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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 Brain imaging and behavior website.

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Ercoli L. M., Castellon S. A., Hunter A. M., Kwan L., Kahn Mills B.A., Cernin P. A., Leuchter A. F. and Ganz P. A. Brain imaging and behavior, December 2013

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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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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 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 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.

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 JAMA Internal Medicine website.

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Joffe H, Guthrie KA, LaCroix AZ, Reed SD, Ensrud KE, Manson JE, Newton KM, Freeman EW, Anderson GL, Larson JC, Hunt J, Shifren J, Rexrode KM, Caan B, Sternfeld B, Carpenter JS, Cohen L. JAMA Internal Medicine, July 2014

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Comparison of Venlafaxine-XR and Low-Dose Estradiol for Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms

The research team is studying two medicines that may help to reduce hot flashes. One is a low dose estrogen pill; the other is a serotonin-based pill called venlafaxine (brand name Effexor XR). The researchers want to know if women who take these medicines have fewer or less severe hot flashes than women who take a placebo (inactive pill). They also want to determine if one medicine is more effective than the other. A total of 304 women will be participating in this study across the United States at three research sites: Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston; Group Health Research Institute, in Seattle; and University of Pennsylvania, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Philadelphia. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on March 28, 2012. When the researchers closed enrollment on May 15, 2012, the Army of Women had provided them with 117 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 Integrative Cancer Therapies website.

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Dennis Parker EA, Sheppard VB, Adams-Campbell L. Integrative Cancer Therapies, October 2013

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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 Annals of Surgical Oncology website.

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Torres D1, Myers JA, Eshraghi LW, Riley EC, Soliman PT, Milam MR. Annals of Surgical Oncology, June 2015

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Breast Cancer, Uterine Cancer, and YOU Study

The purpose of this study at the University of Louisville Brown Cancer Center, in Kentucky, is to develop a tool that can determine whether a woman who has had breast cancer is at high risk of developing uterine cancer. The research team used an online survey to identify factors that are associated with developing uterine cancer after breast cancer. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 10,000 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on February 9, 2012. The researchers were able to close enrollment on August 31, 2012, after the Army of Women provided them with 7,660 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.

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