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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:

This study at Talaria, Inc., in Seattle, WA, is evaluating the effectiveness of an online workbook for women who were diagnosed with an early stage breast cancer and who are experiencing increased stress related to their diagnosis. The researchers were looking to enroll at least 130 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on June 2, 2010. The researchers were able to close enrollment on June 4, 2010, after the Army of Women provided them with 461 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Research Webinar:
Coping with Breast Cancer Study

Date closed: June 4, 2010

This study at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is examining how individuals use the Internet to get information about breast and ovarian cancer.
The researchers were looking to enroll at least 300 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on March 24, 2010. The researchers were able to close enrollment on April 14, 2010, after the Army of Women provided them with 10,933 women and men who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: April 14, 2010

Previous studies have shown that progesterone concentrations in breast fluid are correlated with those in serum. According to preliminary data, this is not true of estradiol, which is lowest in nipple aspirate fluid (NAF) at midcycle when serum levels are maximal. The present study is designed as a longitudinal investigation into the patterns of estradiol in serum and NAF. Factors that may influence the upake will be studied; among these are progesterone and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Women volunteers will be recuited from the Love/Avon Army of Women. The subjects will learn to obtain NAF in the clinic and will collect NAF on three occasions during the menstrual cycle (at 7 day intervals) at home. They will also collect urine specimens daily for 23 days. Menstrual bleeding dates will be recorded. NAF will be analyzed for progesterone, estradiol, estrone, and VEGF. Urine will be analyzed for creatinine, pregnanediol, and estrone sulfate. The changes in these analytes will be determined statistically in ovulating women between the weekly intervals.

Date closed: March 4, 2010

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.

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Date closed: February 15, 2010

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.

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Date closed: February 5, 2010

This study at the University of California, Los Angeles, is comparing the effects that yoga and a Wellness Seminar series have on breast cancer survivors’ energy, mood, physical function, and immune and endocrine systems. The researchers were looking to enroll at least 60 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on October 21, 2009. The researchers were able to close enrollment on February 3, 2010, after the Army of Women provided them with 42 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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Date closed: February 3, 2010

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.

Research Webinar:
Latina Breast Cancer Survivors Quality of Life Study

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Date closed: January 5, 2010

This study at Northwestern University is investigating how women diagnosed with breast cancer navigate fertility options and make treatment decisions affecting fertility.

The researchers were looking to enroll at least 15 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on August 5, 2009. The researchers were able to close enrollment on November 30, 2009, after the Army of Women provided them with 24 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: December 21, 2009

This study at the University of Maryland is examining the use of herbal dietary supplements by breast cancer patients.
The researchers were looking to enroll at least 500 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on November 13, 2009. The researchers were able to close enrollment on November 14, 2009, after the Army of Women provided them with 1,282 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: November 16, 2009

This study at Boston University is looking at the impact sexual orientation has on breast cancer survivorship. The researchers were looking to enroll at least 30 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on June 10, 2009. The researchers were able to close enrollment on October 6, 2009, after the Army of Women provided them with 168 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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Date closed: October 6, 2009

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