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Menopause & Myths about Hormone Replacement Therapy

Post Updated February 7, 2022 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…

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Although much of the world has accepted that GWAS studies, which use an outdated technology looking at large amounts of data, have failed to find any functional mutations, this approach has twice…

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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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