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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 JMIR Cancer website.

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Paxton RJ, Hajek R, Newcomb P, Dobhal M, Borra S, Taylor WC, Parra-Medina D, Chang S, Courneya KS, Block G,11, Block T, Jones LA.) JMIR Cancer, July 2017

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ALIVE Lifestyle Intervention Study

This study at University of North Texas Health Science Center is gathering information about the health behaviors of cancer survivors in order to learn more about the cultural, social, and environmental factors related to dietary intake, prolonged sitting, and physical activity. The researchers also want to learn if cancer survivors who take part in lifestyle interventions have better overall health and quality of life than those who do not take part in these interventions. They turned to the Army of Women (AOW) to enroll up to 300 volunteers from anywhere in the US. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on July 22, 2015. The researchers closed enrollment on Sept. 14, 2015, after the AOW provided them with 735 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 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery website.

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Mundy LR, Homa K, Klassen AF, Pusic AL, Kerrigan CL. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , April 2018

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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 Breast Cancer Research and Treatment website.

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Blaes A, Beckwith H, Florea N, Hebbel R, Solovey A, Potter D, Yee D, Vogel R, Luepker R, Duprez D. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, November 2017

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Vascular Assessment in Breast Cancer Survivors Taking Aromatase Inhibitors

The purpose of this study at the University of Minnesota is to learn more about the effect that aromatase inhibitors have on a postmenopausal woman’s heart and blood vessels. To study this, the researchers are analyzing the blood vessel elasticity and heart health of three groups: women with breast cancer who have been on an aromatase inhibitor (and are HER2-negative); women with triple negative breast cancer; and healthy women. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 50 volunteers from the Greater St. Paul, Minn., area and they enlisted the Army of Women (AOW) to help support their recruitment efforts. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on May 7, 2014, and the researchers closed enrollment on Aug. 11, 2014. The AOW provided them with 95 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.e inhibitors will impair vascular relaxation and result in impaired endothelial function as compared to that of two patient populations: healthy postmenopausal women and those with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) who do not receive aromatase inhibitors.

Read this article on the Oncology Nursing Forum website.

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Brisbois MD. Oncology Nursing Forum, September 2014

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Chemotherapy-induced premature menopause in Latina Women with BC

This study at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester is exploring the unique experiences and needs of Latina breast cancer survivors whose treatments have resulted in chemotherapy-induced menopause. The researchers wanted to enroll 20 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on August 22, 2012. The researchers were able to close enrollment eight days later, on August 30, 2012, after the Army of Women provided them with 47 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 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, December 2017

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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 Psychooncology website.

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Ercoli L. M., Petersen L., Hunter A. M., Castellon S. A., Kwan L., Kahn Mills B. A , Embree L. M., et al. Psychooncology, November 2015

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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 Psychooncology website.

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Hunter A. M., Kwan L., Ercoli L. M., Mills B. K., Cook I. A., Ganz P. A. and Leuchter A. F. Psychooncology, February 2014

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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.

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