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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 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 Pilot and Feasibility Studies website.

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Arikawa AY, Kaufman BC, Raatz SK, Kurzer MS. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, July 2017

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Weight Loss and Breast Cancer Survivors

This study at the University of Minnesota is researching if weight loss increases or decreases certain biomarkers that are associated with breast cancer risk, recurrence, and quality of life. The researchers were looking to enroll at least 20 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on May 28, 2009. The researchers were able to close enrollment on July 14, 2009, after the Army of Women provided them with 45 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Nutrition Journal website.

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Carpenter C.L., Duvall K., Jardack P., Li L., Henning S.M., Li Z. and Heber D. Nutrition Journal, December 2012

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Effects of Exercise and Dietary Counseling on Healthy, Postmenopausal Women

This study at the University of California, Los Angeles, is investigating whether exercise and dietary interventions designed to reduce body weight affect body composition, hormones, and biomarkers in healthy postmenopausal women. The researchers were looking to enroll at least 20 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on January 7, 2009. The researchers were able to close enrollment just two days later on January 9, 2009, after the Army of Women provided them with 125 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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

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Sheppard V.B. Ph.D., Isaacs C. MD, Luta G. Ph.D., Willey S.C. MD, FACS, Boisvert M. MD, FACS, Harper F.W.K., Ph.D., Smith K. MD, Horton S. MD, Liu M.C. MD, Jennings Y. BA, Hirpa F. MA, Snead F. MD, and Mandelblatt J.S. MD Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, May 2013

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Protocol for Narrowing the Gap in Adjuvant Therapy (GAP Study)

This study at Georgetown University, in Washington, DC, was designed to better understand the differences in breast cancer treatment experiences between African-American women and white women. The researchers wanted to enroll at least 400 African-American women and 400 white women. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on April 3, 2009. When the researchers closed enrollment on August 2, 2011, the Army of Women had provided them with 239 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Read this article on the Clinical Breast Cancer website.

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Sheppard V.B., O’Neill S.C., Dilawari A., Horton S., Hirpa F.A., and Isaacs C. Clinical Breast Cancer, April 2015

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Protocol for Narrowing the Gap in Adjuvant Therapy (GAP Study)

This study at Georgetown University, in Washington, DC, was designed to better understand the differences in breast cancer treatment experiences between African-American women and white women. The researchers wanted to enroll at least 400 African-American women and 400 white women. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on April 3, 2009. When the researchers closed enrollment on August 2, 2011, the Army of Women had provided them with 239 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.

Read this article on the Neuroendocrinology website.

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Zeitzer, J. M., Nouriani B., Neri E. and Spiegel D. Neuroendocrinology , September 2014

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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.

Read this article on the Sleep website.

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Palesh, O., Aldridge-Gerry A., Zeitzer J. M., Koopman C., Neri E., Giese-Davis J., Jo B., Kraemer H., Nouriani B. and Spiegel D. Sleep, May 2014

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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.

Read this article on the Chronobiology International website.

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Hahm, B. J., Jo B., Dhabhar F. S., Palesh O., Aldridge-Gerry A., Bajestan S. N., Neri E., Nouriani B., Spiegel D. and Zeitzer J. M. Chronobiology International, March 2014

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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.

Read this article on the Sleep Medicine website.

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Aldridge-Gerry A., Zeitzer J. M, Palesh O.G., Jo B., Nouriani B., Neri E. and Spiegel D. Sleep Medicine, November 2013

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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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