Study Publications

Your Commitment and Participation in Research is Impactful.

The decision to donate your time, health information, and/or biological samples has resulted in scientific publications which share important research findings with the greater breast cancer community. We are dedicated to keeping our members connected with research, from study launch through data analysis and results. To connect with results, we encourage you to view the following publications from previous Love Research Army supported studies. You may notice that many publications mention the Army of Women or AOW. In 2020, after recognizing over 10 years as the Army of Women, we changed our name to Love Research Army to better reflect our longstanding commitment to fostering inclusive research.

Cognitive training for improving executive function in chemotherapy-treated breast cancer survivors.

Read this article on the Clinical Breast Cancer website.

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Kesler S, Hosseini SMH, Heckler C, et al. Clinical Breast Cancer, August 2013

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Assessment and Treatment of Cognitive Deficits in Breast Cancer

This study at Stanford University is investigating the brain function problems associated with breast cancer and its treatment. The researchers were looking to enroll at least 180 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on April 16, 2009. The researchers were able to close enrollment on May 4, 2009, after the Army of Women provided them with 1,341 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

The effect of grapefruit intake on endogenous serum estrogen levels in postmenopausal women.

Read this article on the Nutrition and Cancer website.

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Monroe KR, Stanczyk FZ, Besinque KH, Pike MC. Nutrition and Cancer, July 2013

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Grapefruit, hormones, and postmenopausal breast cancer risk

This study at the University of Southern California is investigating whether eating grapefruit affects the hormones of postmenopausal women. The researchers were looking to enroll at least 65 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on May 5, 2009. The researchers were able to close enrollment on May 7, 2009, after the Army of Women provided them with 203 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Default mode network connectivity distinguishes chemotherapy-treated breast cancer survivors from controls.

Read this article on the PNAS website.

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Kesler SR, Wefel JS, Hosseini SM, Cheung M, Watson CL, Hoeft F. PNAS, July 2013

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Assessment and Treatment of Cognitive Deficits in Breast Cancer

This study at Stanford University is investigating the brain function problems associated with breast cancer and its treatment. The researchers were looking to enroll at least 180 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on April 16, 2009. The researchers were able to close enrollment on May 4, 2009, after the Army of Women provided them with 1,341 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

The effects of motivation, ability, and heuristic cues on systematic processing of information about breast cancer environmental factors.

Read this article on the Journal of Health Communication website.

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Smith S. W., Clark-Hitt R., Nazione S., Russell J., Silk K., & Atkin C. K. Journal of Health Communication, May 2013

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The Breast Cancer Messages Study

This study at Michigan State University is exploring how women interpret information about environmental risk factors for breast cancer. The researchers were looking to enroll at least 180 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on February 4, 2010. The researchers were able to close enrollment on February 5, 2010, after the Army of Women provided them with 10,767 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Genetic variants associated with breast cancer risk for Ashkenazi Jewish women with strong family histories but no identifiable BRCA1/2 mutation.

Read this article on the Human Genetics website.

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Rinella ES, Shao Y, Yackowski L, Pramanik S, Oratz R, Schnabel F, Guha S, LeDuc C, Campbell CL, Klugman SD, Terry MB, Senie RT, Andrulis IL, Daly M, John EM, Roses D, Chung WK, Ostrer H. Human Genetics, May 2013

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Jewish Women's Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genetic Study

This study at New York University School of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York City, is studying DNA from Ashkenazi Jewish women for two reasons: to try to identify new genes that might reduce breast and ovarian cancer risk in women who have a BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation; and to try to identify genes, other than BRCA 1 and BRCA2, that increase breast and ovarian cancer risk in Ashkenazi Jewish women. The researchers initially wanted to enroll at least 1,000 women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent; they later increased their enrollment goal to a minimum of 2,000 women after the tremendous response from Army of Women members. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on November 10, 2010. When the researchers closed enrollment on June 9, 2011, the Army of Women had provided them with 4,620 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Narrowing racial gaps in breast cancer chemotherapy initiation: the role of the patient-provider relationship

Read this article on the Breast Cancer Research and Treatment website.

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Sheppard V.B. Ph.D., Isaacs C. MD, Luta G. Ph.D., Willey S.C. MD, FACS, Boisvert M. MD, FACS, Harper F.W.K., Ph.D., Smith K. MD, Horton S. MD, Liu M.C. MD, Jennings Y. BA, Hirpa F. MA, Snead F. MD, and Mandelblatt J.S. MD Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, May 2013

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Protocol for Narrowing the Gap in Adjuvant Therapy (GAP Study)

This study at Georgetown University, in Washington, DC, was designed to better understand the differences in breast cancer treatment experiences between African-American women and white women. The researchers wanted to enroll at least 400 African-American women and 400 white women. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on April 3, 2009. When the researchers closed enrollment on August 2, 2011, the Army of Women had provided them with 239 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Reduced hippocampal volume and verbal memory performance associated with interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha levels in chemotherapy-treated breast cancer survivors.

Read this article on the Brain, Behavior, and Immunity website.

Publication Details
Kesler S, Janelsins M, Koovakkattu D, et al. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, March 2013

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Assessment and Treatment of Cognitive Deficits in Breast Cancer

This study at Stanford University is investigating the brain function problems associated with breast cancer and its treatment. The researchers were looking to enroll at least 180 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on April 16, 2009. The researchers were able to close enrollment on May 4, 2009, after the Army of Women provided them with 1,341 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Cancer patient and survivor research from the cancer information service research consortium: a preview of three large randomized trials and initial lessons learned.

Read this article on the Journal of Health Communication website.

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Marcus AC, Diefenbach MA, Stanton AL, Miller SM, Fleisher L, Raich PC, Morra ME, Perocchia RS, Tran ZV, Bright MA; CISRC Research Team. Journal of Health Communication, February 2013

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Pathways to Recovery after Breast Cancer Treatment

This study at the University of California, Los Angeles, is investigating the best way to provide post-treatment education materials about life after breast cancer: via the mail or with a multi-media education tool that can be viewed over the Internet or on a CD-Rom. The researchers were looking to enroll at least 1080 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on September 16, 2009. The researchers were able to close enrollment on April 14, 2011, after the Army of Women provided them with 2,579 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Cancer patient and survivor research from the cancer information service research consortium: a preview of three large randomized trials and initial lessons learned.

Read this article on the Journal of Health Communication website.

Publication Details
Marcus AC, Diefenbach MA, Stanton AL, Miller SM, Fleisher L, Raich PC, Morra ME, Perocchia RS, Tran ZV, Bright MA; CISRC Research Team. Journal of Health Communication, February 2013

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Healing Choices for Women With Breast Cancer

Researchers throughout the country are working with the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service to determine the best way to get information about treatment options to women who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The researchers want to find the best way to deliver the information: by mail, in the form of print materials, or by the Internet. The researchers wanted to enroll at least 720 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on April 7, 2010. When the researchers closed enrollment on June 2, 2011, the Army of Women had provided them with 347 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Paced Respiration for Vasomotor and Other Menopausal Symptoms: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

Read this article on the Journal of General Internal Medicine website.

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Carpenter JS, PhD, RN, FAAN, Burns DS, PhD, MT-BC, Wu J, MS, Otte JL, PhD, RN, Schneider B, MD, Ryker K, MPH Journal of General Internal Medicine, February 2013

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Breathe for Hot Flashes

This study at Indiana University is investigating whether women can learn how to manage their hot flashes through breathing. The researchers were looking to enroll at least 91 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on April 21, 2010. The researchers were able to close enrollment on February 1, 2011, after the Army of Women provided them with 52 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.