Joining a Study is Easy & Free
Fill out the eligibility survey
Mail in your consent and DNA sample
Stay tuned for research results
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We will never share your information.
Do I have to pay to join a study?
No! Participation in a study is free.
If you’d like to obtain your individual results, you may do so for a discounted fee of $195, which covers the basic costs of processing the test.
How do I learn my KRAS-variant results?
Joining a study is not a way to directly order your KRAS-variant results. However, you do have the option to obtain your individual results if you are eligible, through a physician of your choice for a discounted fee of $195 when you join a study.
If you’re only interested in receiving your KRAS-variant results, you can directly order them here through MiraDx.
How do I send in my DNA sample?
After we receive your survey, we will mail you a consent form. Once the consent form is returned to us, you will receive a DNA collection kit in the mail from MiraKind.
After you perform a simple cheek swab, put your sample in the pre-paid envelope and mail it back to us.
What happens after I’ve joined a study?
MiraKind will analyze study participants’ DNA samples to answer research question(s). Some of you may receive a follow-up study-specific questionnaire to help us gain a more understanding of your health history.
All study participants will have the opportunity to be among the first to learn about the research findings through a MiraKind webinar that will take place at the conclusion of each study.
Who is MiraKind? What kind of research do you do?
MiraKind was founded as a nonprofit research organization in 2013 by Joanne Weidhaas, MD, PhD., following her discovery of the KRAS-variant, an inherited genetic mutation associated with an increased risk of cancer. We conduct research on a new class of genetic markers that provides powerful information to help people make personalized health decisions, especially around cancer.
This is important work! How can I help?
Please spread the word about MiraKind or donate to MiraKind! We depend on you to share the information with friends and family and support us, so that together, we can find the answers to protect our health and prevent cancer.