Breast Cancer

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Hereditary Breast Cancer and How to Get Checked

Breast cancer can be caused by hereditary factors, environmental factors, or both. In this blog post, we will discuss what hereditary breast cancer is, the known genetic variants associated with it, and…

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Breast cancer risk factors

Last month, we looked at two different types of genetic variants: BRCA variants and the KRAS-variant. Both BRCA and KRAS are pathogenic variants that are linked to an increased risk of breast…

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Understanding different genetic causes of cancer: BRCA variants vs. the KRAS-variant

This post explores BRCA variants vs. the KRAS-variant and is part two in our series on understanding the different genetic causes of cancer. In part one of our series, we compared genetic…

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

We received a great question from a friend of a patient asking, “since she knows she has a BRCA mutation, is it necessary to find out if she also has the KRAS-variant?…

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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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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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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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