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Five Genomics Innovations from Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine

Individualized medicine, also known as personalized medicine or precision medicine, means tailoring diagnosis and treatment to each patient to optimize care. Patients have experienced this kind of care for 150 years at Mayo Clinic, where teams of specialists have always worked together to find answers. Now, at a time when we [...]

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Changes in Genetic Testing Recommendations Strengthen Patient Autonomy

ROCHESTER, Minn. ― Recent modifications in recommendations regarding incidental findings (IFs) in genetic testing from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) depart from the college’s 2013 recommendations in favor of an individualized approach. Experts in the Bioethics Program of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine published a [...]

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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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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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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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Today's #abcDrBchat: Genomics: Is it Hype or Hope?

  Genomics: Is it Hype or Hope? Ever thought of getting your genome sequenced? Join TODAY's #abcDrBchat at 1 p.m. ET from #CIMCon2013. Genomics is the study of our genetic material, which determines everything from the color of our hair to which diseases we may be at risk of developing. Join the chat today and [...]

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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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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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