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July 2013 - Studies You Can Join

As we celebrate our Nation’s independence this month, we are reminded of our ongoing efforts to achieve a world independent of breast cancer.  A lofty goal?  Yes, but someone has to do it!  You can join us in creating a future without  breast cancer by signing up to participate in any one of our open research projects.

Below are just a few studies looking for participants like you!

Genetic Analysis of Breast Biopsies Study

We need women anywhere in the United States who were diagnosed first with atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) and then, within the next five years, were diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) to participate in a research study exploring how breast cancer progresses.  The research team is studying breast cells from biopsies of normal breast tissue, atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH), and ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) to learn more about breast cancer progression. The research team will study biological markers (molecular characteristics or substances) to learn how they vary among the three different types of tissue.

Learn More and Sign Up.

BEAT Cancer Study

We need women ages 19-70 in East Central Illinois or the Birmingham, Alabama area, diagnosed with Stage 0 (DCIS), I, II, or IIIa breast cancer at some point in their lives.  This study is evaluating the effectiveness of the BEAT Cancer program for breast cancer survivors. The research team will compare the effects of the intervention to usual care (written materials about exercise for cancer survivors) on short- and longer-term physical activity adherence among breast cancer survivors.

Learn More and Sign Up.

Pregnancy and Breast Cancer Risk Study

This 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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Shift Work and Breast Cancer Risk Study

We need women ages 30-65 who have never been diagnosed with breast cancer and have, at some point in their lives, worked at least three night shifts per month for at least 5 years in a row.  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.

Learn more and Sign Up.

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