The Study is being conducted at the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, in collaboration with City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center.
What is the Health of Women Study?
From the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation website:
"The majority of women who get breast cancer have none of the known clinical risk factors. This means we don’t know what causes breast cancer or how to prevent it.
The HOW Study is a first-of-its-kind international online study for women and men with and without a history of breast cancer. We will collect information about your health, your job, your diet, and your family history, among other topics that can help us get a better understanding of breast cancer and its potential causes.
The HOW Study will track hundreds of thousands of women (and men) over time
to learn what causes breast cancer, and how to prevent it. HOW will also study long-term
breast cancer survivors in order to get a better understanding of how they are beating
the odds. This is the first time a study of this size and magnitude is collecting
data entirely online. We are excited by this approach because it will allow us to
ask every question any of us (including you) ever wanted answered. We believe this
is the first study that will allow the participants to submit questions they want
studied, and we are eager to hear what you want us to do!
Once you sign up to become a member of the HOW Study, you will receive periodic questionnaires that will ask questions about different health and exposure topics. Each new questionnaire will be released in a "Call to Action" email and will address a specific topic, such as reproductive health, cancer history (for those with breast cancer), environmental exposures, and much, much more. Each questionnaire should take about 60-90 minutes to fill out, and you will get a new one every three to four months.
This is a partnership, and we need you for the long haul. The more questionnaires you fill out, the more information we will have that can help us have a better understanding of why women get breast cancer."
Click here to join the HOW Study or find out more.
The students took part in a one-mile walk/run and collected pledges totaling $852.39! The Maine Breast Cancer Coalition volunteers who accepted the check were so impressed with these young people who raised such a big donation for our Support Service Fund. Read more here.
The conference continues to provide cancer survivors, caregivers, health care professionals and interested community members about information and resources. It is also is a day of healing, hope, health and inspiration for all.
The conference will run from 9 a.m.–3:15 p.m., with registration beginning at 8. Lunch is available at no charge to all participants and there will also be door prizes. There will be representatives from health care and social service organizations.
For more information or to register, contact the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center at 664-0339 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to a fantastic buffet lunch, guests will enjoy fabulous door prizes and amazing guest speakers. They will leave the event empowered and equipped with information on how to do more for the breast cancer cause than buy pink ribbon products. Attendees will also leave the event prepared to “Think BEYOND Pink” all throughout the year with great breast health resources and information.
To register or for more information, please call or email Bethany Zell, Pink Aroostook Director, by Wednesday, October 25, at 498.1361 or email@example.com.
All of us at MBCC are so grateful for the Eagles Club members' hard work in raising
funds for our organization!
Photo left to right: Ro LeGasse, Support Service Fund program assistant; Carol Beagan, MBCC treasurer and SSF committee member; Deidra Harvey, chairperson for MBCC for RFOE, her mother Janet Magoon, member of RFOE, and her father, David Magoon, RFOE Trustee.