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Army of Women Wednesday: Answer the Call for Breast Cancer Prevention Studies!

The video really says it all.  The Army of Women needs you!  Please take a minute and go to the website to learn more about the initiative to stop breast cancer before it starts by moving research from cure to cause.   Once you sign up, you are eligible to participate in current studies that need you to move forward.  Do it today!  Do it to help us all move beyond "awareness" and on to eradication!

As a member of the AOW Supporting Blogger Network, it is my privilege to bring you news of current studies in need of participants.  Take a look and check back on Wednesdays for more AOW information.  Today we have a study which is open to anyone in the world who qualifies.  Wouldn't it be exciting to be part of cutting edge research into the very causes of this vicious disease?

Project Title DCIS and BRCA1 and BRCA2 Study

Researcher Elizabeth Claus, MD, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

Study Summary The goal of this study is to learn more about the genetic material, called DNA, of women who have had DCIS and have the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation. This DNA can be obtained through a saliva sample. Studying DNA might help us to better understand the prognosis and outcome for this group of women and to find out whether there is a relationship between DCIS, BRCA1 and BRCA2.

Who Can Participate? You can join the DCIS, BRCA1 and BRCA2 Study if you match ALL of these MAIN categories:

•You have had an initial diagnosis of only DCIS (This means no invasive breast cancer at the time you first received your diagnosis of breast cancer. You are still eligible if you have invasive breast cancer if the invasive breast cancer was diagnosed at least six months after the DCIS.)

•You have been tested and found to have a genetic mutation in either BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 

•You are over 20 years old 

The researcher may ask you additional questions to be sure that this study is a good fit for you.

What Does Participation Involve? If you join the DCIS, BRCA1 and BRCA2 Study you will be asked to take part in a phone interview in which study personnel will ask you questions about your medical and family history. You will then be sent a kit in which you will collect saliva and mail it back to the researcher at no cost to you. This study needs approximately 200 women to enroll.

Where? Anywhere in the world. You don't have to leave your house to participate. Everything is done by mail and over the phone.

You don’t have to step a toe out of your house or have anything invasive done to your body to be part of this study.    I had DCIS, but otherwise do not qualify (I am definitely over 20, but thankfully negative for the genetic mutation.) If you qualify, please consider participating.  This is an opportunity to be a part of something important, so “Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.”  William James  

Comments

Joan Hochbaum's picture

This is an extremely worthwhile site.

Debbie's picture

Thank you so much Joan for your comment and welcome to WWGN! AOW is a great site and I hope everyone takes a few moments to give it a look. Debbie

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