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raving_liberal ([personal profile] raving_liberal) wrote on November 25th, 2009 at 10:15 am
Breastfeeding moms needed
Army of Women is looking for 200 volunteers for a study of the breast cells normally found in breast milk to see if there are any differences in the DNA of women whose biopsies turn out to be healthy and those whose biopsies show a problem, such as cancer. The volunteers they need should be currently breastfeeding and have either had a breast biopsy at any time in the past or are scheduled to have a breast biopsy to diagnose a lump found in your breast. At this time, I believe the volunteers do have to be in the US (they have for previous studies of this nature), but it might be worth looking at if you're in Canada.

You'll be asked to fill out a survey and donate about 2.5 ounces of breastmilk from each breast. The study is being conducted by Kathleen Arcaro, PhD, Douglas Anderton, PhD, and Sarah Lenington PhD, at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.

You should be able to sign up for the study by joining at their website (they don't spam, just send you information on occasional studies designed to find ways to eliminate causes of or to facilitate the early detection of breast cancer).
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