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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 Human Genetics website.

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Rinella ES, Shao Y, Yackowski L, Pramanik S, Oratz R, Schnabel F, Guha S, LeDuc C, Campbell CL, Klugman SD, Terry MB, Senie RT, Andrulis IL, Daly M, John EM, Roses D, Chung WK, Ostrer H. Human Genetics, May 2013

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Jewish Women's Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genetic Study

This study at New York University School of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York City, is studying DNA from Ashkenazi Jewish women for two reasons: to try to identify new genes that might reduce breast and ovarian cancer risk in women who have a BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation; and to try to identify genes, other than BRCA 1 and BRCA2, that increase breast and ovarian cancer risk in Ashkenazi Jewish women. The researchers initially wanted to enroll at least 1,000 women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent; they later increased their enrollment goal to a minimum of 2,000 women after the tremendous response from Army of Women members. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on November 10, 2010. When the researchers closed enrollment on June 9, 2011, the Army of Women had provided them with 4,620 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Psychooncology website.

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Gorlick A, Bantum EO, Owen JE. Psychooncology, November 2013

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Health-Space Study

This study at Loma Linda University, in California, is investigating the effect that a social-networking website that allows cancer patients to communicate, share information, and provide support to others over the Internet has on cancer-related distress. The researchers wanted to enroll at least 120 women and men who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on August 24, 2011. The researchers were able to close enrollment on August 25, 2011, after the Army of Women provided them with 380 people who were interested in enrolling in the study

Read this article on the Annals of Behavioral Medicine website.

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Owen JE, PhD, MPH,corresponding author Bantum EO, PhD, Gorlick A, MA, and Stanton AL, PhD Annals of Behavioral Medicine, April 2015

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Health-Space Study

This study at Loma Linda University, in California, is investigating the effect that a social-networking website that allows cancer patients to communicate, share information, and provide support to others over the Internet has on cancer-related distress. The researchers wanted to enroll at least 120 women and men who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on August 24, 2011. The researchers were able to close enrollment on August 25, 2011, after the Army of Women provided them with 380 people who were interested in enrolling in the study

Read this article on the Journal of Behavioral Medicine website.

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Owen JE, Bantum EO, Criswell K, Bazzo J, Gorlick A, and Stanton AL Journal of Behavioral Medicine, May 2013

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Health-Space Study

This study at Loma Linda University, in California, is investigating the effect that a social-networking website that allows cancer patients to communicate, share information, and provide support to others over the Internet has on cancer-related distress. The researchers wanted to enroll at least 120 women and men who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on August 24, 2011. The researchers were able to close enrollment on August 25, 2011, after the Army of Women provided them with 380 people who were interested in enrolling in the study

Read this article on the Journal of Health Communication website.

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Marcus AC, Diefenbach MA, Stanton AL, Miller SM, Fleisher L, Raich PC, Morra ME, Perocchia RS, Tran ZV, Bright MA; CISRC Research Team. Journal of Health Communication, February 2013

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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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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 Psychooncology website.

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Lyn W. Freeman, PhD,1,* Rebecca White, MD,2 Chelsea G. Ratcliff, MA,3 Sue Sutton, BS,1 Mary Stewart, MD,4 J. Lynn Palmer, PhD,5 Judith Link, RN,6 and Lorenzo Cohen, PhD7 Psychooncology, August 2014

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Envision the Rhythms of Life Study

This study by a research group in Seattle, Washington, is investigating whether a classroom-based, mind-body imagery program can help to improve the quality of life of breast cancer survivors. The researchers were looking to enroll at least 75 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on January 21, 2010. The researchers were able to close enrollment on February 15, 2010, after the Army of Women provided them with 77 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Journal of Clinical Oncology website.

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Irwin M.R., Olmstead R., Carrillo C., Sadeghi N., Nicassio P., Ganz P.A., and Bower J.E. Journal of Clinical Oncology, May 2017

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Chronic Insomnia Study (Tai Chi Effects)

This study at the University of California, Los Angeles, is investigating whether Tai Chi or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can change sleep patterns and reduce insomnia. The study will also investigate whether Tai Chi or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy changes levels of the immune cell products that are known to alter sleep. Finally, the study will assess individual genetic differences in immune cell products and their possible relationship to insomnia. The researchers wanted to enroll at least 55 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on February 18, 2010. The researchers were able to close enrollment on May 26, 2011, after the Army of Women provided them with 86 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Journal of Health Communication website.

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Smith S. W., Clark-Hitt R., Nazione S., Russell J., Silk K., & Atkin C. K. Journal of Health Communication, May 2013

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The Breast Cancer Messages Study

This study at Michigan State University is exploring how women interpret information about environmental risk factors for breast cancer. 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 February 4, 2010. The researchers were able to close enrollment on February 5, 2010, after the Army of Women provided them with 10,767 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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

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Graves KD, Jensen RE, Cañar J, Perret-Gentil M, Leventhal KG, Gonzalez F, Caicedo L, Jandorf L, Kelly S, Mandelblatt J. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, October 2012

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Quality of Life in Latina Breast Cancer Survivors

This study at Georgetown University is investigating how cultural factors influence quality of life in Latina breast cancer survivors. The researchers were looking to enroll at least 100 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on December 17, 2009. The researchers were able to close enrollment on January 5, 2010, after the Army of Women provided them with 125 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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