Karine Chung, MD, with co-investigators Malcolm Pike, PhD, Debra Hawes, MD, Linda Hovanessian-Larsen, MD, Darcy Spicer, MD, Anna Wu, PhD, Leigh Pearce, PhD, DeShawn Taylor, MD, and Briana Rudick, MD, at the University of Southern California
This study at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, is investigating the effects of Depo Provera, which contains a high dose of a synthetic progestin, on breast tissue. The researchers wanted to enroll 36 volunteers from the Los Angeles area and the Army of Women (AOW) served as one of their multiple recruitment resources. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on Sept. 15, 2010, and the researchers closed enrollment on July 29, 2014. The AOW provided them with 14 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.