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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)

Combination of Low-Dose Anti-Estrogens with Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Prevention of Hormone-Independent Breast Cancer

This study is looking for post-menopausal women near Hershey, PA, who have never had breast cancer.

The purpose of this study is to find out if combining raloxifene with a dietary supplement called omega-3 fatty acid has an effect on breast density or urine and blood chemicals associated with breast cancer development.
Learn more here: (http://www.armyofwomen.org/current/view?grant_id=331).

Breast Cancer Risk in Young Women Study

This study is looking for women ANYWHERE in the US and Canada who were diagnosed with breast cancer when they were 40 years old or younger.
The purpose of the study is to learn what genetic factors may play a role in the development of breast cancer in young women.
Learn more here: (http://www.armyofwomen.org/current/view?grant_id=356).

For the full list of current projects and to see if you qualify for one of their studies, please visit http://www.armyofwomen.org/current.

To be regularly informed of studies such as the ones mentioned above, simply sign up today by clicking here: https://www.armyofwomen.org/getinvolved. Once you have registered with the Army of Women, you will be contacted via email blast, 2-3 times a month, letting you know how you can participate in groundbreaking, breast cancer prevention research studies. You can either sign-up for the studies online, or if you do not qualify, you can forward the information to a friend or family member. Every woman over 18 is welcome to participate, whether a breast cancer survivor or someone never affected. Participation in any study is always completely voluntary.

Together, we can prevent breast cancer. Help move breast cancer beyond a cure and sign up today at www.armyofwomen.org.

The mission of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation is to eradicate breast cancer and improve the quality of women’s health through innovate research, education and advocacy. For more information, visit www.dslrf.org.

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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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