Friday, June 26, 2009

African American Women Needed for GAP Study

Received an email this morning from Susan Love/Avon Army of Women sending the message that the GAP study needs to recruit more African American breast cancer patients.

More information at this link:

What's the study about?

This is a research study designed to better understand the differences in breast cancer treatment experiences between African American women and Caucasian women. Four hundred African American women are needed for this study.

What's involved?

If you join the Gap Study you will be asked to complete a 30-40 minute telephone survey about your health related experiences and to allow your medical records to be reviewed by the doctor conducting this study.

Who is conducting the study?

Vanessa Sheppard, PhD, MA Assistant Professor of Oncology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC


Anywhere in the United States

Who can participate?

You can join the Gap Study if you match ALL of these main categories:

•You consider yourself to be Black/African American

•You are newly diagnosed with breast cancer (within 20 weeks of your diagnosis)

•Your breast cancer is stage I, II, or III

•This is the first time you have been diagnosed with breast cancer (this is not a recurrence)

•You live in the United States

The researcher may ask you additional questions to determine if this study is the right fit for you.

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