Research

Part 2 Q&A: Meet the UCLA Research Team

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Research, team

Part 2 Q&A: Meet the UCLA Research Team

Amidst the setbacks and complexities of their research, the team works diligently toward the goal of expanding and improving our understanding of how cancer works and how it can be treated. I posed some questions to a few of the researchers in the Weidhaas research group.

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

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in estrogen, founder, KRAS-variant, menopause, Research

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 team of researchers began exploring the connection between estrogen and breast cancer risk, particularly as it pertains to individuals who test positive for the KRAS-variant.

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