayo, Mountain Park Health Center and Arizona State University. Biobanks are an integral component of Mayo’s [...]

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Mayo Clinic Hosts NIH Genomics Director at Individualizing Medicine Conference

"From Promise to Practice" is the title and the main message of the second annual Individualizing Medicine Conference at Mayo Clinic, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Richard Weinshilboum, M.D., chair of this year’s conference held by Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine, says, “Our goal is to inform practicing physicians, but other care providers, [...]

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