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EmpowHER Continues to Help Recruit an Army of Women to End Breast Cancer

By March 8, 2011 - 4:28pm

EmpowHER is proud to continue to partner together with the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation in order to help recruit volunteers to join their Love/Avon Army of Women initiative at www.armyofwomen.org and stop breast cancer before it starts.

As a partner, EmpowHER continues to support the Army of Women via a variety of methods, including helping to get the word out about the latest and greatest breast cancer studies from Army of Women.
The Army of Women initiative, a program of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, funded by a grant from the Avon Foundation for Women, is recruiting one million women of all ages (over 18) and ethnicities, with or without breast cancer, to read about opportunities to participate in breast cancer research studies. With over 350,000 women signed up to date and over 40,000 women actually participating in over 40 studies, they still need YOUR help.

Current studies focus on using breast milk to screen for breast cancer, and finding a better way to predict a woman's breast cancer risk, among other studies. Participation can involve anything from providing a blood sample to something as simple as filling out an online questionnaire.

Among a few of their harder to fill studies, are the following that need your help. If you or someone you know might be interested, why don’t you sign up or pass it along?

Shift Work and Breast Cancer Risk Study

This study is looking for women in the Indianapolis area without a history of breast cancer who have worked the night shift for at least 5 consecutive years.

The research team is studying breast tissue samples from women who have not had breast cancer, who have worked either day shifts (anytime between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.) or night shifts (anytime between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.) for at least five consecutive years to better understand whether wake/sleep cycle disruptions may increase breast cancer risk. Later, the researchers will compare the samples collected from women who have not had breast cancer to breast tissue samples collected from women with breast cancer.
Learn more here: (http://www.armyofwomen.org/current/view?grant_id=335)

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As the NY Troop Organizer for the Army of Women and a new EmpowHER blogger AND one of the 1000 Women who told my story, I am thrilled to see there is a partnership between EmpowHER and Army of Women. Moving beyond a cure. Breast cancer is not a good cancer nor is it a way to get a "boob job." It's a disease that will kill almost 40,000 this year and impact the lives of millions of others: the newly diagnosed, the survivors who live with their own challenges, the family members of patients who become "at risk" previvors, and those living with metastatic disease. Research is the answer. I hope every woman who joins this site also joins the Army of Women. We need to change the status quo.


December 15, 2011 - 2:10pm
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