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Study Publications


Your commitment and participation in research is impactful.

The decision to donate your time, health information, and/or biological samples has resulted in scientific publications which share important research findings with the greater breast cancer community. We are dedicated to keeping our members connected with research, from study launch through data analysis and results. To connect with results, we encourage you to view the following publications from previous Army of Women supported studies.

 


 

Read this article on the The Breast website.

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Fuzesi S MD, Cano SJ, PhD, Klassen AF, DPhil, DA MD, Pusic AL, MD The Breast, June 2017

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Evaluating Patient Reported Outcomes in Breast Cancer

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.

Read this article on the Translational Behavioral Medicine website.

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Bazzi AR, Clark MA, Winter M, Tripodis Y, Boehmer U. Translational Behavioral Medicine, June 2017

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Variations in the Health Needs of Breast Cancer Survivors (Phase 1 - lesbian and bisexual women)

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.

Read this article on the Health Psychology website.

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Kamen C, Jabson JM, Mustian KM, Boehmer U. Health Psychology, June 2017

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Variations in the Health Needs of Breast Cancer Survivors (Phase 1 - lesbian and bisexual women)

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.

Read this article on the Genetics Research website.

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Einhorn Y, Weissglas-Volkov D, Carmi S, Ostrer H, Friedman E, Shomron N. Genetics Research, May 2017

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Genomic Analysis of Breast Cancer Risk

The purpose of this study was to identify new inherited genetic mutations that increase breast cancer risk. The research team analyzed blood samples from two groups of survivors: women with a strong family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer and women who had early onset breast cancer but no family history. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 400 volunteers from the Army of Women (AOW) from anywhere in the U.S. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on October 1, 2014. The researchers closed enrollment on July 28, 2016, after the AOW provided them with 339 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Psychooncology website.

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Ehlers, D. K., Rogers, L. Q., Courneya, K. S., Robbs, R. S., & McAuley, E. Psychooncology, May 2017

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BEAT Cancer Study

This study conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Alabama at Birmingham is evaluating the effectiveness of the BEAT Cancer exercise program. The research team is comparing the effects of the BEAT Cancer exercise intervention to usual care (written materials about exercise for cancer survivors) on short- and longer-term physical activity adherence among breast cancer survivors. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 256 volunteers and used the Army of Women (AOW) as one of their recruitment sources. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on May 29, 2011, and the researchers closed enrollment on Sept. 28, 2015. The AOW provided them with 64 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery website.

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Mundy LR, Homa K, Klassen AF, Pusic AL, Kerrigan CL. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , May 2017

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Women’s Quality of Life and Satisfaction with Breasts: Developing Normative Data for the BREAST-Q

This study at Dartmouth College, in New Hampshire, is gathering data on breast satisfaction and quality of life in women who are not about to have breast surgery. These responses will be used as “normal” data to help researchers study breast satisfaction and quality of life in women who are about to have breast surgery. The researchers turned to the Army of Women (AOW) to enroll up to 3600 volunteers from anywhere in the US. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on Aug. 19, 2015. The researchers closed enrollment on Nov. 19, 2015, after the AOW provided them with 4326 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology website.

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Boyle C., Stanton A. L. , Ganz P. A, Crespi C. M. and Bower J. E.. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, April 2017

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A Mindfulness Meditation-Based Intervention for Younger Breast Cancer Survivors

This study at the University of California, Los Angeles, is evaluating the effectiveness of a specially designed mindfulness meditation-based intervention on psychological, behavioral, and biological functioning in women who were diagnosed with breast cancer before age 50. The researchers wanted to enroll 60 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on August 31, 2011. The researchers were able to close enrollment on May 8, 2012, after the Army of Women provided them with 75 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery website.

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Mundy LR, Homa K, Klassen AF, Pusic AL, Kerrigan CL. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , April 2017

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Women’s Quality of Life and Satisfaction with Breasts: Developing Normative Data for the BREAST-Q

This study at Dartmouth College, in New Hampshire, is gathering data on breast satisfaction and quality of life in women who are not about to have breast surgery. These responses will be used as “normal” data to help researchers study breast satisfaction and quality of life in women who are about to have breast surgery. The researchers turned to the Army of Women (AOW) to enroll up to 3600 volunteers from anywhere in the US. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on Aug. 19, 2015. The researchers closed enrollment on Nov. 19, 2015, after the AOW provided them with 4326 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery website.

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Mundy LR, Homa K, Klassen AF, Pusic AL, Kerrigan CL. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , April 2017

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Women’s Quality of Life and Satisfaction with Breasts: Developing Normative Data for the BREAST-Q

This study at Dartmouth College, in New Hampshire, is gathering data on breast satisfaction and quality of life in women who are not about to have breast surgery. These responses will be used as “normal” data to help researchers study breast satisfaction and quality of life in women who are about to have breast surgery. The researchers turned to the Army of Women (AOW) to enroll up to 3600 volunteers from anywhere in the US. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on Aug. 19, 2015. The researchers closed enrollment on Nov. 19, 2015, after the AOW provided them with 4326 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Brain and Behavior website.

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Kesler SR, Adams M, Packer M, et al. Brain and Behavior, March 2017

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Assessment of Cognitive Difficulties in Breast Cancer

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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