Defeating Breast Cancer

through Awareness, Research, and Prevention

Breast cancer can be defeated through increased awareness, early detection, and effective prevention. The Cristine Meredith Miele Foundation is dedicated to promoting genetic testing for high risk individuals and genome research aimed at identifying more causal gene mutations. We want all women who are considered at high risk of developing the disease to be able to receive all genetic testing as a means for early detection and prevention, regardless of their financial situations.


Cancer is the second leading cause of death for women in the United States. This does NOT need to be the case anymore. While late stage cancer has a high mortality rate, many early stage breast cancers are curable with timely appropriate treatments. For example, the 5-year survival rate for Stage 0 patients is 93%, while the survival rate for Stage IV patients is only 15%. Through early detection and possibly prevention altogether, mortality rates will continue to drop.


Join us in the battle against breast cancer – there is hope for beating this disease!



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About Cristine Meredith Miele

Cristine Meredith Miele (“Crissy”) was a mother, wife, avid athlete (tennis player, skier, golfer, and runner), world traveler, chef, gardener, and a dear friend to many. Crissy was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer when she was 28 years old. Pregnant with her third child, the pair went through a radical mastectomy and several rounds of chemotherapy together. She delivered her baby boy early to begin an even more intense treatment program that included more chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant, radiation, and hormone therapy. Crissy’s prognosis was not good, but she fought hard and lived another twelve years. She resumed playing…