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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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Implications of Patient Genomic Sequencing at ACMG

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Researchers from the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine will present results of three different studies evaluating implications and feasibility of genome sequencing at the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting this week in Nashville, Tenn. Presenters are available for interviews at the conference or remote interviews by [...]

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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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Medical Experts for Media - Genomics

Robert Jenkins, M.D., Ph.D. Richard Weinshilboum, M.D. Eric Wieben, Ph.D. ___________________________________________________________________________ Robert Jenkins, M.D., Ph.D., an expert in cancer genetics Cancer genetics investigator Author of more than 240 scientific articles To schedule an interview, call: Media Relations Consultant Bob Nellis (507-284-5005) ___________________________________________________________________________ Richard Weinshilboum, M.D., an expert in genetics International [...]

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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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Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Role of Cul4 Molecule in Genome Instability and Cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that a molecule called Cul4 helps to deposit DNA-packaging histone proteins onto DNA, an integral step in cramming yards of genetic code into compact coils that can fit into each cell. When DNA isn't packaged correctly, it can lead to the genomic instability characteristic of many forms [...]

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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 and Harvard: National Standards Needed for Genomic Medical Data

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The break neck pace of genomic discoveries has ushered in a new problem in the delivery of personalized medicine: comprehensive and consistent data reporting that will improve health information technologies for better patient care. Christopher G. Chute, M.D., of Mayo Clinic and Isaac Kohane, M.D., of Harvard [...]

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Team Develops Editing Toolkit for Customizing Zebrafish Genomes

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 20, 2012.  Mayo Clinic researchers and an international team of scientists have developed a highly-efficient means of editing zebrafish genomes for research purposes, eliminating a bottleneck that has stymied biomedical scientists from using the fish as a model for human disease. The details appear online today [...]

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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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Doctors at Mayo Clinic are developing a new field of research called vaccinomics. Their hope is to be able to use gene testing to find out exactly who's at risk of getting the flu, who will benefit from the vaccine and who won't.

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If you could peer into the future of medical care, individualized medicine would be what you see.  On Saturday, Oct. 5, we will broadcast from the Individualizing Medicine Conference, in Rochester, Minn.  We’ll discuss how the promise of genomic medicine has been brought into the medical practice and what genomics advances mean [...]

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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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10 Things That Have Happened Since Mapping the Human Genome – or, What’s Genomic Research Done for Me Lately?

  MAYO CLINIC MEDIA ADVISORY: 10 Ways the Human Genome Can Affect Diagnosis and Treatment in Health Learn more: Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine   1. It’s already influenced drug labels and uses for some medicines. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has changed medication labeling, doses and uses [...]

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Exploring Genomics in Patient Care

MULTIMEDIA ALERT: Mayo Clinic’s inaugural Individualizing Medicine Conference, scheduled Oct. 1–3, with “NPR's Science Friday’s” Ira Flatow and “The Wall Street Journal’s” Ron Winslow among session participants. Physicians and researchers in this rapidly growing field of genomics in patient care are building a new type of medicine based on the genomic [...]

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