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Army of Women November 2012 Update!

We are proud to announce the Army of Women has reached another significant milestone - we are now more than 370,000 strong! All of YOU helped us reach this impeccable number supporting our efforts to encourage women to take action and become part of the solution by participating in breast cancer research.  As supporters of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation’s Love /Avon Army of Women, you know our approach is all about research, and specifically research on women — all kinds of women; women with a history of breast cancer and women without breast cancer.

And while we have pioneered a new path for research that involves each and every one of you, we still have so much more to do!  That is why we must continue our efforts to recruit ONE MILLION women to join this cause.  We need ALL women over the age of 18 and of every ethnicity to commit themselves to taking action against breast cancer by participating in any one of our open research studies.  This month, take action, spread the word, and Act with Love!  Here are a few of our innovative research projects that you can join:

Health of Women Study

The Health of Women (HOW) Study is a new approach to research that aims to tell us HOW breast cancer starts and HOW to prevent it.

EVERY WOMAN can take part in HOW with or without a breast cancer diagnosis. We will also accept men living with breast cancer or at high risk for breast cancer, as we think their cases can shed important light on this disease. It doesn’t matter where you livethe United States, Europe, Australia, ANYWHEREwe want to hear from you. You don’t even have to leave your house to participate-HOW is an online study!

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Low Dose Tamoxifen Breast Cancer Prevention Study

The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of two years of low-dose tamoxifen on breast density and other biological markers (biomarkers) associated with increased breast cancer risk in female childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer survivors treated with chest or axilla radiation by the age of 40. The study is also measuring the safety and tolerability of tamoxifen at the lower dose. This study is being conducted by researchers in Duarte, Calif., Los Angeles, Calif., Boston, MA, Seattle, WA, Rochester, Minnesota, Memphis, Tenn., Atlanta, Georgia, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Effects of Soy on Breast Tissue Study

The research team 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. We need women ages 30-75 in the Los Angeles, CA, area.

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Latina Breast Cancer Initiative

In an effort to find the best way to help medical providers and Latinas diagnosed with breast cancer, researchers have developed a study to investigate Latinas’ experience with cancer. The focus of this study is on quality of life and the psychological adjustment after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. You don’t have to leave your house to participate! Interviews can be conducted in English or Spanish. We need Latina/Hispanic breast cancer survivors diagnosed with invasive breast cancer within the past 12 months ANYWHERE in the United States.

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