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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 Epidemiology website.

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Adams SV; Hampton JM; Trentham-Dietz A; Gangnon RE; Shafer MM; Newcomb PA Epidemiology, January 2017

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Environmental Exposures and Breast Density

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.

Read this article on the Journal of Cancer Survivorship website.

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Boehmer U, Tripodis Y, Bazzi AR, Winter M, Clark MA. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, October 2016

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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 Journal of Cancer Survivorship website.

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Carter, SJ; Hunter, GR; McAuley, E; Courneya, KS; Anton, PM; Rogers, LQ. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, October 2016

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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 The ASCO Post website.

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Henneghan A., Phillips, C., & Courtney, A. The ASCO Post, September 2016

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Biobehavioral Contributors to Cognition in Breast Cancer Survivors

This study aimed to identify psychosocial and behavioral factors associated with inflammation that may contribute to cognitive thinking (memory, attention, and processing speed) problems following chemotherapy. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 50 volunteers from the Army of Women (AOW) from the greater Austin, Texas area. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on September 28, 2016. The researchers closed enrollment on May 5, 2017, after the AOW provided them with 82 volunteers who were interested in enrolling in the study. The research team published the findings from this study in The Breast.

Read this article on the Breast Cancer Research and Treatment website.

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Rogers, LQ; Courneya, KS; Carter, SJ; Anton, PM; Verhulst, S; Vicari, SK; Robbs, RS; McAuley, E. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, September 2016

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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 Supportive Care in Cancer website.

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Sedjo RL, Flatt SW, Byers T, Colditz GA, Demark-Wahnefried W, Ganz PA, Wolin KY, Elias A, Krontiras H, Liu J, Naughton M, Pakiz B, Parker BA, Wyatt H, Rock CL. Supportive Care in Cancer, August 2016

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ENERGY Study

This study is examining the effects of a program that was created to help overweight breast cancer survivors lose weight by increasing their physical activity level and developing healthier eating habits. A total of 800 women will be participating in this study across the United States at four research sites: University of California, San Diego, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and University of Colorado, Denver. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on June 1, 2011. When the researchers closed enrollment on May 16, 2012, the Army of Women had provided them with 98 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Cancer Prevention Research website.

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Stearns V, Fackler MJ, Hafeez S, Bujanda ZL, Chatterton RT, Jacobs LK, Khouri NF, Ivancic D, Kenney K, Shehata C, Jeter SC, Wolfman JA, Zalles CM, Huang P, Khan SA and Sukumar S Cancer Prevention Research, August 2016

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Breast Estrogen and Methylation (BEAM) study

This study at Northwestern University, in Chicago, and Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, is looking for a better way to predict a woman’s breast cancer risk, and is investigating the potential for using DNA methylation and estrogen concentrations found in women’s breast tissue as risk biomarkers. The researchers wanted to enroll at least 400 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on July 22, 2009. When the researchers closed enrollment on November 21, 2011, the Army of Women had provided them with 849 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Supportive Care in Cancer website.

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Van Dyk K., Ganz P. A., Ercoli L. , Petersen L. and Crespi C. M.. Supportive Care in Cancer, July 2016

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Breast Cancer Cognitive Rehabilitation Study

This study at the University of California, Los Angeles is evaluating the effectiveness of a rehabilitation group intervention program for breast cancer survivors who are experiencing memory loss and concentration problems associated with cancer treatments. The researchers wanted to enroll 60 breast cancer survivors in the study. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on March 21, 2012. When the research team closed enrollment on July 3, 2013, the Army of Women had provided them with 109 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the NeuroImage website.

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Hosseini SM, Pritchard-Berman M, Sosa N, Ceja A, Kesler SR. NeuroImage, July 2016

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Assessment and Treatment of Cognitive Deficits in Breast Cancer

This study at Stanford University is investigating the brain function problems associated with breast cancer and its treatment. The researchers were looking to enroll at least 180 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on April 16, 2009. The researchers were able to close enrollment on May 4, 2009, after the Army of Women provided them with 1,341 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Breast Cancer Research and Treatment website.

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Zeitzer, J. M., Nouriani B., Rissling M. B., Sledge G. W., Kaplan K. A., Aasly L., Palesh O., Jo B., Neri E., Dhabhar F. S. and Spiegel D. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, July 2016

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Stress and Breast Cancer Study

This study at Stanford University, in Calif., is investigating the relationships between psychological factors such as stress, quality of sleep, hormones, immunity, and cancer progression. The researchers wanted to enroll at least 125 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on September 2, 2009. The researchers were able to close enrollment on April 11, 2011, after the Army of Women provided them with 363 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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