Oncology

With input from Mayo Clinic oncologists, our laboratories have developed a menu of next-generation sequencing (NGS) oncology panels. These panels aid in the diagnosis and management of patients with cancer and are optimized for clinically relevant genes and actionable targets consistent with current oncology guidelines.

By Alyssa Frank • July 16, 2019

September 19, 2019 | Scottsdale, AZ
This preconference session will familiarize participants with the application and utility of molecular oncology testing. Participants learn the fundamental features of molecular testing platforms as faculty review clinical scenarios in which molecular testing is appropriate.

By MCL Education • July 15, 2019

Targeted cancer therapies are defined as antibody or small molecule drugs that block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific cell molecules involved in tumor growth and progression. Multiple targeted therapies have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of specific cancers. Molecular genetic profiling is often needed to identify targets amenable to targeted therapies and to minimize treatment costs and therapy-associated risks.

By Alyssa Frank • July 10, 2019

Rondell P. Graham, M.B.B.S., gives an overview of this test available through Mayo Clinic Laboratories. He discusses when this testing should be ordered, how this testing improves upon previous testing approaches, what clinical action can be taken due to the results of this testing.

By Alyssa Frank • June 12, 2019

The presence NTRK gene fusions is one of the eligibility requirements for the recently FDA-approved therapy Vitrakvi (larotrectinib), a therapy indicated in adult and pediatric patients with solid tumors regardless of the type of tumor. NTRK gene fusions have been described in many cancers at various frequencies including common cancers such as lung, thyroid, and colorectal cancers.

By Alyssa Frank • May 22, 2019

Neuro-oncology is a complex field undergoing rapid changes with the advancement and evolution of sophisticated genetic testing. Evidence continues to grow in support of broad molecular and cytogenetic analysis for patients with brain tumors.

By Alyssa Frank • May 7, 2019

Mayo Clinic pathologists, researchers, and a wide spectrum of allied health staff are in National Harbor, Maryland for the 108th United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Meeting. Visit us at booth #510 to discuss how our testing can integrate with your practice.

By mayocliniclabs • March 18, 2019

This week’s Research Roundup highlights how the EZH2 cooperates with gain-of-function p53 mutants to promote cancer growth and metastasis.

By Kelley Luedke • February 11, 2019

This week’s Research Roundup highlights the diagnostic accuracy of echocardiography and intraoperative surgical inspection of the unicuspid aortic valve.

By Kelley Luedke • February 4, 2019

Genetic alterations in low-risk prostate cancer diagnosed by needle biopsy can identify men that harbor higher-risk cancer in their prostate glands, Mayo Clinic has discovered.

By Mayo Clinic News Network • January 15, 2019

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have discovered that large chromosomal rearrangements present in mesothelioma could make it possible to understand which patients are likely respond better to immunotherapy.

By Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine • November 27, 2018

AMA PRA Category 1TM / ABPath MOC
April 15–16, 2019 | Minneapolis, Minnesota
This comprehensive, case-based conference will prepare attendees for both common and uncommon clinical scenarios where molecular testing should be applied in a cost- and time-effective manner.

By MCL Education • November 20, 2018

Robert Jenkins, M.D., Ph.D., a pathologist and cancer geneticist at Mayo Clinic, provides an overview of the new neuro-oncology expanded gene panel and chromosomal microarray testing available through Mayo Medical Laboratories. He discusses which types of patients should be tested, how these tests improves upon previous methods, and what clinical action can be taken from the results of this testing.

By Alyssa Frank • November 12, 2018