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Show Your MiraKind Pride With a Donation!

Make your lifesaving gift of $75 or more, and we'll send you our new tote bag so you can show your MiraKind pride everywhere you go. Make a gift of $250 or more, and we'll send you our brand new MiraKind hoodie to help keep you warm this holiday season!

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KRAS-Variant Stories

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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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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Why “Self Care” is not “Selfish”

Cancer survivors and their loved ones are no strangers to the adverse effects chemotherapy can have on one’s body, mind, and spirit. Despite these setbacks, Mirakind community member and blogger, Heather Trojan,...

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News & Updates

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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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’ve spoken a lot...

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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...

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Q&A & Discusson

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?

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