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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:

A research team at Columbia University, in New York City, is conducting two studies: one is investigating the effectiveness of Omega-3 fatty acid; the second is investigating the effectiveness of Glucosamine and Chondroitin. Both studies are assessing whether a dietary supplement can reduce joint pain and stiffness associated with the aromatase inhibitors used to treat breast cancer. The researchers wanted to enroll at least 50 volunteers in each study. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on May 26, 2010. When the researchers closed enrollment on August 19, 2011, the Army of Women had provided them with 85 women who were interested in enrolling in the studies.

Date closed: August 19, 2011

This study at New York University School of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York City, is studying DNA from Ashkenazi Jewish women for two reasons: to try to identify new genes that might reduce breast and ovarian cancer risk in women who have a BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation; and to try to identify genes, other than BRCA 1 and BRCA2, that increase breast and ovarian cancer risk in Ashkenazi Jewish women. The researchers initially wanted to enroll at least 1,000 women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent; they later increased their enrollment goal to a minimum of 2,000 women after the tremendous response from Army of Women members. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on November 10, 2010. When the researchers closed enrollment on June 9, 2011, the Army of Women had provided them with 4,620 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Research Webinar:
Jewish Women’s Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genetic Study

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Date closed: June 9, 2011

This study at Niagara University, in Lewiston, NY, is analyzing urine samples from women with breast cancer and women who have never been diagnosed with any kind of cancer to look for biomarkers that may be a sign of cancerous breast tissue. The researchers will also compare the biomarkers found in the women’s urine to see if they can identify the stage of breast cancer based on the types and levels of the biomarkers. The researchers wanted to enroll at least 200 women who have never been diagnosed with any kind of cancer and at least 1,000 women with breast cancer. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on June 8, 2011, and closed 8 hours later on June 8, 2011, after the Army of Women provided them with 2,075 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: June 8, 2011

Researchers throughout the country are working with the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service to determine the best way to get information about treatment options to women who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The researchers want to find the best way to deliver the information: by mail, in the form of print materials, or by the Internet. The researchers wanted to enroll at least 720 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on April 7, 2010. When the researchers closed enrollment on June 2, 2011, the Army of Women had provided them with 347 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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Date closed: June 2, 2011

This study at the University of California, Los Angeles, is investigating whether Tai Chi or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can change sleep patterns and reduce insomnia. The study will also investigate whether Tai Chi or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy changes levels of the immune cell products that are known to alter sleep. Finally, the study will assess individual genetic differences in immune cell products and their possible relationship to insomnia. The researchers wanted to enroll at least 55 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on February 18, 2010. The researchers were able to close enrollment on May 26, 2011, after the Army of Women provided them with 86 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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Date closed: May 26, 2011

This study at Stanford University, in Calif., is investigating the relationships between psychological factors such as stress, quality of sleep, hormones, immunity, and cancer progression. The researchers wanted to enroll at least 125 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on September 2, 2009. The researchers were able to close enrollment on April 11, 2011, after the Army of Women provided them with 363 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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Date closed: April 11, 2011

This study at the University of California, Los Angeles, is investigating the best way to provide post-treatment education materials about life after breast cancer: via the mail or with a multi-media education tool that can be viewed over the Internet or on a CD-Rom. The researchers were looking to enroll at least 1080 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on September 16, 2009. The researchers were able to close enrollment on April 14, 2011, after the Army of Women provided them with 2,579 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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Date closed: March 14, 2011

This study at Indiana University School of Nursing is comparing two different types of memory training programs to see if one or both of the programs might be effective in breast cancer survivors. The researchers were looking to enroll at least 108 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on October 27, 2010. The researchers were able to close enrollment on February 18, 2011, after the Army of Women provided them with 27 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

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Date closed: February 18, 2011

This study at Indiana University is investigating whether women can learn how to manage their hot flashes through breathing. The researchers were looking to enroll at least 91 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on April 21, 2010. The researchers were able to close enrollment on February 1, 2011, after the Army of Women provided them with 52 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Research Webinar:
Breathe for Hot Flashes Study

Resulting Publications:

Date closed: February 1, 2011

This study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is measuring factors that affect quality of life in women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
The researchers were looking to enroll at least 250 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on July 14, 2010. The researchers were able to close enrollment on July 15, 2010, after the Army of Women provided them with 2,526 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Date closed: July 15, 2010

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