Carlos Blanco, M.D., PhD, New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University, New York, NY
This study at New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University is investigating which type of talk therapy is the most effective treatment for depression in people who have had a breast cancer diagnosis. It enrolled people who had a diagnosis of stage I-IV breast cancer more than six months prior to joining the study. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 150 volunteers in the New York Area and contacted the Army of Women (AOW) to help with their recruitment efforts. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on Nov. 30, 2011, and the researchers closed enrollment on Jan. 21, 2016. The AOW provided them with 110 volunteers who were interested in enrolling in the study.