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Since October 2008, we have supported more than 120 studies, connecting over 102,000 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:

This study investigated the feasibility of using the BrainBaseline© iPad app to identify problems with cognitive functioning in women and men who are, or have been, diagnosed with cancer. The researchers turned to the Army of Women (AOW) to enroll up to 500 volunteers from anywhere in the U.S. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on April 12, 2017. The researchers closed enrollment five months later, on September 11, 2017, after the AOW provided them with 683 participants who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Resulting Publications:

Date closed: September 15, 2017

This study investigated how Latinas with BRCA 1 or BRCA2 mutations manage their risk of breast and ovarian cancer, including whether they choose to have prophylactic surgery to remove their breasts and/or ovaries. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 80 volunteers from the Army of Women (AOW) from anywhere in the U.S. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on November 30, 2016. The researchers closed enrollment on August 29, 2017, after the AOW provided them with 8 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: August 30, 2017

This study investigated how women make decisions about surgical treatment for breast cancer. The research team also wanted to learn how financial concerns influence treatment decisions and how treatment costs affect women after treatment has ended. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 5000 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 January 20, 2017. The researchers closed enrollment on June 15, 2017. The AOW provided them with 744 volunteers who were interested in enrolling in the study. 

Date closed: June 16, 2017

The purpose of this study was to test a reproductive health survivorship care plan developed specifically for young breast cancer survivors that addressed reproductive health concerns such as hot flashes, fertility, birth control, genetics, and sexual function. These are topics that are not addressed in most survivorship care plans. The researchers turned to the Army of Women (AOW) to enroll up to 150 volunteers from anywhere in the U.S. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on October 12, 2016. The researchers closed enrollment on May 16, 2017, after the AOW provided them with 251 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: May 16, 2017

This study aimed to identify psychosocial and behavioral factors associated with inflammation that may contribute to cognitive thinking (memory, attention, and processing speed) problems following chemotherapy. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 50 volunteers from the Army of Women (AOW) from the greater Austin, Texas area. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on September 28, 2016. The researchers closed enrollment on May 5, 2017, after the AOW provided them with 82 volunteers who were interested in enrolling in the study. The research team published the findings from this study in The Breast.

Date closed: May 5, 2017

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of over-the-counter personal care products on women’s breast cells. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 20 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 August 17, 2016. The researchers closed enrollment on May 1, 2017. The AOW provided them with 11 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: May 1, 2017

The EMBRACA study compared the safety and effectiveness of the PARP inhibitor talazoparib to commonly used chemotherapy drugs in women and men with an inherited BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation diagnosed with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer. The researchers wanted to enroll 429 participants 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 November 16, 2016. The researchers were able to close enrollment on April 25, 2017, after the AOW provided them with 6 volunteers who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: April 25, 2017

This study was designed to identify the best ways to communicate with potential study participants about the risks and benefits of sharing environmental health data online in different types of scientific databases. The researchers turned to the Army of Women (AOW) to help enroll up to 10,000 volunteers from anywhere in the U.S. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on May 25, 2016. The researchers closed enrollment on April 10, 2017, after the AOW provided them with 2,212 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: April 10, 2017

The purpose of this study was to identify genes that may contribute to the effect that chemotherapy has on a woman’s ovaries. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 5,000 volunteers from the Army of Women (AOW) from anywhere in the U.S. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on December 16, 2015. The researchers closed enrollment on March 14, 2017, after the AOW provided them with 882 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: March 14, 2017

In this study researchers investigated changes in brain function in women with breast cancer. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 55 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 September 30, 2015. The researchers closed enrollment on March 10, 2017. The AOW provided them with 127 women who were interested in enrolling in the study. 

Date closed: March 10, 2017

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