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Connecting a Family History of Cancer with Personal Health

Jenn Roark was only 33 when she was first diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Breast Cancer. She felt a hard spot on her breast, short of a lump, but decided to be safe…

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How Do I Get My DNA Test (KRAS-variant) Results?

Video 3 in our Ask Me Anything Series: Dr. Joanne Weidhaas answers your questions in our Ask Me Anything video series. Have a Question for Dr. Joanne? Submit your Q here

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Do I need to get tested for KRAS-variant if I’m BRCA positive?

  Video 2 in our Ask Me Anything Series: Dr. Joanne Weidhaas answers your questions in our Ask Me Anything video series. Have a Question for Dr. Joanne? Submit your Q here

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Should I Get Pelvic Exams if I Have No Ovaries?

  Video 1 in our Ask Me Anything Series: Video Answers to Your Questions Have a Question for Dr. Joanne? Submit your Q here

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How Genetic Testing Helped Karen Navigate Her Cancer Treatment

When pathology reports from her lung cancer biopsy showed that 56-year-old Karen Peterson was positive for the KRAS oncogene, she had never heard of the KRAS protein before. Karen and her family…

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New Research: “The KRAS-variant induces an epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition ‘EMT’ in normal breast epithelial cells”

As discussed in our previous Genetics series posts, the discovery of non-coding RNAs paved the way for changes in the Central Dogma and how we think about the flow of genetic information…

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KRAS-Variant and Breast Cancer

Webinar – KRAS-Variant and Breast Cancer Did you miss our live webinar on the KRAS-Variant with Dr. Joanne Weidhaas? Watch the replay and learn about how this genetic mutation can impact your…

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Menopause

Menopause: a condition that 100% of women will experience, yet so few of us feel comfortable talking about. Let’s start with Perimenopause… Did you know that women in their 40s (and some…

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New Research: How Inherited DNA -Based Mutations Impact Immunotherapy

The partners on the UCLA research team have made new discoveries about how genetic mutations can help doctors predict patient responses to cancer-fighting immunotherapy drugs. In the past, we have spoken a…

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How Hazel Helped Scientists Learn More About Hormone Replacement Therapy

For women approaching or experiencing menopause, the question of whether or not to utilize hormone replacement therapy is a common one. After her hysterectomy at age 45, Hazel, now 87 years old…

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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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HRT and The KRAS-Variant

While there are many factors to consider before taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT), understanding your genetic profile can prove invaluable in your decision-making process. Joanne Weidhaas, MD, PhD, and her colleagues published…

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