Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Thanks to Dr. Susan Love's Research Foundation and the amazing Army of Women, there are oodles of ongoing opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research. I'm highlighting a few noninvasive studies for you to consider participating in if you meet eligibility requirements. There is even one listed here for ladies who don't have cancer. Click the links below for more details. (These studies are time-sensitive, so if interested, get in touch right away. If they're not right for you but for someone you know: share, share, share!) 

DCIS AND BRCA STUDY If you've been diagnosed with DCIS, have a known BRCA mutation, and are over age 20, this research study may be for you. The best part: They are recruiting women from all over the world
ENERGY STUDY The "Exercise and Nutrition to Enhance Recovery and Good Health for You" (ENERGY) study will analyze the effects of diet and exercise on overweight breast cancer survivors. Women must live near the following locations: San Diego, CA; St. Louis, MO; Birmingham, AL; and Denver, CO. 
HOT FLASH STUDY The "Interventions for Relief of Menopausal Symptoms: A 3-by-2 Factorial Design Examining Yoga, Exercise, and Omega-3 Supplementation" study needs women near Seattle, WA — cancer NOT required! — who are between the ages of 40 and 62, peri- or postmenopausal, suffer from hot flashes and not on Tamoxifen or other hormone treatment.
JEWELS IN OUR GENES STUDY aims to understand if there are undiscovered genes unique to African Americans that may predict early breast cancer risk. The "Jewels in Our Genes" study is looking for black women over age 18 who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and reside anywhere in the USA
MEDITATION STUDY If you live near Los Angeles, CA, and were diagnosed with breast cancer after 2001 but before age 50, you may be eligible to participate in a "Mindfulness Meditation-Based Intervention for Younger Breast Cancer Survivors" study.
YOGA STUDY The "Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors: Effects on Fatigue, Immune Function, and Mood" study needs ladies who live near Columbus, OH, for a research project studying the effects of yoga on (you guessed it) fatigue, immune function and mood.
YOUNG BREAST CANCER STUDY The purpose of the "Breast Cancer Risk in Young Women" study is to learn what role genetic factors may play in the development of breast cancer in younger women. Currently recruiting 5,000 females diagnosed with invasive breast cancer at age 40 or younger who live anywhere in Canada or the United States.
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  1. Wonderful that there are supportive programs and get that you are spreading the word
    Mary x

  2. Thanks, Mary! I got excited when I saw a study that women with BC from around the world could participate in! Thanks for reading.

  3. I'm a huge fan of Army of Women. I did a study recently that hopes to find a genetic link in young BC patients who tested negative for the BRAC gene. All I had to do was take the packet they mailed me to my oncology appointment and get extra blood drawn, then mail it in the pre-paid envelope. Piece of cake, and make me feel like I'm contributing to the fight against the dreaded disease. Thanks for getting the word out so that others can help, too.

  4. Pinkunderbelly: Thanks for sharing how simple it can be to be part of research that will help shed light on whatever the heck it is that makes BC so prevalent. Every little bit helps. Brava!

  5. AHHHHH.... RENN!!!!!!! I ABSOLUTELY Love this Post...You ARE AWESOME!!! I am the new NY Troop Organizer and am so passionate about what Dr. Love is trying to do. Still can't understand why we can't enroll MILLIONS. People aren't being asked for money or for time or to do a damn thing. Just five teeny pieces of info and read a few emails.

    You rock my world, girlfriend. I just did a video submission for the army. They have a campaign going on in October.


    Love to you....


  6. AnneMarie: I replied to your post before I realized you had replied here to mine. ;-) Congrats on taking on NY. If anyone can round 'um up to a million, you can! GO ARMY!!!!!

  7. Excellent post, Renn! I didn't know about any of these endeavours - not many apply to me up here in Canada but you have inspired me to do a similar post for my Canadian sisters. Thanks for fuelling the fire! :-)

  8. Thanks for these links. Answers will be found only through research, so this is important info.


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