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While BRCA is the most well-known and commonly tested genetic mutation for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) families (i.e. those with multiple cases of breast and/or ovarian cancer on the same side of the family), it is also incredibly rare, found in only 0.25% of the population.
The KRAS-variant, in contrast, is found in 6-10% of the population, making it 20x more common than BRCA genetic mutations. If you have a family history of breast, ovarian or lung cancer, you are eligible for our studies as well as KRAS-variant testing. If you would like to join a study, please follow take the eligibility survey.
MiraKind’s research is focused on better understanding the lifestyle and environmental factors that impact cancer risk for KRAS-variant individuals so that they may make informed decisions to protect their health. Learn more about MiraKind’s open or future research studies that may be relevant to you.
Determine whether higher-level breast cancer screening, such as breast MRI, is something to consider in addition to annual mammograms. If having a hysterectomy and you are peri-menopausal, discuss the pros and cons of ovary removal with follow-up hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with your physician.
Determine whether hormone replacement therapy at menopause could be protective against cancer if not otherwise contraindicated. Use the information to determine whether or not ovary removal makes sense for you at menopause.
Be aware that an increased risk of ovarian cancer increases the importance of ongoing gynecological care. Determine whether continuing on hormone replacement therapy may be beneficial.
Use your genetic information to ask for continued breast and gynecological screening. Determine whether continuing on hormone replacement therapy may be beneficial.
By enrolling in a MiraKind study, you can join our efforts to identify cancer prevention and risk-reduction strategies for individuals with the KRAS-variant. Being a study participant is FREE, and you can choose to get your KRAS-variant results for $195.
If you have endometriosis, or a family history of endometriosis and/or cancer, please enroll in a MiraKind study. Our current study aims to identify which medicines work best for managing endometriosis and minimizing future cancer risk. Being a study participant is FREE, and if eligible you can choose to get your KRAS-variant results for $195.