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Dr. Joanne Weidhaas

International Women’s Day Profile: Dr. Joanne Weidhaas

Here at MiraKind, we’re constantly inspired by the amazing women who surround us; whether it is scientists and doctors working on our research, or the strong and empowered women who are facing complex health challenges with dignity and grace.

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Top 5 Reasons to Give a Charitable Donation this Holiday Season

This time of year, the malls and online stores are filled with shoppers, eager to purchase the perfect gift for friends and loved ones near and far. We may be biased, but…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so here at MiraKind, we’re taking a moment to think about the many ways in which breast cancer impacts our community.  Many of you may know that…

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Menopause & Myths about Hormone Replacement Therapy

For the large majority of us who suffer one or more symptoms of menopause, we can all agree that it is NO FUN.  So what can we do about it? According to…

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What You Need to Know About Estrogen and the KRAS-variant

Joanne Weidhaas is MiraKind’s founder and one of the scientists responsible for discovering the KRAS-variant, an inherited genetic mutation which predicts an increased risk of cancer. Following this breakthrough, Weidhaas and her…

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Let’s Talk Menopause (Finally)

Menopause: a condition that 100% of women will experience, yet so few of us feel comfortable talking about. We all know something about menopause, but just like pregnancy or bungee jumping, you…

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Why you should get your KRAS-variant results

Dear study participants, I wanted to share an experience that I had today. I had a wonderful conversation with a woman who participated in the first MiraKind study.  While I always enjoy…

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The truth about GWAS and the KRAS-variant

Although much of the world has accepted that GWAS studies, which use an outdated technology looking at large amounts of data, have failed to find any functional mutations, this approach has twice…

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Dr. Joanne Weidhaas

How does breast cancer treatment impact second breast cancer risk?

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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