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Since October 2008, we have supported more than 145 studies, connecting over 106,000 volunteers with innovative research around the world. These research projects have studied everything from our microbiota to novel breast cancer genes. We have made a point to partner with researchers who are asking important questions that may help eradicate breast cancer.

While these research studies are always different, there is one common factor: our dedicated Army of Women members. With their help, the following supported studies completed enrollment:

The goal of this study is to better understand what women are thinking about and feeling as they decide on their cancer treatments. The results of this study may help researchers develop new interventions that may better assist women newly diagnosed with breast cancer with their treatment decisions.

Date closed: September 25, 2019

The purpose of this study was to better understand why some breast cancer survivors who have chronic pain and are treated with duloxetine will have their level of pain improve, while others do not. The researchers wanted to enroll 56 women with breast cancer who had chronic pain. Participants were treated with duloxetine for 7 weeks in order to determine how the medication affected both their level of pain and their sensitivity to pain.

The initial Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on October 4, 2017 and the researchers closed enrollment on June 30, 2019. The AOW provided them with 2 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: July 8, 2019

The purpose of this study was to learn how technology-based communication can be used to support young adult cancer patients and survivors. The researchers wanted to enroll 60 women between the ages of 18 and 44 diagnosed with stage 0-IV breast cancer within the past 5 years. Participants were asked to complete an online survey and participate in an optional communication task.

The initial Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on January 19, 2019 and the researchers closed enrollment on June 7, 2019. The AOW provided them with 58 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: June 7, 2019

The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of Mi Vida Saludable (My Healthy Life), a program designed to help Latina/Hispanic breast cancer survivors eat a healthy diet and be physically active. The Mi Vida Saludable program included four weeks of hands-on and in-person nutrition and physical activity education classes and 11 months of electronic communication via text messaging, emails, and a website.

The researchers turned to the Army of Women (AOW) to enroll up to 500 volunteers for this New York, NY-based study. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on June 1, 2016. The researchers closed enrollment on June 4, 2019, after the AOW provided them with 7 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: June 5, 2019

The purpose of the study was to learn what genetic factors may play a role in the development of breast cancer in young women. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 5,000 women who were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer when they were 40 years old or younger for this study. The initial Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on May 5, 2010 and the researchers closed enrollment on April 22, 2019. The AOW provided them with 3,730 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: May 2, 2019

The purpose of this research study was to gain insight into how young female cancer survivors communicate with their male partners and their healthcare providers about reproductive and sexual health after cancer. Results from this research will contribute toward the development of an intervention to support couples struggling with reproductive and sexual health concerns after cancer.

The researchers turned to the Army of Women (AOW) to enroll up to 45 volunteers anywhere in the U.S. The initial Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on February 9, 2018. The researchers closed enrollment on May 2, 2018, after the AOW provided them with 27 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: February 1, 2019

The purpose of this study was to test the effects of three physical activity programs among women diagnosed with stage 0 to stage 3 breast cancer within the past five years. This was a randomized controlled trial, therefore the research team was interested to see which program(s) helped participants increase and maintain their level of physical activity. Survivors’ mood, fatigue, and quality of life were also examined over the one-year duration.

The researchers turned to the Army of Women (AOW) to enroll up to 150 volunteers in eastern time zone (ET) states. The initial Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on October 18th, 2017. The researchers closed enrollment on December 12th, 2018, after the AOW provided them with 118 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: January 15, 2019

The purpose of this study was to find ways to keep hormone-resistant tumors responding to hormone therapies for longer periods of time. This phase III clinical trial aimed to confirm what was found in a previous trial: that patients who received a standard hormonal treatment, exemestane (Aromasin), together with an investigational drug called entinostat, lived longer without the breast cancer growing or spreading, versus exemestane (Aromasin) alone. This trial, if positive, could potentially lead to a new FDA-approved treatment option that may help some patients live longer, experience symptom relief, or improve their quality of life. 

The researchers wanted to enroll up to 107 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 May 23, 2017, and the researchers closed enrollment on October 5, 2018. The AOW provided them with four participants who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: October 19, 2018

The purpose of this study was to learn about the thoughts, experiences, and feelings that women and men have after completing breast cancer treatment. The findings from this survey may help researchers understand why some breast cancer survivors are more likely to participate in, and benefit from, survivorship self-care than others.

The researchers turned to the Army of Women (AOW) to enroll up to 300 volunteers across the United States. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on June 13, 2018. The researchers closed enrollment 26 days later, on July 9, 2018, after the AOW provided them with 245 volunteers who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: July 9, 2018

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