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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 Breast Cancer Research and Treatment website.

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Bright EE, Petrie KJ, Partridge AH, Stanton AL. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, July 2016

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Enhancing the Experience of Endocrine Therapy Study

Research shows that although some women do take their endocrine therapy daily, others do not take it regularly, stop taking it, or decide to switch to another type of endocrine therapy. The primary goal of this study was pilot test short videos designed to promote adherence to endocrine therapy. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 500 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 December 8, 2015. The researchers closed enrollment on March 28, 2016. Through the AOW, the research team identified 601 women who were interested in enrolling in the study. The research team published the study results in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.

Read this article on the Cancer Prevention Research website.

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Sandhu N, Schetter SE, Liao J, Hartman TJ, Richie JP, McGinley J, Thompson HJ, Prokopczyk B, DuBrock C, Signori C, Hamilton C, Calcagnotto A, Trushin N, Aliaga C, Demers LM, El-Bayoumy K, Manni A. Cancer Prevention Research, April 2016

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Raloxifene and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Study

This study at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, in Hershey, is investigating whether combining raloxifene with a dietary supplement called omega-3 fatty acid has an effect on breast density or urine and blood chemicals associated with breast cancer development. The researchers wanted to enroll 372 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on March 17, 2010. When the researchers closed enrollment on April 2, 2012, the Army of Women had provided them with 342 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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

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Shapiro AC, Adlis SA, Robien K, Kirstein MN, Liang S, Richter SA, Lerner RE Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, February 2016

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Vitamin D3 Effects on Musculoskeletal Symptoms with Use of Aromatase Inhibitors

The Oncology Research Team at Park Nicollet Health Services and the University of Minnesota is comparing two doses of vitamin D3: the current recommended daily allowance (600 IU/day) and the known upper safe level (4,000 IU/day). The are trying to determine whether higher daily doses of vitamin D3 reduce musculoskeletal pain better than the standard daily dose and make it easier for women who have musculoskeletal pain to stay on an aromatase inhibitor for a longer period of time. They are also comparing changes in estrogen levels, bone density, and body composition between the two groups. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 150 volunteers near St. Louis Park, Minn, and the Army of Women (AOW) was one of their sources of recruitment. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on May 2, 2012, and the researchers closed enrollment on April 4, 2014. The AOW provided them with 27 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the JAMA Oncology website.

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Kesler SR, Blayney DW. JAMA Oncology, February 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 Contemporary Clinical Trials website.

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Sheppard VB, Hicks J, Makambi K, Hurtado-de-Mendoza A, Demark-Wahnefried W, Adams-Campbell L. Contemporary Clinical Trials, January 2016

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Stepping STONE (Survivors Taking on Nutrition & Exercise)

Researchers at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, developed a program that they hope will help Black/African-American breast cancer survivors increase their physical activity and improve their diet. This study is looking at the effectiveness of the program in improving the quality of health behaviors. The researchers wanted to enroll 50 Black/African-American breast cancer survivors in the study. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on October 12, 2011. When the research team closed enrollment on February 7, 2013, the Army of Women had provided them with 23 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 Breast Cancer Research and Treatment website.

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Demark-Wahnefried W, Colditz GA, Rock CL, Sedjo RL, Liu J, Wolin KY, Krontiras H, Byers T, Pakiz B, Parker BA, Naughton M, Elias A, Ganz PA; ENERGY Trial Group. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, November 2015

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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 Internet Interventions website.

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Fleisher L, Wen KY, Miller SM, Diefenbach M, Stanton AL, Ropka M, Morra M, Raich PC. Internet Interventions, November 2015

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Pathways to Recovery after Breast Cancer Treatment

This study at the University of California, Los Angeles, is investigating the best way to provide post-treatment education materials about life after breast cancer: via the mail or with a multi-media education tool that can be viewed over the Internet or on a CD-Rom. The researchers were looking to enroll at least 1080 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on September 16, 2009. The researchers were able to close enrollment on April 14, 2011, after the Army of Women provided them with 2,579 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Internet Interventions website.

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Fleisher L, Wen KY, Miller SM, Diefenbach M, Stanton AL, Ropka M, Morra M, Raich PC. Internet Interventions, November 2015

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Healing Choices for Women With Breast Cancer

Researchers throughout the country are working with the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service to determine the best way to get information about treatment options to women who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The researchers want to find the best way to deliver the information: by mail, in the form of print materials, or by the Internet. The researchers wanted to enroll at least 720 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on April 7, 2010. When the researchers closed enrollment on June 2, 2011, the Army of Women had provided them with 347 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Cancer Prevention Research website.

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Wu AH, Spicer D, Garcia A, Tseng CC, Hovanessian-Larsen L, Sheth P, Martin SE, Hawes D, Russell C, MacDonald H, Tripathy D, Su MY, Ursin G, Pike MC. Cancer Prevention Research, October 2015

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Effects of Soy on Breast Tissue Study

This study at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, is studying the effects of one year of soy supplementation on women with a family history of breast cancer (high-risk women) and women who have been treated for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or invasive breast cancer. They want to see if soy can reduce breast density or slow or reduce cell growth in the breast. The researchers wanted to enroll 65 women. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on April 4, 2012. The researchers were able to close enrollment on March 26, 2013, after the Army of Women provided them with 147 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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