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Since October 2008, we have supported more than 145 studies, connecting over 106,000 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:

This study aimed to identify psychosocial and behavioral factors associated with inflammation that may contribute to cognitive thinking (memory, attention, and processing speed) problems following chemotherapy. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 50 volunteers from the Army of Women (AOW) from the greater Austin, Texas area. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on September 28, 2016. The researchers closed enrollment on May 5, 2017, after the AOW provided them with 82 volunteers who were interested in enrolling in the study. The research team published the findings from this study in The Breast.

Date closed: May 5, 2017

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of over-the-counter personal care products on women’s breast cells. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 20 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 August 17, 2016. The researchers closed enrollment on May 1, 2017. The AOW provided them with 11 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: May 1, 2017

The EMBRACA study compared the safety and effectiveness of the PARP inhibitor talazoparib to commonly used chemotherapy drugs in women and men with an inherited BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation diagnosed with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer. The researchers wanted to enroll 429 participants 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 November 16, 2016. The researchers were able to close enrollment on April 25, 2017, after the AOW provided them with 6 volunteers who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: April 25, 2017

This study was designed to identify the best ways to communicate with potential study participants about the risks and benefits of sharing environmental health data online in different types of scientific databases. The researchers turned to the Army of Women (AOW) to help enroll up to 10,000 volunteers from anywhere in the U.S. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on May 25, 2016. The researchers closed enrollment on April 10, 2017, after the AOW provided them with 2,212 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: April 10, 2017

The purpose of this study was to identify genes that may contribute to the effect that chemotherapy has on a woman’s ovaries. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 5,000 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 December 16, 2015. The researchers closed enrollment on March 14, 2017, after the AOW provided them with 882 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: March 14, 2017

In this study researchers investigated changes in brain function in women with breast cancer. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 55 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 September 30, 2015. The researchers closed enrollment on March 10, 2017. The AOW provided them with 127 women who were interested in enrolling in the study. 

Date closed: March 10, 2017

This study investigated whether a 12-week acupuncture program could help reduce joint pain or stiffness caused by anti-estrogen breast cancer therapies.The researchers wanted to enroll 228 women. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women (AOW) members on September 18, 2013. The researchers were able to close enrollment on February 21, 2017, after the AOW provided them with 103 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: February 21, 2017

The purpose of this study was to determine whether adding flaxseed (a food high in compounds that can change hormones) to a regular diet changes hormones that are related to breast cancer risk and if the effect of flaxseed differs between African- American and Caucasian women. The researchers turned to the Army of Women (AOW) to enroll up to 200 volunteers from the Buffalo, New York area. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on July 24, 2013. The researchers closed enrollment on February 3, 2017, after the AOW provided them with 35 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: February 13, 2017

The purpose of the Understanding Patient Trade-Offs When Choosing Between Breast Conservation Surgery (BCS) and Mastectomy Study is to learn what is most important to women when they are faced with deciding between a mastectomy (with or without reconstructive surgery) or lumpectomy with radiation. This information may help physicians learn how to better communicate surgical options to patients. It will also help the researchers develop educational materials to assist women as they are making their surgical decision.

Date closed: January 3, 2017

The purpose of this study was to determine if there are enough eligible and willing volunteers in the New York Metro Area to conduct a larger study on the effects of various hormonal birth control formulations on breast tissue. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 1,000 volunteers from the Army of Women (AOW) from the New York Metro Area. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on October 7, 2015. The researchers closed enrollment on December 20, 2016, after the AOW provided them with 157 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: December 20, 2016

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