Jun 26, 2013 - 5:27 pm
For those of you who aren't aware, but are interested in helping in research, www.armyofwomen.org is a great place to go. I believe you have to create an account, then go to Sign Up Today, then Current Projects.
For years, I wanted to participate somewhere, somehow, but could never figure out the NIH sites (you can still go there to look but I find it very difficult to figure out what I can enroll in).
Finally, Dr. Susan Love and Avon brought us a web site where you can quickly scan over studies that you might be eligible to participate in and everything is written in language you can understand.
I have now particpated in 2 studies: one for young women diagnosed with breast cancer (this one called for a blood sample and it didn't matter that I am 60 now) and a new one, Hormones, the KRAS-variant, and Breast Cancer Risk (Yale). The latter required some path reports and an easy to do at home saliva specimen.
It feels so wonderful to be a part of a possible solution! If I could help one single breast cancer patient...well I don't think I have to explain here!