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New Breast Cancer Study | Army of Women

March 7, 2012

The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and the Army of Women are looking for women diagnosed with any stage of breast cancer for a new breast cancer study. Please forward this on to any women in your life who may have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The study involves an online survey – and that’s it! xo, Wendy


We need women in the United States who have been diagnosed with breast cancer of any stage (including LCIS and DCIS) to take part in an on-line survey developed by researchers who are trying to identify individual characteristics that may put some breast cancer survivors at higher risk of developing uterine cancer.
Studies have shown that the drug tamoxifen, which is used to treat women with hormone-sensitive breast cancer, can increase a woman’s risk of developing uterine cancer. These researchers want to identify certain personal characteristics that might influence whether or not a woman taking tamoxifen goes on to develop uterine cancer. It is NOT necessary to have taken tamoxifen to complete this survey.

Please read on to learn more about what’s involved and who can participate. And please don’t forget to tell any of your friends or family who are breast cancer survivors about this on-line study!

What’s the study about?
The research team wants to develop a tool that can determine whether a woman with breast cancer is at higher risk of going on to develop uterine cancer. Women will be separated into two groups: 1. those who developed uterine cancer after being diagnosed with breast cancer and 2. those who did not develop uterine cancer after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Comparing the two groups will allow the research team to investigate the specific individual characteristics that are associated with developing uterine cancer after being diagnosed with breast cancer. If you were diagnosed with uterine cancer before you were diagnosed with breast cancer, you can still participate in the survey.

What’s involved?
If you sign up for the Breast Cancer, Uterine Cancer, and YOU Study, you will be sent a link to an on-line survey. The survey is confidential. This means that you will be asked to provide basic demographic information (such as age and ethnicity), but that you will NOT be asked for any identifying information (such as your name or e-mail address). The survey will ask questions about your smoking and exercise history, breast cancer diagnosis and treatment history, reproductive health and menstrual history, and personal and family medical history, including whether or not you have been diagnosed with uterine cancer. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Who is conducting the study?
Michael Milam, MD, MPH, at the University of Louisville Brown Cancer Center, in Kentucky

Anywhere in the United States – this is an on-line study

Who can participate?
You can join the Breast Cancer, Uterine Cancer, and YOU Study if you match ALL of these MAIN categories:

• You are a woman over the age of 18
• You have been diagnosed with breast cancer of any stage (including LCIS and DCIS) at some point in your life
• You have access to the Internet and are willing to complete an on-line survey
• You live in the United States

If you RSVP for the study and are found to be a match, you will receive a link to the on-line survey.

Click here to join the Army of Women and register to be an volunteer for this study or any other breast cancer study

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Galit Breen March 7, 2012 at 5:25 am

So important, my friend.

So, so very important.



Wendy March 7, 2012 at 2:28 pm

thank you sweetness!


Jessica March 7, 2012 at 5:29 am

Such an important cause, so glad you shared.


MommaKiss March 7, 2012 at 7:34 am

I am on their e-mail list and sent this to my friend A who will absolutely participate. Thank you for sharing it.


Shelby Barone March 7, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I am going to email this out. Thanks so much for sharing!


Wendy March 7, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Thanks Shelby!


Jamie March 7, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Isn’t participating on something like this part of your bucket list?!


Wendy March 7, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Yes, as a matter of fact, it is! And actually I can cross that particular item off my bucket list. I’ve participated in three studies through the Army of Women and I’m now one of their supporting bloggers!


Maria Alamillo de Ramirez March 7, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Wendy, Great thing you are getting the word out. I will also share. That’s how it all starts. I hope they get the volunteers that they need.


natalie March 8, 2012 at 12:22 am

Definitely a great share!!! thanks!


Caryn Bailey March 8, 2012 at 8:49 am

Wonderful that they’re doing this….any and all research is so important to help find a cure. Definitely going to share…


vanessa March 8, 2012 at 10:34 am

I’m going to share this! thanks so much for sharing it!


Ericka March 8, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Great post. I’m sharing your post with my friends and family. Thank you!


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