Paul Goodfellow, PhD, and Robert Pilarski, MS, at Ohio State University
The purpose of the study was to learn what genetic factors may play a role in the development of breast cancer in young women. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 5,000 women who were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer when they were 40 years old or younger for this study. The initial Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on May 5, 2010 and the researchers closed enrollment on April 22, 2019. The AOW provided them with 3,730 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.