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January 2013 - Studies You Can Join!

The New Year presents us with great opportunities for progress and discovery, but we can’t do it without you!  To date we have launched 70 breast cancer studies to the Army of Women, and we are proud to announce that we successfully rang in 2013 with 48 of these projects closed to recruitment, thanks to all of YOU who signed up to participate or shared the studies with family and friends.  What an achievement!  While our program rose to new heights in 2012, there is much more work to be done in 2013.

So, without further ado, let’s get started!  We have four fantastic studies that need your special attention:

Earlier this month we sent out an e-blast to our members looking to round out recruitment for the Breast Cancer Cognitive Rehabilitation Study.  The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a rehabilitation group intervention program for breast cancer survivors who are experiencing memory loss and concentration problems associated with cancer treatments.   While we successfully recruited 16 new participants to this study, we are still on the hunt for more!  Help us move this to our closed studies list today!

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In December, we successfully recruited 13 new women interested in participating in the Shift Work and Breast Cancer Risk Study!  Now, we are gearing up for the Komen Tissue Bank’s next tissue collection on February 9th in Indianapolis and are looking for ALL female night shift workers who live in or near the area!  The research team is studying breast tissue samples from women who have not had breast cancer, who have worked either day shifts or night shifts for at least five consecutive years, to better understand whether wake/sleep cycle disruptions may increase breast cancer risk.

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Giving birth before age 25 and having multiple pregnancies has been found to reduce a woman’s long-term risk of developing breast cancer.  Why? We don’t know – but investigators at Tufts University in Boston, MA, are trying to find out!

The Pregnancy and Breast Cancer Risk Study is looking for women living in or near Boston without a history of breast cancer, who HAVE and HAVE NOT given birth.  The research team will analyze breast tissue samples from women without breast cancer.  They are specifically looking at the stroma, the breast tissue that supports the breast ducts, as they want to determine what role it plays in breast cancer.

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After diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, African-American women may be less likely to obtain appropriate follow-up care and surveillance than women of other ethnic groups. To address this issue, a research team at City of Hope in Duarte, CA has developed Sister Survivor: Improving the Survivorship Care of African-American Women with Breast Cancer, a peer navigator program specifically for African-American survivors.

We need African-American breast cancer survivors living in Southern California (Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties) who are nearing completion of treatment or completed surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation treatment 1-12 months ago, to participate in this study focused on follow-up care.

Learn more & Sign-up.

Patricia said...

I suggest that you check with flight attendants on your shift study, a lot of my friends who are also flight attendants have had breast cancer and ovarian cancer…..I strongly believe there is a link there.

Catherine said...

I have emailed you as I really think you have a great org, but have tried to join webcasts and studies and never hear a word back. Thanks for advising

Marcia said...

I agree withCatherine. I signed up for a study, for which I was a good candidate, a few months ago, and never heard anything back. Not good!

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