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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 purpose of this study is to see how well two different types of group programs—mindfulness-meditation classes and survivorship education classes—meet the needs of young survivors. Up to 360 women were needed for this study.

The initial Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on May 3, 2017 and the researchers closed enrollment in August of 2019. The AOW provided them with 358 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: December 9, 2019

The purpose of this study is to learn how two different medications affect the breast: an estrogen-free selective progesterone-receptor modulator called UPA vs. a low-dose oral contraceptive pill. This is a randomized, phase I clinical trial. Participants have a 50% chance of receiving the UPA pill, and 50% chance of receiving the low-dose oral contraceptive.

The initial Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on August 9, 2017 and the researchers closed enrollment in November of 2019. The AOW provided them with 13 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: November 25, 2019

A research team at Johns Hopkins wanted to learn how to improve access to follow-up care for women who get an abnormal breast cancer screening result. To learn what care women do or don’t get, the research team had to recruit about 500 women who received abnormal results from a mammogram, breast MRI, or clinical breast exam or a diagnosis of breast cancer complete a 30-minute survey about their healthcare experiences.

The research team recruited for this study in July 2018 and enrolled more than 200 women. Most of the women who signed up to participate were White and heterosexual. To better assess healthcare experiences across populations, the research team then recruited participants from other racial / ethnic groups and sexual orientations. The call to action was sent out on July 18, 2018, and the study closed on November 8, 2019. 

Date closed: November 8, 2019

The purpose of this study was to better understand which factors women and men find most important as they consider different surgical treatment options. Researchers needed 500 women who had a single or double mastectomy after a breast cancer diagnosis.

The initial call to action was sent on June 27, 2018. The AOW provided them with 997 women who were interested in the study. The researchers will use what they learn to improve how health care providers approach shared decision-making with their breast cancer patients.

Date closed: October 29, 2019

The purpose of this study was to learn about the best ways to improve access to breast cancer care and treatment for members of the Black LGBQ-SGL community. The research team wanted to enroll up to 30 participants for an in-depth phone interview about identities and healthcare experiences.

The initial Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on January 17, 2018 and the researchers closed enrollment on October 29, 2019. The AOW provided them with 6 women who were interested in enrolling in the study. 

Date closed: October 29, 2019

The goal of this study is to better understand what women are thinking about and feeling as they decide on their cancer treatments. The AOW provided the researchers with 219 women who were interested in participating. 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 evaluate a game-like set of tests developed to measure changes in mental function. This study is expected to help researchers design a test that doctors can use to identify cognitive impairments in people who have been treated for cancer.

The researchers wanted to enroll up to 140 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer and those without cancer. The initial Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on September 8, 2019 and the researchers closed enrollment on September 24, 2019. The AOW provided them with 674 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: September 24, 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.

Resulting Publications:

Relational processes and psychological adjustment among young adults with cancer: The role of technology‐related communication

 

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

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