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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 at Boston University School of Public Health, in collaboration with researchers at Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island, is gathering information about the well-being and quality of life of breast cancer survivors to develop programs and services designed to reduce health disparities. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 600 lesbian and bisexual women and 600 heterosexual women. The first Call to Action for this study, recruiting lesbian and bisexual women, was sent to Army of Women members on October 19, 2011. The second Call to Action, recruiting heterosexual women, was sent to Army of Women members on March 14, 2012. The researchers closed enrollment on June 26, 2012, after the Army of Women provided them with 320 lesbian or bisexual women and 859 heterosexual women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: June 26, 2012

This study at Boston University School of Public Health, in collaboration with researchers at Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island, is gathering information about the well-being and quality of life of breast cancer survivors to develop programs and services designed to reduce health disparities. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 600 lesbian and bisexual women and 600 heterosexual women. The first Call to Action for this study, recruiting lesbian and bisexual women, was sent to Army of Women members on October 19, 2011. The second Call to Action, recruiting heterosexual women, was sent to Army of Women members on March 14, 2012. The researchers closed enrollment on June 26, 2012, after the Army of Women provided them with 320 lesbian or bisexual women and 859 heterosexual women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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Date closed: June 26, 2012

This study at the University at Buffalo, in New York, is investigating whether there are undiscovered inherited genetic mutations unique to African Americans that may predict early breast cancer risk. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 400 volunteers (150 families). The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on October 6, 2010. The Army of Women provided them with 190 women who were interested in enrolling in the study. The researchers closed enrollment on June 15, 2012, with 33 percent of its study sample coming from the Army of Women.

Research Webinar:
Army of Women Research 101: Dr. Heather Ochs-Balcom

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Date closed: June 15, 2012

This study is examining the effects of a program that was created to help overweight breast cancer survivors lose weight by increasing their physical activity level and developing healthier eating habits. A total of 800 women will be participating in this study across the United States at four research sites: University of California, San Diego, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and University of Colorado, Denver. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on June 1, 2011. When the researchers closed enrollment on May 16, 2012, the Army of Women had provided them with 98 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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Date closed: May 16, 2012

This study at Stanford University, in Calif., is investigating whether acupuncture can reduce sleep disruption and improve sleep in breast cancer survivors. The researchers wanted to enroll 64 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on February 23, 2011. The researchers were able to close enrollment on May 16, 2012, after the Army of Women provided them with 170 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: May 16, 2012

The research team is studying two medicines that may help to reduce hot flashes. One is a low dose estrogen pill; the other is a serotonin-based pill called venlafaxine (brand name Effexor XR). The researchers want to know if women who take these medicines have fewer or less severe hot flashes than women who take a placebo (inactive pill). They also want to determine if one medicine is more effective than the other. A total of 304 women will be participating in this study across the United States at three research sites: Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston; Group Health Research Institute, in Seattle; and University of Pennsylvania, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Philadelphia. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on March 28, 2012. When the researchers closed enrollment on May 15, 2012, the Army of Women had provided them with 117 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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Date closed: May 15, 2012

This study at the University of California, Los Angeles, is evaluating the effectiveness of a specially designed mindfulness meditation-based intervention on psychological, behavioral, and biological functioning in women who were diagnosed with breast cancer before age 50. The researchers wanted to enroll 60 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on August 31, 2011. The researchers were able to close enrollment on May 8, 2012, after the Army of Women provided them with 75 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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Date closed: May 8, 2012

This study at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, in Hershey, is investigating whether combining raloxifene with a dietary supplement called omega-3 fatty acid has an effect on breast density or urine and blood chemicals associated with breast cancer development. The researchers wanted to enroll 372 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on March 17, 2010. When the researchers closed enrollment on April 2, 2012, the Army of Women had provided them with 342 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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Date closed: April 2, 2012

This study at The Ohio State University, in Columbus, is studying how yoga affects fatigue, immune function, and mood of women treated for breast cancer. The researchers wanted to enroll 200 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on February 24, 2009. When the researchers closed enrollment on March 14, 2012, the Army of Women had provided them with 52 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: March 14, 2012

This study at Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago, is investigating what type of bacteria can be found in the intestines and the way the bacteria metabolize estrogen and other female hormones. The researchers wanted to enroll 30 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on October 9, 2009. When the researchers closed enrollment on January 31, 2012, the Army of Women had provided them with 342 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: January 31, 2012

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