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Since October 2008, we have supported more than 120 studies, connecting over 102,000 volunteers with innovative research around the world. These research projects have studied everything from our microbiota to novel breast cancer genes. We have made a point to partner with researchers who are asking important questions that may help eradicate breast cancer.

While these research studies are always different, there is one common factor: our dedicated Army of Women members. With their help, the following supported studies completed enrollment:

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.

Date closed: May 1, 2018

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between physical activity and memory in women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Using an iPhone app and an activity monitor, this study measured participants’ cognitive function, physical activity, and quality of life. Findings from this study will be used to help the researchers develop a program aimed at improving cognitive function and quality of life in women with breast cancer.

The researchers wanted to enroll up to 1000 volunteers from the Army of Women (AOW) from across the United States. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on July 8th, 2015. The researchers closed enrollment on March 26th, 2018, after the AOW provided them with 834 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: April 3, 2018

Four Conversations is a standardized, online care-planning curriculum for patients with metastatic breast cancer, healthcare providers, and patient caregivers. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact that Four Conversations has on participants’ ability to discuss treatment options and advanced care planning.

The researchers wanted to enroll up to 250 participants from the AOW, including women with metastatic breast cancer and patient caregivers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on May 17th, 2017. The researchers were able to close enrollment on April 2nd, 2018, after the Army of Women provided them with 67 members who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: April 3, 2018

The purpose of this study was to evaluate an iPad test called the Mobile Cognitive Assessment Battery or MCAB. This test evaluated memory, attention, processing speed, and verbal skills in breast cancer survivors between the ages of 21 and 60. The researchers wanted to learn what survivors thought about the test, its ease of use, and what happens when patients take the test more than once. The researchers turned to the Army of Women (AOW) to enroll up to 15 volunteers in Houston, Texas. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on December 6, 2017. The researchers closed enrollment on March 13, 2018, after the AOW provided them with 21 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: March 13, 2018

The purpose of this study was to evaluate how cancer treatments, genetics, and smoking history affect thinking and memory in older women. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 480 volunteers from the Army of Women (AOW) from New York, NY or Duarte, CA. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on October 26th, 2016. The researchers closed enrollment on February 1st, 2018, after the AOW provided them with 161 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: February 1, 2018

The purpose of this study was to test the effects of a technology-supported intervention for increasing physical activity in breast cancer survivors. The researchers turned to the Army of Women (AOW) to enroll up to 256 volunteers throughout the U.S. The initial Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on April 26th, 2017. The researchers closed enrollment on January 19th, 2018, after the AOW provided them with 426 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Learn about the development of this app in the OPT-ACT Study

Research Webinar:
Development of Fit2Thrive: A Technology-Supported Physical Activity Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivors

Date closed: January 19, 2018

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of creating a personal website to communicate with others during the experience of metastatic breast cancer. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 64 volunteers from the Army of Women (AOW) from Los Angeles or Orange County, CA areas. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on January 13th, 2016. The researchers closed enrollment on November 21st, 2017, after the AOW provided them with 10 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: January 8, 2018

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.

Date closed: September 15, 2017

This study investigated how Latinas with BRCA 1 or BRCA2 mutations manage their risk of breast and ovarian cancer, including whether they choose to have prophylactic surgery to remove their breasts and/or ovaries. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 80 volunteers from the Army of Women (AOW) from anywhere in the U.S. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on November 30, 2016. The researchers closed enrollment on August 29, 2017, after the AOW provided them with 8 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: August 30, 2017

This study investigated how women make decisions about surgical treatment for breast cancer. The research team also wanted to learn how financial concerns influence treatment decisions and how treatment costs affect women after treatment has ended. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 5000 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 January 20, 2017. The researchers closed enrollment on June 15, 2017. The AOW provided them with 744 volunteers who were interested in enrolling in the study. 

Date closed: June 16, 2017

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