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We bring together individuals with the KRAS-variant to share their stories, learn from one other, and offer support.

“Nobody plans to get cancer–I certainly didn’t.”

“Nobody plans to get cancer–I certainly didn’t.”

Posted by on 1:29 pm in Stories | 0 comments

During the summer of 2009, Tina Kelly noticed two pea-sized lumps in her right breast. Feeling strong and having plenty of energy, she thought for sure they were benign fibroids, which she had had previously. Just to be safe, she visited her physician. When a deeper scan revealed a substantial tumor in her right breast, Tina was utterly blindsided.

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Why you should get your KRAS-variant results

Why you should get your KRAS-variant results

Posted by on 12:00 pm in KRAS-variant | 4 comments

I had a wonderful conversation with a woman who participated in the first MiraKind study. While I always enjoy speaking with study participants, I had very mixed emotions about this conversation, because I was discussing her KRAS-variant results with her – and she is positive.

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The truth about GWAS and the KRAS-variant

The truth about GWAS and the KRAS-variant

Posted by on 6:09 pm in KRAS-variant, Research | 0 comments

Although much of the world has accepted that GWAS studies, which use an outdated technology looking at large amounts of data, have failed to find any functional mutations, this approach has twice been used to try and refute the validity of the KRAS-variant.

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Using My Illness to Change the Future

Using My Illness to Change the Future

Posted by on 12:14 am in Guest posts, Stories | 5 comments

“It’s definitely cancer” is what I heard on the second day of my summer vacation in July 1995. I was 34 years old and had found a lump under my right breast. In my early 20s, I remember feeling good about checking the box to be an organ donor…

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Our Next Study: How does breast cancer treatment impact second breast cancer risk?

Our Next Study: How does breast cancer treatment impact second breast cancer risk?

Posted by on 12:03 am in Breast Cancer, KRAS-variant, Prevention, Research | 0 comments

We are embarking on a study to explore how breast cancer management strategies (e.g., chemotherapy, surgery, hormones) that are used to treat breast cancer, impact breast cancer risk for women with the KRAS-variant.

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