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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:

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.

Resulting Publications:

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

The overall goal of this study at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, is to learn about the impact breast-conserving surgery/lumpectomy, mastectomy, or mastectomy with breast reconstruction have on a woman's quality of life, general health care experience, and satisfaction with care and outcomes. The research team wanted to enroll as many breast cancer survivors as possible who were interested in participating in their online survey. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on May 24, 2012. The researchers were able to close enrollment on August 21, 2012, after the Army of Women provided them with 9,282 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Research Webinar:
A Conversation with Dr. Dunya Atisha

Resulting Publications:

 

Date closed: August 31, 2012

This study at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester is exploring the unique experiences and needs of Latina breast cancer survivors whose treatments have resulted in chemotherapy-induced menopause. The researchers wanted to enroll 20 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on August 22, 2012. The researchers were able to close enrollment eight days later, on August 30, 2012, after the Army of Women provided them with 47 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Resulting Publications:

Date closed: August 30, 2012

This study, a collaboration between the University of Maine and the Pine Street Foundation in San Anselmo, Calif., is using specially trained dogs and a chemical test to analyze women's breath samples with the goal of identifying biological markers (biomarkers) that could be used to diagnose ovarian cancer. The researchers had previously tried to identify biomarkers in breath samples that could be used to diagnose breast and lung cancer. The researchers wanted to enroll 30 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on July 21, 2010. The researchers were able to close enrollment on August 6, 2012, after the Army of Women provided them with 55 women who were interested in participating in the study.

Date closed: August 6, 2012

This study at Boston University School of Public Health, in collaboration with researchers at Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island, is gathering information about the well-being and quality of life of breast cancer survivors to develop programs and services designed to reduce health disparities. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 600 lesbian and bisexual women and 600 heterosexual women. The first Call to Action for this study, recruiting lesbian and bisexual women, was sent to Army of Women members on October 19, 2011. The second Call to Action, recruiting heterosexual women, was sent to Army of Women members on March 14, 2012. The researchers closed enrollment on June 26, 2012, after the Army of Women provided them with 320 lesbian or bisexual women and 859 heterosexual women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: June 26, 2012

This study at Boston University School of Public Health, in collaboration with researchers at Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island, is gathering information about the well-being and quality of life of breast cancer survivors to develop programs and services designed to reduce health disparities. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 600 lesbian and bisexual women and 600 heterosexual women. The first Call to Action for this study, recruiting lesbian and bisexual women, was sent to Army of Women members on October 19, 2011. The second Call to Action, recruiting heterosexual women, was sent to Army of Women members on March 14, 2012. The researchers closed enrollment on June 26, 2012, after the Army of Women provided them with 320 lesbian or bisexual women and 859 heterosexual women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Resulting Publications:

Date closed: June 26, 2012

This study at the University at Buffalo, in New York, is investigating whether there are undiscovered inherited genetic mutations unique to African Americans that may predict early breast cancer risk. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 400 volunteers (150 families). The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on October 6, 2010. The Army of Women provided them with 190 women who were interested in enrolling in the study. The researchers closed enrollment on June 15, 2012, with 33 percent of its study sample coming from the Army of Women.

Research Webinar:
Army of Women Research 101: Dr. Heather Ochs-Balcom

Resulting Publications:

Date closed: June 15, 2012

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