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Study Publications


Your commitment and participation in research is impactful.

The decision to donate your time, health information, and/or biological samples has resulted in scientific publications which share important research findings with the greater breast cancer community. We are dedicated to keeping our members connected with research, from study launch through data analysis and results. To connect with results, we encourage you to view the following publications from previous Army of Women supported studies.

 


 

Read this article on the Psychooncology website.

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Aguiñaga S, Ehlers DK, Cosman J, Severson J, Kramer AF, McAuley E Psychooncology, May 2018

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BrainBaseline CARE: Feasibility Study on a Cancer Patient Cognitive Assessment Platform

This study investigated the feasibility of using the BrainBaseline© iPad app to identify problems with cognitive functioning in women and men who are, or have been, diagnosed with cancer. The researchers turned to the Army of Women (AOW) to enroll up to 500 volunteers from anywhere in the U.S. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on April 12, 2017. The researchers closed enrollment five months later, on September 11, 2017, after the AOW provided them with 683 participants who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Psychoneuroendocrinology website.

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Crosswell A. D. , Moreno P. I., Raposa E. B. , Motivala S. J., Stanton A. L. , Ganz P. A. and Bower J. E. Psychoneuroendocrinology, December 2017

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A Mindfulness Meditation-Based Intervention for Younger Breast Cancer Survivors

This study at the University of California, Los Angeles, is evaluating the effectiveness of a specially designed mindfulness meditation-based intervention on psychological, behavioral, and biological functioning in women who were diagnosed with breast cancer before age 50. The researchers wanted to enroll 60 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on August 31, 2011. The researchers were able to close enrollment on May 8, 2012, after the Army of Women provided them with 75 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience website.

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Kesler S, Rao A, Blayney DW, Oakley Girvan I, Karuturi M, Palesh O. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, November 2017

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Assessment of Cognitive Difficulties in Breast Cancer

This study at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, is using cognitive tests and MRI scans to learn more about how breast cancer and its treatments can affect the brain and cognitive functioning. The study will compare women who have never had breast cancer to women with breast cancer. The researchers wanted to enroll 100 healthy women from the Army of Women. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on June 26, 2013. The researchers were able to close enrollment one day later, on June 27, 2013, after the Army of Women provided them with 293 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Breast Cancer Research and Treatment website.

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Blaes A, Beckwith H, Florea N, Hebbel R, Solovey A, Potter D, Yee D, Vogel R, Luepker R, Duprez D. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, November 2017

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Vascular Assessment in Breast Cancer Survivors Taking Aromatase Inhibitors

The purpose of this study at the University of Minnesota is to learn more about the effect that aromatase inhibitors have on a postmenopausal woman’s heart and blood vessels. To study this, the researchers are analyzing the blood vessel elasticity and heart health of three groups: women with breast cancer who have been on an aromatase inhibitor (and are HER2-negative); women with triple negative breast cancer; and healthy women. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 50 volunteers from the Greater St. Paul, Minn., area and they enlisted the Army of Women (AOW) to help support their recruitment efforts. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on May 7, 2014, and the researchers closed enrollment on Aug. 11, 2014. The AOW provided them with 95 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.e inhibitors will impair vascular relaxation and result in impaired endothelial function as compared to that of two patient populations: healthy postmenopausal women and those with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) who do not receive aromatase inhibitors.

Read this article on the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise website.

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Rogers, LQ; Courneya, KS; Oster, RA; Anton, PM; Robbs, RS; Forero, A; McAuley, E. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise , October 2017

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BEAT Cancer Study

This study conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Alabama at Birmingham is evaluating the effectiveness of the BEAT Cancer exercise program. The research team is comparing the effects of the BEAT Cancer exercise intervention to usual care (written materials about exercise for cancer survivors) on short- and longer-term physical activity adherence among breast cancer survivors. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 256 volunteers and used the Army of Women (AOW) as one of their recruitment sources. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on May 29, 2011, and the researchers closed enrollment on Sept. 28, 2015. The AOW provided them with 64 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Psychooncology website.

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Rogers, LQ; Courneya, KS; Anton, PM; Verhulst, S; Vicari, SK, Robbs, RS; McAuley, E Psychooncology, September 2017

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BEAT Cancer Study

This study conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Alabama at Birmingham is evaluating the effectiveness of the BEAT Cancer exercise program. The research team is comparing the effects of the BEAT Cancer exercise intervention to usual care (written materials about exercise for cancer survivors) on short- and longer-term physical activity adherence among breast cancer survivors. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 256 volunteers and used the Army of Women (AOW) as one of their recruitment sources. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on May 29, 2011, and the researchers closed enrollment on Sept. 28, 2015. The AOW provided them with 64 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Journal of Clinical Oncology website.

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Irwin M.R., Olmstead R., Carrillo C., Sadeghi N., Nicassio P., Ganz P.A., and Bower J.E. Journal of Clinical Oncology, August 2017

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Chronic Insomnia Study (Tai Chi Effects)

This study at the University of California, Los Angeles, is investigating whether Tai Chi or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can change sleep patterns and reduce insomnia. The study will also investigate whether Tai Chi or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy changes levels of the immune cell products that are known to alter sleep. Finally, the study will assess individual genetic differences in immune cell products and their possible relationship to insomnia. The researchers wanted to enroll at least 55 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on February 18, 2010. The researchers were able to close enrollment on May 26, 2011, after the Army of Women provided them with 86 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management website.

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Miaskowski, C RN, PhD, Mastick, J RN, MN, Paul SM, PhD, Topp, K PT, PhD, Smoot, B PT, DPTSc, Abrams, G MD, Chen, L MD, Kober, KM PhD, Conley, YP PhD, Chesney, M PhD, Bolla, K RN, BSN, Mausisa, G RN, MS, Mazor, M RN, PhD(c), Wong, M MD, Schumacher, M MD, PhD, and Levine, JD MD, PhD Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, August 2017

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Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Lymphedema

The purpose of this study at the University of California, San Francisco is to better understand the signs and symptoms of chemotherapy neuropathy and the genetic (inherited) factors that increase risk of developing it. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 600 volunteers near San Francisco and they enlisted the Army of Women (AOW) to support the final stages of their recruitment efforts. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on June 10, 2015, and the researchers closed enrollment on Nov. 23, 2015, after the AOW provided them with 106 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Pilot and Feasibility Studies website.

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Arikawa AY, Kaufman BC, Raatz SK, Kurzer MS. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, July 2017

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Weight Loss and Breast Cancer Survivors

This study at the University of Minnesota is researching if weight loss increases or decreases certain biomarkers that are associated with breast cancer risk, recurrence, and quality of life. The researchers were looking to enroll at least 20 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on May 28, 2009. The researchers were able to close enrollment on July 14, 2009, after the Army of Women provided them with 45 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the JMIR Cancer website.

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Paxton RJ, Hajek R, Newcomb P, Dobhal M, Borra S, Taylor WC, Parra-Medina D, Chang S, Courneya KS, Block G,11, Block T, Jones LA.) JMIR Cancer, July 2017

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ALIVE Lifestyle Intervention Study

This study at University of North Texas Health Science Center is gathering information about the health behaviors of cancer survivors in order to learn more about the cultural, social, and environmental factors related to dietary intake, prolonged sitting, and physical activity. The researchers also want to learn if cancer survivors who take part in lifestyle interventions have better overall health and quality of life than those who do not take part in these interventions. They turned to the Army of Women (AOW) to enroll up to 300 volunteers from anywhere in the US. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on July 22, 2015. The researchers closed enrollment on Sept. 14, 2015, after the AOW provided them with 735 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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