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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:

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.

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Date closed: June 27, 2013

This study at Yale University in New Haven, CT, is investigating the effects of hormone replacement therapy and other types of estrogen exposure on a marker of breast cancer risk the research team has identified. The researchers originally wanted to enroll up to 1,500 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on April 17, 2013. After the Army of Women members began responding in high numbers to the Call to Action, the research team decided to keep the study open and recruit as many women as possible in a one-month period. Doing so will allow the team to study a wide variety of survivors, including pre- and post-menopausal women and women with different stages and grades of breast cancer. When the study closed on May 22, 2013, the Army of Women had provided the team with more than 2,460 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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Date closed: May 22, 2013

The purpose of this study at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, is to gain a better understanding of the changes that may occur in the breast when women use oral contraceptives (birth control pills) that contain different levels of the hormones estrogen and progestin. The researchers wanted to enroll 85 women. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on February 1, 2012. The researchers were able to close enrollment on March 29, 2013, after the Army of Women provided them with 120 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: March 29, 2013

This study at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, is studying the effects of one year of soy supplementation on women with a family history of breast cancer (high-risk women) and women who have been treated for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or invasive breast cancer. They want to see if soy can reduce breast density or slow or reduce cell growth in the breast. The researchers wanted to enroll 65 women. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on April 4, 2012. The researchers were able to close enrollment on March 26, 2013, after the Army of Women provided them with 147 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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Date closed: March 26, 2013

This study at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA, is investigating whether giving hormones that mimic pregnancy to women with a BRCA1 or 2 mutation can change these high risk women’s breast tissue in ways that appear to reduce their risk. The researchers wanted to enroll 11 Army of Women members. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on April 14, 2010. The researchers closed enrollment on March 19, 2013, after the Army of Women provided them with 7 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: March 19, 2013

The purpose of this study at the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation in Santa Monica, CA, is to explore whether bacteria and viruses are found in breast ductal fluid. The researchers wanted to enroll 100 women. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on November 14, 2012. The researchers were able to close enrollment on March 3, 2013, after the Army of Women provided them with 211 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: March 4, 2013

Researchers at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, developed a program that they hope will help Black/African-American breast cancer survivors increase their physical activity and improve their diet. This study is looking at the effectiveness of the program in improving the quality of health behaviors. The researchers wanted to enroll 50 Black/African-American breast cancer survivors in the study. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on October 12, 2011. When the research team closed enrollment on February 7, 2013, the Army of Women had provided them with 23 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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Date closed: February 7, 2013

This study at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center in Madison and the Fred Hutchinson Research Center in Seattle, Washington, is investigating whether cadmium, a heavy metal found in the environment, is related to breast density. The researchers will measure the amount of cadmium and other heavy metals found in participants' urine samples. They will also review the participants' recent mammography reports to collect data on breast density. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 1,000 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on December 5, 2012. The researchers were able to close enrollment less than 26 hours later, on December 6, 2012, after the Army of Women provided them with 2,580 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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Date closed: December 6, 2012

This study at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Florida is evaluating a breast cancer education program for Black/African American women in South Florida that incorporates stress management and relaxation skills training. The researchers wanted to enroll 85 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on January 26, 2011. The research team closed enrollment on November 2, 2012. Due to the strict eligibility criteria and study location, the Army of Women was unable to provide women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: November 2, 2012

The purpose of this study at the University of Louisville Brown Cancer Center, in Kentucky, is to develop a tool that can determine whether a woman who has had breast cancer is at high risk of developing uterine cancer. The research team used an online survey to identify factors that are associated with developing uterine cancer after breast cancer. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 10,000 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on February 9, 2012. The researchers were able to close enrollment on August 31, 2012, after the Army of Women provided them with 7,660 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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Date closed: August 31, 2012

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